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Chosen is the second and final book of the Slayer novel series. Written by Kiersten White, it was originally published by Simon Pulse on January 7, 2020.


Nina continues to learn how to use her slayer powers against enemies old and new in this second novel in the New York Times bestselling series from Kiersten White, set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Now that Nina has turned the Watcher's Castle into a utopia for hurt and lonely demons, she's still waiting for the utopia part to kick in. With her sister Artemis gone and only a few people remaining at the castle — including her still-distant mother — Nina has her hands full. Plus, though she gained back her Slayer powers from Leo, they're not feeling quite right after being held by the seriously evil succubus Eve, a.k.a. fake Watcher's Council member and Leo's mom.

And while Nina is dealing with the darkness inside, there's also a new threat on the outside, portended by an odd triangle symbol that seems to be popping up everywhere, in connection with Sean's demon drug ring as well as someone a bit closer to home. Because one near-apocalypse just isn't enough, right?

The darkness always finds you. And once again, it’s coming for the Slayer.[1]




Organizations and titles[]




  • Dreamspace
  • Earth
    • Antarctica (Only mentioned)
    • Australia (Only mentioned)
    • Brazil (Only mentioned)
    • China (Only mentioned)
      • Guangzhou (Only mentioned)
    • England
    • Ireland
    • Madagascar (Only mentioned)
    • Nigeria (Only mentioned)
    • Tibet (Only mentioned)
      • Himalayas (Only mentioned)
    • United States (Only mentioned)
      • Boston (Only mentioned)
      • California (Only mentioned)
      • Colorado (Only mentioned)
      • Idaho (Only mentioned)
      • Iowa (Only mentioned)
      • New York City (Only mentioned)
      • Ohio (Only mentioned)
      • Phoenix (Only mentioned)
        • Jamison-Smythe residence (Only in visions)

Weapons and objects[]

Death count[]

  • A vampire, dusted by Artemis and Honora in their apartment (only mentioned).
  • Ian Von Alston, neck broken by the Sleeping One in his mansion.
  • Jane, staked by Nina at the cemetery.
  • The tall vampire, staked by Nina at the cemetery.
  • The mohawked vampire, staked by Nina at the cemetery.
  • Five vampires, dusted by Cillian and Rhys at the Sanctuary (only mentioned).
  • One vampire, staked by Rhys at the Sanctuary.
  • Four vampires, dusted by Nina at the Sanctuary.
  • Two vampires, dusted by Jade at the Sanctuary (only mentioned).
  • One hellhound, stabbed by Jade at the Sanctuary (only mentioned).
  • Imogen Post, burned by Artemis in the Sleeping One's cave.
  • The Sleeping One, molecules dissolved by Tsip beyond reality.
  • Unknown number of vampires, dusted by Chao-Anh and Maricruz in the Sleeping One's cave (only mentioned).

Behind the scenes[]


  • The cover features an illustration by Kekai Kotaki.
  • Maricruz questions "Is everyone here very stoned?", a reference to Spike's quote in the episode "The Weight of the World."
  • Nina's joke on going to "maybe pencil an apocalypse in for May" is a reference to the season finales in the TV series airing in May, as Helen confirms about most of the near-apocalypses in recent memory. Buffy made a similar commentary of the Hellmouth "blowing around May" in the episode "Get It Done."
  • Nina imitates a zompire saying "grrrr argh," a reference to the mascot of Mutant Enemy Productions.

Pop culture references[]

International titles[]

  • Portuguese (Brazil): Escolhida (Chosen)
  • Spanish (Spain): La Única Elegida (The Chosen One)



  1. "Chosen". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved June 24, 2019.