Spike and his family has returned to London and he wants to bask in his newfound glory. He is well known to be a slayer killer. However, things don't go exactly to plan. His new home is a dank basement and one of his fellow family members, Angellus, has abandoned them. Drusilla, Spike's love, is heartbroken and spends her time reading her tarot cards. She is planning for the next family dinner where they will all be reunited.
Spike is desperate for Dru to realize that his love for her should be enough. He decides to steal a powerful relic to snap her out of her melancholy. He had the perfect plan until a monster named Gunnar, the leader of the demon underworld, steals the item first. Spike decides to join up with a few other underworld creatures to steal back the relic. Will Spike be able to get the relic?
I have heard of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" but, I had no interaction with the franchise. However, it didn't seem that not knowing the show would prevent you from enjoying the book. I did feel like there were some characters nuances I might have missed but, the book was enjoyable overall. Spike was fun and charismatic character. I loved his witty jokes and his style. I feel like I would enjoy reading more of Spike's adventures. If you are a fan of "Buffy", then you will enjoy this book.
**Disclosure - I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest opinion**
About the Book
Title: BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE: A Spike Novel
Author: William Ritter
Pub. Date: August 2, 2022
Publisher: Disney Publishing Group
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
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Bloody Fool for Love from New York Times best-selling author
William Ritter marks the beginning of an all-new series that explores prequel
stories about fan-favorite Buffy characters.
A verified villain. A slayer killer. A god among vampires. And most of
all? A hopeless romantic...
Spike just wants to enjoy the spoils of his new badass reputation. He’s now a
legendary slayer killer, and he’s returning to London—the greatest city in the
world. Unfortunately, his new abode is far from ideal (a dank basement), and
the rest of his strange little “family” is reeling from the fact that their
patriarch, Angellus, abandoned them. Spike’s love, Drusilla, seems especially
heartbroken and spends her time lost in her tarot cards and planning their next
gruesome family dinner when they all can be reunited.
Desperate to break Dru out of her melancholy, Spike vows to steal a powerful
relic that will help her focus on their dark future together. It’s the perfect
plan—that is until a monster named Gunnar, leader of the demon underworld of
London, steals the relic first. Forced to form his own ragtag group of
underworld denizens, Spike plans an epic heist against a ruthless gang of
undead criminals. As he navigates paranormal plots, royal black ops, and breaks
for teatime (they may be abominations, but they’re British abominations,
thank you very much), Spike soon realizes that his homecoming is about to get
This rompy, action-packed novel inspired by one of Buffy’s most infamous bad
boys is part Bonnie and Clyde, part Sherlock and Watson, with just a bit more
"Ritter introduces several charismatic new side characters and nails the
fan favorites’ voices, from Spike’s wisecracks to Dru’s hilariously bizarre
musings. The tone―a mashup of funny, dark, and thrilling―fits perfectly with
the show...This entertaining story will please Buffy fans and is easily
accessible to newcomers who appreciate charming paranormal baddies...A
diverting Buffyverse tale."―Kirkus Reviews
About William Ritter:
Ritter is an author
of YA and MG fantasy who made his debut in 2014 with the New York Times
best-selling Jackaby series. He is also an Oregon educator and a proud father
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