I don't remember exactly when I wanted to read Joss Whedon's Fray, but I imagine it was back in school around when I took a course on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Whatever the case, I've had the graphic novel since October 2012 (the packing slip from Amazon was still in the book). So that's almost three years where I've wanted to read it but kept putting it off.
Fray is set in the same universe as the whole Buffy series, but hundred of years in the future. Magic and demons have long been gone from the world and so no girls have been chosen to be the Slayer. Until now. Melaka Fray is the best grabber in Manhattan. But when a man tells her she's the Chosen One (before lighting himself on fire) and a demon shows up in her apartment, her world starts to spin in crazy directions. It seems that the Lurkers (people everyone thinks are just diseased) are actually really weak vampires. And someone has found a way to both organize them AND open a portal to Hell. To beat them, Fray needs to embrace her destiny as the Slayer. Unfortunately she is missing a large part of her heritage - she has the Slayer's strength, but not the psychic connection to the Slayers who have come before her. She's also not exactly a leader, which is what is needed for the coming war...
I honestly really enjoyed reading Fray. I loved how crazy she was, but also how human: here was a girl who was dealt a rather rough hand who manages to rise up to the challenges before her. Sure, she may stumble along the way. But that really makes her human. I was actually rather sad when the book ended - sure the story was wrapped up. But I really want to know what happens next!!!
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.