Slay: shout outs to Charmed, my favourite boyband feels and an awful lot of fun!
“Meet SLAY – SLAY do two things and they do them well: they play killer music and they slay killer demons.
When Milly, the lonely daughter of a world-famous opera singer, arrives home to discover that her mum has been taken over by something very evil, she finds herself in mortal danger. But the last people she expects to rescue her are the hottest boy band on the planet…
Enter SLAY: playing kickass gigs in the spotlight, and saving the world from demons in the shadows… Suddenly, Milly’s on the road with JD, Tom, Niv, Zek and Connor, racing against the clock to stop the demons who killed her mum… One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be a hell of a show!”
So… a book that is a boyband who are also demon fighters? If you’re not already into this, then I’m not sure we can be friend. (I jest, I jest… or do I?) But seriously, I had seen a lot of talk about this book, so when Usborne asked me if I wanted to review it, I was MOST curious and guys, for real, it’s A BLAST.
It’s not every day you read a book that makes you feel like you’re a teenager reading about your favourite TV show (Charmed, yes thank you very much, don’t judge me) and your favourite boy band (I mean… all of them. Teenager me was a massive boyband fan… Westlife, Boyzone, BSB, *Nsync… I loved them all) merged together. This is exactly what Slay is.
Meet the first demon slaying boyband. They’re BRILLIANT. Like, properly. They know what they’re doing. They’re masquerading as a boyband because, as you can imagine, fighting demons around the world isn’t cheap business. You need all the gear: the motorbikes, the weapons, the brilliant outfits, the brilliant manager (who is obviously a demon slayer too). I mean… they’re living the life. AND THEY’RE ALL SO LUSH. I love when I like lots of the characters in a book – it makes me want to keep reading (and trust me, I want more from Slay!) I was apprehensive at first about one of the boys, but I soon came around to loving him.
So you have a brilliant boyband fronting this… who else? Well, there’s Milly. Her mam has this new manager, who she definitely does not trust. They’re in a new city; Milly doesn’t have many friends; she’s just trying to get on with her new life. Things start happening and her mam ends up being possessed/had her soul stolen and her body ends up being taken over by a pretty ferocious demon from many moons ago. Milly is scared, she’s lost, she’s definitely not sure what’s going on in her house. IN FLY SLAY. Milly is BRILLIANT. She’s brave and bold and unafraid to speak her mind. I’d love to be her friend.
What ensues is an awful lot of fun, frolicking and globe-hopping!
Comin across a book that’s fun, enjoyable and that I wanted to KEEP reading is lush. (If you want another book like that, see Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt!) I would 100% recommend this to everyone – I finished it more than a week ago and it has definitely made me want to keep talking about it. (and rewatch Charmed… but let’s not talk about that!)
My goodreads review reads:
|Great fun! One of those wild rides. Think Charmed meets your fave 90s boyband. Badass, funny, charming and brilliant. I absolutely loved Milly – she’s great. Bring on more!|
So yeah… GO GO GO. Go meet Slay and Milly. I can’t wait to read more from them!
Have you read Slay?
Did you have a favourite 90s boyband?
How hard are you judging me for my tastes now?
Talk to me! I wanna have a reminisce about terribly great 90s boybands with you pals!