Halloween Rain

Halloween Rain

-Written by Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder
-160 Pages
-November 1997

  Summary: It's Halloween in Sunnydale and Xander and Willow warn Buffy not go out on Halloween if it's raining. See, the rain here is magical on Halloween and if it lands on a scarecrow that scarecrow will come alive with the spirit of Halloween, which is basically the evil Samhein who comes back every Halloween to hunt the Slayer. He's killed one before and nothing's going to stop him from getting to Buffy. While at a Halloween bash at The Bronze, Buffy is forced to go to the cemetery to fight the legions of the undead. After several fights she encounters Samhein, the Pumpkin King, who's ready and willing to take her life.
   
  Rating: 5/5
   
  Review: God I loved this book. And since I love Halloween so much, this made the novel even more fun to read. I loved the whole idea and the Halloween rain falling down to create a pumpkin king. The pumpkin king was deliciously creepy and was incredibly well written in order to give us a sense of what exactly Buffy was fearing. The whole atmosphere of the novel was dark and it did feel like a Buffy Halloween special that could have be put on TV, if the show had a somewhat larger budget. It felt like a magical story and I especially loved the ending with Buffy heading back into the burning building, wanting to finish off this beast forever. A wonderful novel and one I recommend to anyone.
   
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