Book Review: SLAY – Kim Curran

Book Review: SLAY – Kim Curran

BOOK REVIEW (36)Release Date: 3rd May 2018
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Pages: 304
Find it on: Goodreads. BookDepository. Waterstones.
Source: The publisher kindly sent me a copy of this book to review.


Meet SLAY – SLAY do two things and they do them well: they play killer music and they slay killer demons.

When Milly, the lonely daughter of a world-famous opera singer, arrives home to discover that her mum has been taken over by something very evil, she finds herself in mortal danger. But the last people she expects to rescue her are the hottest boy band on the planet…

Enter SLAY: playing kickass gigs in the spotlight, and saving the world from demons in the shadows… Suddenly, Milly’s on the road with JD, Tom, Niv, Zek and Connor, racing against the clock to stop the demons who killed her mum… One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be a hell of a show!


This is the kind of book that I didn’t know I needed until I read the blurb. JD, Tom, Niv, Zek and Connor make up SLAY, the biggest boy band on the planet (think One Direction). Their fans love their music and the way that they play pop up shows in remote parts of the country. What they don’t know is that the band are secretly demon hunters, ridding the world of those demons possessing humans. When Milly’s mum is taken over by a demon and the band steps in to help, it sends both Milly and the band on a rollercoaster ride.

book cover (11)This book was so fun and exciting. It’s a quick read and I’d definitely recommend it for getting out of reading slumps. It’s that perfect light and fast paced story that’s perfect to while away a few hours or take on holiday with you. The concept was such a fascinating idea and Kim Curran does an excellent job of giving us the chance to get to know the five band members and Milly as they kick ass and save the world. It’s really interesting to see the characters develop, highlighting their friendships and their relationships with Milly as she joins them on the bus.

The book is action-packed with plenty of quick, exciting fighting scenes and there’s some funny moments too (Milly learning to fight is my particular favourite). The book also features quite a bit of Aztec mythology which brought a really interesting layer to the story and is something I really enjoyed about this story.

This is the kind of story that I could see being turned into a really fantastic TV series. It’s fun and heartwarming and this is only the beginning. The band are jetting off to Tokyo in book two and I for one cannot wait!
4 stars

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