In Every Generation by Kendare Blake - Book Review

In Every Generation by Kendare Blake - Book Review

Review by @elle.cheshire

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

This was everything I wanted it to be!

I wouldn’t recommend it if you haven’t seen Buffy. It references the series heavily without explanation or world building explained - which is perfectly fine if you know the history and lore but if you don’t it’ll make little sense and is full of spoilers.

This explores a new generation with Frankie as an unprepared Slayer called, and her friends helping her along the way. We have characters from the series take a role as prominent side characters and I loved getting more time with them in this story. Plus we get to see Frankie building her own gang of friends to fight with her. I loved the group and all their dynamics. They were all layered, entertaining and with their own struggles. These characters really elevated the story.

Whilst I did like Frankie she wasn’t my favourite character, however I liked her growth and really felt for her as she struggled to live up the epic Buffy. If you’re expecting lots of badass best downs from Frankie then think again: she isn’t Buffy, she is essentially the unsure unpractised version any normal person would be in her situation. I actually found this a lot more relatable and a nice change.

The plot felt done in a classic Buffy style with old Sunnydale High being the centre for their training, research and planning. I liked the Big Bad and the building of tension alongside the overarching problem/ mystery though it wasn’t as climatic as I imagined it would be.

A very fun nostalgic read. I can’t wait to get the next book!

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Review by @elle.cheshire

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A bit about me… I love all things morally grey and magical! 

My favourite series is Red Rising and I’m sucker for found family. 

I drink way too much tea and live out my fantasy dreams by visiting medieval festivals and doing archery! 

If I’m not reading you’ll find me writing my book or dreaming of far away places.

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