Summary: Buffy has a run in with a couple demons
at store while a gangly blonde girl watches on. Afterwards Buffy tries
to talk to her but she runs off, faster than Buffy can catch her.
Meanwhile Dawn has befriended a girl named Arianna at her school.
Arianna has no friends and an abusive mother and has always longed
to become a heroine. After it becomes clear that Arianna is the exceptionally
strong girl that Buffy ran into, the gang tries to find out where
Arianna's powers are coming from. Meanwhile, a demon called Aurek
is searching for his daughter Arianna who is to become the Reaver,
a being used for mass destruction of the dimensions. He finally locates
her and tries to convince her that all humans are against demons.
Just as Arianna starts to befriend Buffy, she then begins to pull
away. Fearing that Buffy will just kill her in the end. Arianna has
to make a decision on whether or not to keep her humanity.
Review: REALLY good. The whole basis for this novel
was superb. It draws you in immediately with the scene between Buffy
at the drug store and Arianna that becomes an immediate mystery. It
was an excellent opener and I love when stuff is done like that. There
were numerous reference to the off screen life of the actors, ie:
the mention about some hot guy in the movie Psycho Beach Party.
Best line in the WHOLE book was:
Dawn: Come on, we're huntin' wabbits.
Anya: Oh no! They're finally attacking, aren't they?
hehe, I laughed so hard at that.
Anyway, the basis of the book was well thought out and written along
with a very powerful ending. I missed they'd explained a little more
about the Reaver. They touched on the outer dimensional stuff but
never really went into it, and somehow that makes me feel like part
of the story is missing. Anyway, it was a good read and I'd recommend
it to the fans out there.