Second Chance (The Slayer Chronicles Series #2)

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The stakes are life or death

The summer after Joss failed to kill the vampire Vladimir Tod, he gets a second chance to prove himself as a Slayer. He is sent to New York City to hunt down a serial killer that the Slayer Society believes is a vampire. It is up to Joss to lead his Slayer team, and through their detective work, they discover that there are actually four vampire brothers who are on the killing rampage. Joss must use all his skill to save the innocent people of New ...

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Overview

The stakes are life or death

The summer after Joss failed to kill the vampire Vladimir Tod, he gets a second chance to prove himself as a Slayer. He is sent to New York City to hunt down a serial killer that the Slayer Society believes is a vampire. It is up to Joss to lead his Slayer team, and through their detective work, they discover that there are actually four vampire brothers who are on the killing rampage. Joss must use all his skill to save the innocent people of New York City from the murderers. Joss's status as a Slayer depends on it.

The Slayer Chronicles can be read alongside The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod or entirely on their own. This second installment gives readers even more insight into the nightmares that drive Joss the Slayer.

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Joss' apprenticeship as a vampire slayer escalates as he and his Slayer team are sent to New York City to root out a Big Apple serial killer. The assignment becomes infinitely more dangerous when they discover that not one, but four vampires are sucking up the rewards of their killing feast. (P.S. Heather Brewer's Slayer Chronicles can be read with or without knowledge of her Chronicles of Vladimir Tod.)

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Praise for Second Chance:
“This is a solid read with a swift pace, and Brewer does a great job of building tension.  Fans of the first book will be back for more, and this title makes a great read-alike for fans of the Vladimir Tod series and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” –VOYA Reviews

"Fans will enjoy slaking their thirst for more vampire adventures here." —Kirkus Reviews
 

VOYA - Susan Hampe
In this second book in The Slayer Chronicles, Joss is sent to New York City to lead a team against a loose vampire who is suspected of being a serial killer. Joss finds himself on thin ice with the Slayer Society after the fiasco of a recent summer (First Kill [Dial, 2011/Voya October 2011]). He must learn to navigate an unfamiliar cityscape as he sharpens his slayer skills and tries to lead his team members, who feel betrayed when they learn he had done some freelance slaying. Further complicating his mission are the nightmares he has of his dead sister, Cecile, and the mystery of why her name is recognized by several vampires. This is a solid read with a swift pace, and Brewer does a great job of building tension as Joss struggles with his duty as a slayer and the moral ambiguities of his job. The Slayer Chronicles is a parallel series to Brewer’s series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod; it can be read independently of that series, but it is recommended that they be read in order. Fans of the first book will be back for more, and this title makes a great read-alike for fans of the Vladimir Tod series and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Ages 12 to 18.
Children's Literature - Toni Jourdan
Joss McMillan is fourteen and returning from spending a school year away. Home is not what it used to be since he witnessed the death of his little sister, Cecile. His parents are in a perpetual fog and he does not fit in anymore. He is relieved when his uncle calls to ask if he could spend some time with him in New York. He packs his bags along with his slayer kit and heads for the Big Apple where there is a serial killer vampire murdering other vampires. Joss moves in with his uncle Abraham and the Slayer Society, who are not sure that they can trust him, plus they do not realize that he has already received his great-great-great Grandfather's stake. It was given to him by a vampire named Dorian. During the summer Joss had taken a side job of slaying a vampire in Bathory. This is against slayer rules and the punishment is death, except that his uncle has talked the elders out of the usual consequence and now he will be in charge of finding and killing the serial killer vampire, all on his own. This is no easy feat even for a slayer twice Joss's age. Then it turns out that it is not one vampire but four vampires sharing a "Brothers in Arms" killing spree. That is a tough job for a fourteen year old who is also receiving threatening texts from Kat, who used to be his friend until he killed Sirus. Then there are the dreams involving Cecile and her soulless eyes. A companion series to the "Vladimir Tod Chronicles," this time a sequel to Joss's first book. This series is a great read for vampire slayer fans. You can read the other series but it is not necessary to enjoying this book. Second Chance stands well on its own. Reviewer: Toni Jourdan
Kirkus Reviews
After his failed freelance slaying mission in Bathory (First Kill, 2011), Joss is under the watchful eye of the Slayer Society as he leads the hunt for a serial killer in Manhattan. Hitting the vampire underworld of New York, Joss sets out on what he thinks is the right trail when he initially targets Em, the oldest vampire in existence. After some misdirection, Joss finally tracks down and stakes the vampire responsible for the serial killings--but the murders don't stop. Searching for the other killers, the slayer team starts rebelling against the strict authority structure of the Slayer Society and takes a new approach to hunting their prey. Still very much working within "companion" mode, Brewer skillfully inserts references to the Vladimir Tod series without making the story inaccessible to new readers from a plot standpoint. Tiresome characters compete with the action a bit too much throughout the narrative, with Joss' Uncle Abraham and his monologues about trust and betrayal particularly difficult to take. However, Joss is well-done when he's not dreaming, and fellow slayers Morgan and Ash are both welcome presences. Solid staking action keeps the pages turning, at least when Joss isn't dwelling in guilt over his sister's death. Fans will enjoy slaking their thirst for more vampire adventures here. (Horror. 12-16)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803737600
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Series: Slayer Chronicles Series , #2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 157,530
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Brewer
Heather Brewer was not your typical teen growing up, and she’s certainly not your typical adult now. Heather believes there are two sides to every story, and that one can’t judge a book by its cover — in fact, that’s why she decided to write this series. And, of course, she doesn’t believe in happy endings . . . unless they involve blood. Heather lives near St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband and two children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Amazing series!

    I love this series so much! I also have the vladimir tod books from 8th - 12th grade! And the chronicle slauers!Must get! But u must read the 9th grade or the 10th grade to understand about joss. But over all, great book!

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Yes

    If you have read the second Vlad Tod you would completely understand this one as it is a continuation of the secojd book of Vlad Tod. Othwr than that i think heather did a wonderful job with detailing her books even though im a teen i recomend it for ten and up ppl

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    Lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Awsome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Expectations met :)

    Good read. Awaiting book three, and hoping she finishes soon!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    TO LADIES ONLY

    YUR A DUMB ASS TO THINK A 14 YR OLD GIRL WOULD WANT TO SUCK YOUR COCK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Nice book

    Why the hell does it take so lng for the third book to come out

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  • Posted June 24, 2013

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    Reviewed by Janessa, Age 15 for Citybook Review Having read the

    Reviewed by Janessa, Age 15 for Citybook Review
    Having read the entire series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, it was exhilarating to read more from Heather Brewer and her enticing world of Vampires. Joss is a fourteen-year-old slayer who has been dealt a tragic set of cards throughout his life, having lost both his parents in a house fire. Failing to kill Vladmir Tod in the first book, Joss is getting a second chance and has been tasked by the Slayer Society to find the serial killing vampire wreaking havoc on New York City. By Society laws, Joss should actually be slated for death, but somehow he is given a second chance to prove himself and save the city.
    “And cute is definitely something you want on your Slayer resume, kid.”
    Joss is almost too tormented of a character at times and is written in such a way much like Stephanie Meyer wrote the character Jacob, battling inner beasts, falling in between rules, and being hated one minute and liked the next. However, this works great for YA reading and allows for a wider audience.
    *This book was provided in exchange for an honest review*
    *You can view the original review at City Book Review

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    Posted May 19, 2013

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    Posted April 14, 2013

    To: TO LADIES ONLY

    Gross people are so descusting. Even the people who want to lose their virginity at 15, iys the most grossed thing EVER.

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    Posted February 2, 2013

    To Ladies only ;)

    I'm 15 and I want to suck it and lick all your cum. I live in philadelphia :D p.s. im a guy and im gay

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    Posted December 17, 2012

    Ladies only by that i mean 14 and over

    If you want a guy who has giant cock and you want to suck it reply to this message and ill tell you were to meet MEMO: need to be in phila

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    Posted October 26, 2012

    Very gay ha ha ha

    I would of given it half a star if icould

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