Slayer by Danica Rayne – A Book Review

Posted February 9, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments

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Slayer (Beasts of Edgewood – Book 1)

by Danica Rayne
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

YA, Reverse Harem, Parnormal Fantasy

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Good for YA fans of Buffy… or anyone looking for a little bit more predictable innocence in their YA RH.

What is it about?

After the death of her parents, 16 Alivia finds refuge and a new start with her Aunt Bea in the all American town of Edgewood, Oregon. Amid the fantastic forests and cold beaches, Alivia is trying to calm her heart, settle her mind, and discover if she really can start over in a new place, with new people and a new school. It’s a daunting task… one that gets even harder when her dubious heritage comes to light – Alivia is the next Slayer.

Tasked with eliminating the Supernaturals that go bump in the night, Alivia finds herself facing an uncertain future, a mysterious past and abilities that supercharge her teenage life in ways she never imagined. To top it all off, the four Magnetic guys she has met and befriended at school? They just happen to be Supernaturals themselves…. her enemies and her targets. Her Aunt and her family history say the Quartet of hotness are evil, but somehow, Alivia isn’t so sure…


This is ‘Buffyesque’ with an RH twist (and who didn’t want to see that?!) While I had issues with it, I understand the I am not the target audience here, and any problems I had with the plot should be taken with a grain of salt… simply because this particular RH is ‘not my cup of tea.’ (See what I did there? Read more RH reviews… you’ll get it…)

Anyway, while formulaic and highly predictable, I can see this series amassing a cult following for a slightly younger audience than myself. It is fun, somehow cute, and aimed at those who are dabbling in this genre while indulging in fantasy and the paranormal. Give it a whirl, it might just be up your alley.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type:



  • FMC is young, but sweet.
  • The guys are diverse and interesting.
  • Never meet the Foster Dad, but I’m curious.
  • Flows easily into book 2.



  • Very predictable.
  • Teenager angst EVERYWHERE.
  • Presents The shades of grey between the black and white as shocking or world altering.
  • Sometimes annoying.


3.5 out of 5 Stars

While I didn’t LOVE this book, I know some people will. It is well written and does justice to the plot it weaves. Give it a shot – you may find that YOU adore it.

Published December 3rd, 2018

249 Pages

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