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I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.One Girl in All the World by Kendare Blake
Series: In Every Generation #2
Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 31, 2023
Genres: YA Paranormal
Source: the publisher
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
“A worthy successor to the Slayer stories.” ―Booklist (starred review for In Every Generation)
Into every generation, a slayer is born. One girl in all the world . . . sort of.
Frankie Rosenberg is the world’s first slayer-witch, but she doesn’t have that slay-life balance figured out just yet. She’s still reeling from the deadly explosion at the anual slayer retreat―and new evidence that some slayers may have survived. And while she’s defeated her first Big Bad, Frankie soon realizes it was just a warm-up act. Bigger, badder forces of evil are just getting started.
The Hellmouth has been reawakened and its calling old friends home. Portals are opening between Sunnydale and other dimensions. And the Scooby Gang has too many demons to contend with―real, metaphorical, and sometimes absurdly hot.
Then an oracle warns of a new foe on its way: the Darkness. Could this be what attacked the slayers? And is it coming for Frankie?
New York Times best-selling author Kendare Blake takes readers back to the demon capital of the world in this sequel to In Every Generation.
I really enjoyed the first one, In Every Generation, and so couldn’t wait to get my hands on this second one! It only took me a few pages to get back into the story and remember what happened, although I now want to go back and reread the first because of some things I can’t quite remember. One thing that I really love about this series so far is how much the author has totally brought into it the humor and snarkiness that was a big part of what I loved about the show. The goofy way they act in certain situations, the way the characters make up sayings or repurpose them into their killer comment as they finish off a baddie.
The Scooby gang is all here again. Well, the new Scooby gang. Although Xander makes a little bit of an appearance through mention at one point when they reach out to him. I love the new Scooby gang though, Jake, Hailey, Sigmund, and their slayer Frankie. Of course there’s Frankie’s watcher, Spike, and her mom Willow. This story we also get Sigmund’s mom, one of Willow’s exes? And then there is Grimloch from the first book, the reason I want to go back and reread that book. There is also someone who may not be part of the Scoobs at this moment, but by the end of the book, it seems they might have a chance at making it.
And then we also did get possibly a word or two from Buffy, as we find out where all the slayers might have gone, if they’re not dead from the explosion. The Darkness that comes to town is a bit of a betrayal in a way, but I like what it actually was. On the same thread as old friends, the hellmouth is attracting demons from before, so we do get some appearances of demons we know from the show. I chuckled at the Fyarl demon scene in the story when Spike had to “check” if it was Giles at first.
And I’m happy that while the big bad in this story was defeated for the most part, there is definite openings left for more stories. My hope being that this won’t just be a duology like the last BTVS remix was.
About the Author
Kendare Blake is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels and short stories. Her work is sort of dark, always violent, and features passages describing food from when she writes while hungry. She was born in July in Seoul, South Korea, but doesn’t speak a lick of Korean, as she was packed off at a very early age to her adoptive parents in the United States. That might be just an excuse, though, as she is pretty bad at learning foreign languages. She lives and writes in Gig Harbor, Washington, with her husband, their cat son Tyrion Cattister, red Doberman dog son Obi-Dog Kenobi, rottie mix dog daughter Agent Scully, and naked Sphynx cat son Armpit McGee.
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