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If You Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, take 2

I am a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fan. Huge.  So when I read books, I often find myself thinking, “Fans of Buffy will like this.”  Sometimes it is because of the plot: a feisty, chosen heroine who kicks supernatural butt.  Sometimes it is because of the writing style and dialogue, snarky, witty and full of that back and forth banter that Joss Whedon writes so well.  Whatever the reason, here are 5 new titles for Buffy fans looking for elements of the supernatural, wit and humor, snark galore, and the occasional kick-butt heroine.

The Collector by Victoria Scott
Dante Walker is a collector, sent to collect souls for The Big Guy down below.  He is smug and evil, just like Spike.  And just like Spike, he may find himself falling in love with someone on the wrong team. A great read for Buffy fans to be sure.  Full review hereProphecy Girl by Cecily White is another Entangled Teen title that Buffy fans are sure to love for the snarky voice and elements of the supernatural.

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
Sam thought he was a going no where slacker working at a fast food place, until a head shows up in a box on his doorstep and lets him know that he is a Necromancer, and a powerful one at that. Absurdly hilarious and perfect for Buffy fans everywhere.  Full review here.

The Embrace series by Jessica Shirvington
Violet Eden learns that she has the power to help fight evil in this series now being developed into a TV show for the CW.  Violet is a strong, kick-ass female in the tradition of Buffy.  Full review of here.

Every Other Day by Jenny Lynn Barnes
Every other day Kali is this world’s version of the slayer; strong, capable of kicking supernatural butt, and here to save the day (if only it weren’t against the law).  The problem? The girl at school, her father’s bosses daughter, has been marked for death on the every other day, the day when she is a perfectly normal teenage girl.  Full review here.

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Alice discovers her overprotective father isn’t as crazy as she thought, unfortunately she discovers this while he is being eaten by zombies.  Now, well after a brief stint of fear and depression, she is joining forces with those who fight the creatures.  Showalter presents an interesting take on both zombies and the Alice in Wonderland tale.  Full review here.
Previously: Top 10 YA Titles That Buffy Fans Will Like
Also of Interest: Top 10 Things I Learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer


  1. I would also add Paranormalcy to the list.

  2. Great list! I'm working on my own too… I'm feeling withdrawal after the Sunnydale Project haha! I'm actually reading The Collector for this month's book club meeting. Haven't started it yet! Every Other Day and Embrace are both on my long TBR list 🙂

  3. Nice list 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I stumbled across. Your. Blog by typify in books like Buffy the vampire. Slayer! Thank you so much! I hope you do more like these in the future.

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