I received this book for free from Hear Our Voices Book Tours and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Sign of the Slayer by Sharina Harris
Published by Entangled Teen on August 29, 2023
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Paranormal, Young Adult Fiction / Vampires
Source: Hear Our Voices Book Tours and the publisher
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Full Metal Alchemist meets Vampire Diaries in this fun and clever dark academia series...
High school is supposed to be about studying, socializing, and marching-band practice. Not fighting vampires. Then one night flipped my world inside out—now, my life sucks. But it isn’t all bad. I’m at a slayer academy, learning things like the real origin of vamps and how to make serious weapons out of thin air.
Every last one of them will pay for what they did. I’m doing great.
Until I come face-to-face with the actual vampire prince...and I’m not sure of anything anymore. Vampires are supposed to be soul-sucking demons. But Khamari is...something else. He’s intelligent and reasonable—and he seems to know things about me that could change everything.
He’s also hiding something big, even from his own kind. And when a threat from an ancient evil is so extreme that a vampire will team up with a slayer to take it down, it isn’t just my need for revenge that’s at stake anymore.
It’s the whole damn world.
Welcome to my stop on the Sign of the Slayer book tour hosted by Hear Our Voices Book Tours! Thank you to Hear Our Voices and publisher Entangled Teen for including me.
What’s Your Code Name?
Are ya’ll ready to start prepping for #SpookySeason?! Good! But first, you must choose a code name. It can be a city, state or country. What will yours be? Let me know if the comments!
You can call me Detroit.
Awesome New Slayer World
Apparently the leap from Marching Band to Vampire Slayer Academy is not that big for some people, specifically brand-new slayer, Raven. She is my kind of heroine – quick-witted and a certified butt-kicker!
I had a lot of fun reading Sign of the Slayer. From the hilarious, snarky one-liners and dialogue to the 90s/early 2000s pop culture references to the code names. The world building that included vampire lore and a hi-tech slayer academy are easy to latch onto and you find yourself wanting to learn more right along with Raven.
Slayer & Vampire Sitting in a Tree…
I also feel like it wouldn’t be a proper slayer story without a little romance with the supposed enemy. I enjoyed watching the dynamic between Prince Khamari and Raven aka Texas unfold. Especially since she has trust issues with him being a vampire. And I’m liking the flavor of a possible love triangle blossoming too.
I’m looking forward to this being a series!!!! If you grew up watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then you are definitely going to want to check this book out.