Saturday 4 June 2011

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Predators and Prey (Season 8, volume 5) by Joss Whedon - Book Review

Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Predators and Prey (Season 8, volume 5)
Author: Joss Whedon and others

Publisher: Dark Horse
Publication Date: September 2009
Format: E-Book - PDF
Pages: 145
Genre: Paranormal/Graphic Novel
Source: Arc from NetGalley
Buffy's world goes awry when former-classmate-turned-vampire Harmony Kendall lands her own reality TV show, Harmony Bites, bolstering bloodsucking fiends in the mainstream. Humans line up to have their blood consumed, and Slayers, through a series of missteps, misfortunes, and anti-Slayer propaganda driven by the mysterious Twilight, are forced into hiding. In Germany, Faith and Giles discover a town where Slayers retreat from a world that has turned against them, only to find themselves in the arms of something far worse. A rogue-Slayer faction displaces an entire Italian village, living up to their tarnished reputation as power-hungry thieves. And finally, with the help of a would-be demon lover, Dawn addresses her unfaltering insecurities. (Goodreads Synopsis)

I really wasn't that thrilled by this installment in the series. There were a few moments to advance the plot i.e. Dawn, Simone etc.
But there was also a lot of random stuff that I just found irritating. I could see the point for the sections with Harmony as they sowed the seeds of discontend about the slayers, but they were also annoying, and as for those cat toys - well, I was just shaking my head in disbelief, wondering what on earth that decision was about.
I am hoping that the plot may make more of a reappearance in volume 6.

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