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Into Every Generation Gap is born a Slayer…

November 8, 2010

I’m reviewing the kids and YA books that will go in the Ledger’s Christmas gift guide. Pretty much the best part of my working year. (Also, come find me if you have anyone from 2 to 18 on your gift list!)

I’ve just finished reading a fun YA novel, with one of the best titles ever: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. It lives up to the title quite nicely- there’s zombies, werewolves, plenty of macabre touches, and best of all, a funny, sarcastic teen narrator.

Of course… it reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in all the best ways.

And since it’s the gift guide in an actual print newspaper, I’ve basically got a Twitter’s worth of column inches to describe how much fun this book is.

So… here’s the question: Do I reference Buffy?

It would be apt.

Or… does that reference only scan for people 21 and older… who might have caught it on TV when they were kids? It’s on DVD… but are enough teens watching it? Or is it all Sparkly Edward all the time? (Take that, Edward!)

That’s depressing.

But… here! This comic strip cheered me and could not be more aptly timed! Mary Sue the Vampire Slayer.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2010 10:21 am

    If this had said “Buffy” in the title, I probably wouldn’t have clicked on it but because it said, “Slayer,” I was intrigued thinking it was the music band (who I don’t even actually like but was curious about who the next Slayer might be so I could run and hide).

    I was pleasantly surprised this was about a book.

  2. eyeteeth permalink
    November 8, 2010 10:28 pm

    If I may be permitted a moment of self-promotion, you might also like this one.

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