Parents' Guide to

Chosen: Slayer, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Demon-slaying sequel has more wit and angst.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Great if you like Buffy.

Great continuation of the Buffy story. Very enjoyable and keeps to the Buffy verse.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The mysteries are too easy for readers to solve, but Buffy fans will still enjoy this witty, angsty sequel as wooden stakes fly and the other kind of stakes get even higher. Chosen follows the same pattern as the first book, Slayer, so you'll know who the secret bad guys are and you'll know what they're after. You may be miffed that the characters are so blind to it.

That aside, Chosen works well when it combines action with wit. There are plenty of moments where ultra-strong Nina takes out a bunch of villains while delivering the perfect one-liners. They remind readers what a strange job she has in this world of demons that can siphon off your feelings or skip through dimensions or hold conferences at the Marriott. Though, sometimes the wit turns to cynicism, which leads to some serious angst. While these passages of intense reflection could have been edited down, Nina's doubts and indecision are relatable, even if her butt-kicking job isn't, and Chosen soon gets back to the butt-kicking action.

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