- Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Pocket Paperback Numbered) (Book 26)
- Mass Market Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Gallery Books; 1st edition (August 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 074342736X
- ISBN-13: 978-0743427364
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,038,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Little Things (Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Pocket Paperback Numbered)) Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 2002
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After reading Mel Odom's complex tale in "Crossings" and Christopher Golden's mini-epic in "The Wisdom of War," Rebecca Moesta's summer Buffy the Vampire Slayer tale is like a wind sprint. The pacing is as fast as any BtVS novel I can recall reading and the average length of a chapter must be around six pages (perfect for taking short breaks at work to find out what happens next or to read in trips up and down in the elevator to procure liquid/salty/chocolate refreshment).
Fans of Spike should be forewarned that although the Big Bad appears on the cover he is not the focal character in "Little Things." (See? I made it to the third paragraph before "complaining" about the cover this time around.Read more ›
For those of you who are fans of the show, it's after Buffy's mom dies, during the height of Xander and Anaya's romance, after Spike's declaration of love but before Dawn's capture as the 'Key' and during Willow and Tara's affair, albiet when Tara began telling Willow she shouldn't be doing so much magick. My guess, near the middle to end of the 5th Season(the HellGod Glory Season).
The plot here? Big baddies that come in little packages. Should've been an episode. A troupe of winged sprites come to Sunnydale to create chaos.
Buffy is having a hard time dealing with her mother's death and the responisbility of raising and protecting her 15 year old sister Dawn, not to mention being the Slayer and having to save the world too many times to count. More problems arise when Spike discovers mini-demons wreaking havoc in Weatherly Park. Not just that, but she realizes she has no dental insurance and her toothache is interfering in her Slayer duties! How to combat the problem? Think small...very small.
The Scoobies are doing there best to help her, but Anaya and Xander are being held hostage by a plague of ants, Willow is determined to fix everything with magick, Giles is fixated on a parking ticket, Dawn is desperately trying to fit in somewhere and the smitten vampire Spike is trying to impress the Slayer.
Thinking things can't get worse, they do, this is Sunnydale afterall.Read more ›
It's a short book, a quick and light read that is comfy and fun. The author does a wonderful job of keeping the characters true to their TV personalities that first drew us to them, and she mixes just enough comedy and Buffy-style one liners into the action to keep the reader chuckling.
I've read a few reviews where people say the toothache thing was distracting, or that they had a hard time imagining Buffy being so bothered by that kind of pain. To that I can only say that they must not have ever had a severe toothache. I have a plethora of medical conditions that involve pain, enough to fill a medical dictionary. Hence my high pain threshold. But a serious toothache can bring me to my knees. I thought it brought out Buffy's human vulnerabilities in an amusing and totally relatable way. It was a reminder that she's not immune to everything, even though she is the Slayer.
Spike was also very enjoyable in this story, toothpicks on his fingers and all. And I loved how he was the only one who figured out what was troubling Buffy. It paid nice tribute to his ability to tune in to her and see the things she tries to hide.
A fun read! Get yourself a copy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While i'm glad this wasn't an episode (it would've sucked), the idea for a short story was a good one. Read morePublished on May 20, 2010 by StevieRenae
It's like getting an extra episode of Buffy! Not as wordy and detailed as some Buffy books, more light and fun.Published on February 1, 2010 by REBEKAH
The plot of this book was much better in theory than it was in practice. This could have easily been a 5 star PG-13 book with imagination & better writing skills. Read morePublished on September 9, 2008 by Deborah K. Dobbins
Awesome book! Entertaining from front to back. A good book for anyone that loves Buffy, fairies, and/or both!Published on August 10, 2008 by Tiffany M. Willson
Vampire fairies. Cue many bad jokes of the so bad you can appreciate them variety. How do you kill a vampire fairy? Toothpicks. Read morePublished on August 5, 2007 by average
I really enjoyed this Buffy novel even though it was on the pretty silly side. However it was well-written and the characters seemed to be written as they appeared on the show. Read morePublished on June 25, 2006 by BookGirl82
I read somewhere this book was better then Holder or Golden and though I'm not sure I'd go that far this is one of the best BTVS books I've read it also happens to be the second... Read morePublished on September 17, 2005 by Book Princess
This was a good book, but with an odd topic. I mean really, vampire faries? Past that, this book delivers very accurate personalites from the main characters, as well as a good... Read morePublished on April 2, 2005 by Anyagirl