Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Richie Tankersley Cusick (review)

February 19, 2015 All Reviews, Fantasy, Movies, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, YA 2 ★★★

Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Richie Tankersley Cusick (review)Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Richie Tankersley Cusick
Published by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing on 1992
Number of Pages: 192
Genres: Fantasy, Film, Paranormal, Urban
Source: Gift
Format: Paperback
Purchase: At Amazon

The fourth teenage girl in L. A. has disappeared in less than two months! But Buffy's oblivious. She's brainstorming a theme for the senior dance. One nightmare later, she meets a stranger named Merrick who tells her she bears the mark of the order: only she -- the Pom-Pom Princess of California cheerleaders -- can stop the vampires before they engulf L. A. They're everywhere... she can't even trust her best friends! Merrick has brought her knowledge, physical and mental powers beyond her wildest dreams, and a terrifying enemy: Lothos, King of the Vampires, who is determined to have Buffy for himself! All she has are a stake, a cross and a mission: destroy the evil -- even if it takes her own life!

“Does Elvis talk to you? Tell you to do things? Do you see spots?”


It’s rare that I like a movie version better than the book. However since this book is based on the movie, instead of having a movie based on a book, I’m okay with not liking the book as much. I loved the movie, and reading this book… Well, it was like someone trying to describe the movie scene by scene.

All the lines in the movie were transferred over to the book, all the scenes, etc. There was very little here that was original content as far as I could tell. It doesn’t really add anything the movie didn’t have, except a slightly different ending. It also doesn’t do well describing what is going on and why. So if you haven’t seen the movie version, you may not understand what’s going on in some parts of the book.

And a lot of the funny moments in the movie, didn’t translate well in the book either. Bottom line, if you have seen the movie this book is based off of, you may enjoy it for the nostalgia you get. If you haven’t seen the movie? Skip the book, you’ll end up confused.


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2 Responses to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Richie Tankersley Cusick (review)”

    • SilvaraWilde

      Yeah, the book was kind of a flop. It’s neat to own since it’s out of print and all, but I’d really rather watch the movie or TV series. And that’s not usually something I say about books!

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