Finished! Buffy Season 8: Retreat

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Vol. 6: Retreat by Jane EspensonSynopsis from Goodreads:

Buffy Season Eight Volume 6 showcases the first failure of the Slayer legion. Vampires have solid footing at the top of the totem and Slayers have been crushed to the bottom – in short, no one likes Buffy anymore… least of all this season’s mysterious Big Bad, Twilight, who is hot on her magical trail! Now that it’s the world against Slayers, Buffy must find a way to return the status quo to… status quo – and keep her girls alive long enough to do it! Enter Oz, the only person/werewolf Buffy knows who is down with the suppression of magic, and can take the Slayer army off of Twilight’s magic-specific radar. With Oz’s assistance the Slayers and Wiccans try to become “normal” through meditation and hard labor – although, not everyone sees the advantage of being magicless, namely, Willow, Giles, and Andrew. And they could be right; after all, is a peaceful life for a Slayer even possible?

Review:
This is a case of all spoilers. If you aren’t this far in the series, don’t read past this! I will not white it out!

Wow. I really can’t wait to see what happens next. Let me start from the beginning.

It makes more sense now, Oz losing his grip on his wolf side. It seems to be easier to do when there are hungry goddesses wanting that power more than you do.

I feel bad for Buffy. She pretty much got tricked into getting rid of their power. I wonder if they get it back. Maybe this is how all the slayers disappear and the future that is Fray comes to be.

The two little stories at the end were great. Harmony’s was so… Harmony. And someone had fun writing slash into Buffy’s dreams!
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Vol. 6: Retreat by Jane Espenson
Rating: 4 stars

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