Monday, 17 January 2011

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Bind Up 1 by Various

Coyote Moon by John Vornholt
Night of the Living Rerun by Arthur Byron Cover
Portal Through Time by Alice Henderson

Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Series, Bind-Up One
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Published: 2010 (although the books were published separately before)
Number of Pages: 704
Book: Bought 
Genres: Dark Romance, Action, Supernatural, Humour, YA

In every generation, there is a Chosen One.
A Slayer destined to protect the human race.
She alone must fight the demons of hell.
She alone must risk her life to stop the spread of evil.
Buffy is the Chosen One.
In Coyote Moon, a typical night at the carnival becomes deadly as shape-shifters turn the amusement park into their own house of horrors.
Buffy starts having past-life nightmares in Night of the Living Rerun, and must face her hisotic counterpart before the events of the past repeat in the present.
In Portal Through Time, Slayers over the centuries are in danger and Buffy must protect them in order to save her own life and legacy.

These three books have everything: vampires, humour, romance, shapeshifters, zombies, time travel, alternate dimensions and Xander getting possessed by a past-life spirit – a young witch called Sarah.  What’s not to love?
The characters in the books are the ones from the series are captured by three different authors, and yet manage to stay the same all the way through.  You really can get a sense of them, and know they’re the characters from the show.  My favourite is Willow, I think, the strange, smart, quiet girl with a rather bizarre fashion sense and an obsession with her best friend Xander.  Who I also love, a lot.  He’s cute and goofy, and sarcastically funny, and just happens to have a huge crush on the third member of the ‘Scoobie gang’, Buffy.  Buffy is a classic, let’s face it, the smart-mouth, butt-kicking Slayer, who kills with stakes with a side of witty comments. 
I love this series, but I am obsessed with all things vampire.  Which brings me to Angel, Buffy’s love interest, the mysterious dark stranger with a secret...  He has that brooding thing down to a fine art.
I’d recommend this book, as it’s fun, easy to read, made me laugh and want to read on.  It’s your classic feel-good book, only with a supernatural twist.  I can’t wait to read the next bind up and for the third to come out!
Oh, and a final thing, I love the cover, it’s far better than the ones for the single books, which are just pictures of the gang.  They’re nice pictures, of course, but this cover’s so artistic and vampiric.  Love it!

Star Rating:
4 ½ Out of 5

Read This Book if You Liked:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series
The Drake Chronicles: My Love Lies BleedingBlood Feud and Out for Blood by Alyxandra Harvey


Sarah said...

I've never seen the show or read the books, but i have heard very good things! I'm itching to start the series!

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Sarah: Oh, I so recommend them! They're amazing! :)