New Buffy The Vampire Slayer Young Adult Novel Arrives In January

In Every Generation is written by Kendare Blake and will be published on January 4.


A YA novel series based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer is on the way. The first novel in the new Buffy trilogy is set to arrive in January 2022, to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the classic TV show.

As reported by Polygon, the first Buffy novel will be titled In Every Generation and written by Kendare Blake, who is best known for the popular Three Dark Crowns series. It will be published by Disney Hyperion on January 4. Buffy is one of many former Fox properties acquired by Disney in 2019.

In a statement, Blake said, "I have been a Buffy fan since the womb, or at least that's what it feels like. Being a fan of Buffy was the whole reason for taking on In Every Generation. I had no choice. You don't say no to Buffy. If you want to visualize the writing of this book, just imagine the iconic scene from Singin' in the Rain. Except instead of Gene Kelly, it's me, and instead of that wet street with the lamp post, it's Sunnydale Cemetery full of vampires."

A synopsis for In Every Generation has also been released. It reads, "Frankie Rosenberg is passionate about the environment, a sophomore at New Sunnydale High School, and the daughter of the most powerful witch in Sunnydale history. Her mom, Willow, is slowly teaching her magic on the condition that she use it to better the world. But Frankie's happily quiet life is upended when new girl Hailey shows up with news that the annual Slayer convention has been the target of an attack, and all the Slayers--including Buffy, Faith, and Hailey's older sister Vi--might be dead.

"That means it's time for this generation's Slayer to be born. But being the first-ever Slayer-Witch means learning how to wield a stake while trying to control her budding powers. With the help of Hailey, a werewolf named Jake, and a hot but nerdy sage demon, Frankie must become the Slayer, prevent the Hellmouth from opening again, and find out what happened to her Aunt Buffy, before she's next."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was created Joss Whedon and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, and Charisma Carpenter. The show ran for seven seasons, from 1997 until 2003. In February, Carpenter accused Whedon of harassment on the Buffy set, while co-star Amber Benson described it as a "toxic environment."

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