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One Thing or Your Mother (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) e-book

Author:

Kirsten Beyer

Language:

English

Category:

Fantasy

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Science Fiction

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1938 kb

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Rating:

4.5

Publisher:

Pocket Books (March 3, 2008)

ISBN:

1847391206

One Thing or Your Mother (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) e-book

by Kirsten Beyer


One Thing Or Your Mother was a novel written by Kirsten Beyer based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A child vampire named Callie, turned by Drusilla, became a bone of contention between Spike and Angelus.

One Thing Or Your Mother was a novel written by Kirsten Beyer based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy Summers explored a relationship with Todd, a college student who was tutoring Buffy at the behest of Principal Snyder. A magic spell that caused everyone in Sunnydale, including Buffy, Snyder, and the vampires, to lose REM sleep and threatened to put everyone to sleep permanently

Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Mass Market Paperback: 231 pages. Kirsten Beyer has a great feel for both the characters and the story flow, and it's a shame that this is probably the only BTVS story we'll be able to read of hers. 16 people found this helpful.

Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Publisher: Gallery Books (January 1, 2008).

Start by marking One Thing or Your Mother (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2, as Want to Read .

Start by marking One Thing or Your Mother (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. There were a few different things going on with this book including a demon that was gradually putting all of Sunnydale to sleep, Drusilla who decided she wanted a child and turned a little girl into a vampire as well as Buffy being assigned a tutor to help with her studies. I liked this book, it was done well, everything came together nicely and it tied in lovely with the series.

Buffy novels have been published since 1998. Originally under the Pocket Books imprint of Simon & Schuster, they are now published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment which launched in 2004. Authors who have written original novels include Mel Odom, Christopher Golden, and Nancy Holder. These Buffyverse tales take place throughout the series and are novelizations of various episodes. These Buffyverse tales take place before the television series begins (from 490 BCE to CE 1996).

Meanwhile, Drusilla, who has been playing mother figure to the child vampire, is learning how . One of the best Buffy books I've read

Meanwhile, Drusilla, who has been playing mother figure to the child vampire, is learning how difficult it is to be a parent. As sleep takes hold of the citizens of Sunnydale, Buffy begins to realize that unless she breaks the spell soon, the nightmare is just beginning. One of the best Buffy books I've read. She's not only seen the show, she's obviously a fan who's watched and examined each epi for meaning. Angelus is a sub plot, don't tell him I said that, but he's. Kirsten Beyer is the author of Star Trek: Voyager-Children of the Storm, Unworthy, Full Circle, String Theory: Fusion, the APO novel Alias-Once Lost, and contributed the short story "Isabo's Shirt" to the Distant Shores Anthology.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer SeriesKirsten Beyer. com User, January 14, 2008. Reading BTVS One Thing or Your Mother is like watching an episode of what I consider "Classic Buffy". The story takes place during the second season of Buffy, after Episode 19 ("I Only Have Eyes for You") and before the season finale (Episode 21 & 22 "Becoming"). Angel has lost his soul, murdered Jenny Calendar, and begun to wage his emotional war against Buffy.

On the verge of failing her junior year - thanks to annoying Principal Snyder, who seems to be acting even stranger than usual lately - Buffy agrees to meet with a tutor. Not helping her studies is the fact that lately she's been exhausted, waking up each morning feeling more tired than she did the night before.

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There was another long pause, then, I’ll send you what information I have. Buffy couldn’t help it; her insides were a complete wreck, everything entirely twisted with expectation and fear and worry

There was another long pause, then, I’ll send you what information I have. Buffy couldn’t help it; her insides were a complete wreck, everything entirely twisted with expectation and fear and worry. She felt constantly tipsy, as if she was on the edge of drinking one too many glasses of wine-her taste buds begging her for more, and her muscles too dazed to understand why it was a terrible plan.


spacebreeze
Reading BTVS One Thing or Your Mother is like watching an episode of what I consider "Classic Buffy". The story takes place during the second season of Buffy, after Episode 19 ("I Only Have Eyes for You") and before the season finale (Episode 21 & 22 "Becoming"). Angel has lost his soul, murdered Jenny Calendar, and begun to wage his emotional war against Buffy.

Like a TV episode, there is a main plot (why is everyone in Sunnydale continually falling asleep, how is Principal Snyder connected, and how can Buffy put a stop to it before everyone falls into permanent slumber?), and a small subplot with Angelus, Drusilla & Spike (still in the wheelchair). The theme of the sub-plot also ties in with main plot's theme. There are a few surprises, and there is some foreshadowing of both events in "Becoming" and the Third Season of Buffy.

I really enjoyed the story and recommend it to any Buffy fan looking for a good new story to excite their imagination. Kirsten Beyer has a great feel for both the characters and the story flow, and it's a shame that this is probably the only BTVS story we'll be able to read of hers.
SoSok
By far one the best Buffy books I've read. Beyer has a great style with the dialogue sounding true to the characters, and it reads like you're watching an episode of the TV show. It's too bad that she didn't write more books in these TV tie-ins because she's a wonderful storyteller.
Rose Of Winds
I loved this book. It takes place during the season 2 time period. Angelus is stalking Buffy and Spike is well......Spike (got to love him). Great story....takes me back to Buffy at her best. If you are a fan......any book about Buffy is rated an A+++++++++!!!!!!
Fenrikasa
I enjoyed this book. Kirsten Beyer really captured the voice, the tone, of the show. Plus, I loved her idea of what Principal Snyder's childhood must have been like in order to create the little troll that he becomes as an adult. It's a fun read, and one of the best Buffy books I've read in a long time. I hope she writes more.
Anasius
One Thing or Your Mother

Kirsten Beyer (2008)

RATING: 4/5 Stakes

SETTING: Season 2

T.V. CHARACTER APPEARANCES: Buffy, Angelus, Drusilla, Spike, Willow, Principal Snyder, Giles, Joyce, Xander, Cordelia, Larry, Johnathan, Oz, Detective Stein, Detective Winslow, The Mayor, Allan

MAJOR ORIGINAL CHARACTERS: Josh Grodin (demon summoner), Paulina Snyder (Principal's mom), Todd Harter (tutor), Callie (child vamp)

BACK-OF-THE-BOOK SUMMARY: "It's tough being a teenage Slayer. On the verge of failing her junior year--thanks to annoying Principal Snyder, who seems to be acting even stranger than usual lately--Buffy agrees to meet with a tutor. Not helping her studies is the fact that lately she's been exhausted, waking up each morning feeling more tired than she did the night before. To make matters worse, she's tasked with investigating the disappearance of a child . . . a little girl who happens to have gone missing mere hours before a child vampire surfaced in Sunnydale, accompanied by a wheelchair-bound male who fits Spike's description perfectly. Fighting off exhaustion and uneasy at the prospect of staking a child vamp, Buffy learns that Principal Snyder is the target of a sleep-deprivation spell that has taken over Sunnydale. Putting aside her fear that her tutor is out to get her, and hoping that the sleeping spell is affecting both humans and demons, Buffy investigates Snyder's off behavior. She follows him to his childhood home to discover that he has arranged to have his abusive mother banished to the demon dimension. Meanwhile, Drusilla, who has been playing mother figure to the child vampire, is learning how difficult it is to be a parent. As sleep takes hold of the citizens of Sunnydale, Buffy beings to realize that unless she breaks the spell soon, the nightmare is just beginning."

REVIEW

Whew! The summary on the back of the book is almost as long as the book itself! With such a thorough description of the plot already provided, I can move right into some commentary. One Thing or Your Mother is set in Buffy Season Two and the author has paid close attention to continuity and included several minor characters from the show, like Larry, Allan, and police detectives Winslow & Stein. The revelation that Principal Snyder had to make a deal with The Mayor to have the abusive Mrs. Snyder sent to a demon dimension is done quite well and adds some strange sympathy to the figure of Principal Snyder. The subplot involving Drusilla deciding to be "mother" to a vampire child is also well-written and includes excellent portrayals of Drusilla's fickleness, Angelus' volatility, and Spike's ability to show tenderness as surprising times. Overall, the book has a creepy, dark feel that is missing from too many Buffy novels. It's one worth picking up.
Hi_Jacker
4.5 stars.

A very good Buffy book. Shame this author hasn't written more Buffy novels, she seems to know the show very well.

OToYM takes place after the episode 'I Only Have Eyes For You'.

First off I loved that Buffy was dealing with a normal teenage problem, her failing grades and the interest of her tutor, and at the time also dealing with multiple Slayer issues. So many times I've read a Buffy novel where the author didn't put a believable or any human/normal teenage problem and it would bring the book/story down for me.

I loved Angelus (when don't I?), loved Dru and Spike, and even though I know there was no Callie on the show I wish the author hadn't had to kill her off, she was so cute with Spike and Spike was wonderful with her.

Although there were a few minor issues here and there it wasn't enough to bother much at all.

I'd recommend this book to any Buffy fan, you won't be disappointed.

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