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* YoungerThanTheyLook: In the second book, Ash tells Joss that he can easily pass for 20. It's very apparent on the cover of that book, where Joss looks more like a young JohnnyDepp than anything else (seriously, compare him to Vlad from the ''Ninth Grade Slays'' cover and tell us which one actually looks 14.)

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: In the second book, Ash tells Joss that he can easily pass for 20. It's very apparent on the cover of that book, where Joss looks more like a young JohnnyDepp Creator/JohnnyDepp than anything else (seriously, compare him to Vlad from the ''Ninth Grade Slays'' cover and tell us which one actually looks 14.)


The Slayer Chronicles is a Spinoff of Literature/TheChroniclesOfVladimirTod . The Slayer Chronicles run parallel to the events in the Vladimir Tod books. This series revolves around Joss [=McMillan=], a vampire slayer introduced in 9th Grade Slays. Despite the name, it's not related to the ''Franchise/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' franchise.

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The Slayer Chronicles is a Spinoff of Literature/TheChroniclesOfVladimirTod . The Slayer Chronicles run parallel to the events in the Vladimir Tod books. This series revolves around Joss [=McMillan=], a vampire slayer introduced in 9th Grade Slays. Despite the name, it's not related to the ''Franchise/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' franchise.


The Slayer Chronicles is a Spinoff of Literature/TheChroniclesOfVladimirTod . The Slayer Chronicles run parallel to the events in the Vladimir Tod books. This series revolves around Joss [=McMillan=], a vampire slayer introduced in 9th Grade Slays.

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The Slayer Chronicles is a Spinoff of Literature/TheChroniclesOfVladimirTod . The Slayer Chronicles run parallel to the events in the Vladimir Tod books. This series revolves around Joss [=McMillan=], a vampire slayer introduced in 9th Grade Slays.
Slays. Despite the name, it's not related to the ''Franchise/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' franchise.


* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The cover art follows the same color-code as TheChroniclesOfVladimirTod - Book 1 has a red fanged smiley (as seen above), and the second and third books have blue and purple ones, respectively.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The cover art follows the same color-code as TheChroniclesOfVladimirTod Literature/TheChroniclesOfVladimirTod - Book 1 has a red fanged smiley (as seen above), and the second and third books have blue and purple ones, respectively.


** Joss is named after JossWhedon, creator of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', which even gets its own shout-out in book 2 - Joss wears a Buffy shirt reading "I'm the Slayer, Ask Me How!"

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** Joss is named after JossWhedon, Creator/JossWhedon, creator of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', which even gets its own shout-out in book 2 - Joss wears a Buffy shirt reading "I'm the Slayer, Ask Me How!"


There will be three books in the series:

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There will be are three books in the series:



# ''Third Strike'' (coming February 2014)

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# ''Third Strike'' (coming February 2014)(2014)



* NamesTheSame: Book 2 shares its title with a JamesPatterson Women's Murder Club novel. Not surprising, given that both series have the exact same IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming convention.

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* TrilogyCreep: Inverted. The series was planned from the outset to have five books (just like the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod), but in the spring of 2013 Brewer announced that ''Third Strike'' would instead be the final book in the series.


# ''Third Strike'' (tentative fall 2013)

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# ''Third Strike'' (tentative fall 2013)(coming February 2014)



* YoungerThanTheyLook: In the second book, Ash tells Joss that he can easily pass for 20. It's very apparent on the cover of that book, where Joss looks more like a young JohnnyDepp than anything else (seriously, compare him to Vlad from the ''Ninth Grade Slays'' cover and tell us which one actually looks 14.)

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: In the second book, Ash tells Joss that he can easily pass for 20. It's very apparent on the cover of that book, where Joss looks more like a young JohnnyDepp than anything else (seriously, compare him to Vlad from the ''Ninth Grade Slays'' cover and tell us which one actually looks 14.))

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# ''Third Strike'' (working title mentioned on the author's blog) (tentative 2013)

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# ''Third Strike'' (working title mentioned on the author's blog) (tentative fall 2013)



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The cover art (so far) is following the same color-code as TheChroniclesOfVladimirTod - Book 1 has a red fanged smiley (as seen above), and book 2 has a blue one.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The cover art (so far) is following follows the same color-code as TheChroniclesOfVladimirTod - Book 1 has a red fanged smiley (as seen above), and book 2 has a the second and third books have blue one.and purple ones, respectively.


There will be five books in the series:
* ''First Kill'' (2011)
* ''Second Chance'' (2012)
* ''Third Strike'' (working title mentioned on the author's blog) (tentative 2013)
* ''Title Tentative''
* ''Title Tentative''

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There will be five three books in the series:
* # ''First Kill'' (2011)
* # ''Second Chance'' (2012)
* # ''Third Strike'' (working title mentioned on the author's blog) (tentative 2013)
* ''Title Tentative''
* ''Title Tentative''
2013)


* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The cover art (so far) is following the same color-code as TheChroniclesOfVladimirTod - book 1 has a red fanged smiley (as seen above), and book 2 has a blue one.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The cover art (so far) is following the same color-code as TheChroniclesOfVladimirTod - book Book 1 has a red fanged smiley (as seen above), and book 2 has a blue one.one.
* CynicismCatalyst: Cecile's murder by a vampire severely darkens Joss' outlook, along with giving him constant nightmares. He uses his little sister's death as justification for his slayings, [[spoiler:including attacking the innocent Vlad.]]


* DeadLittleSister: Cecile is this for Joss.


* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: At the end of book 1, [[spoiler:D'Ablo, the BigBad from TCoVT, approaches Joss and tells him that there is an evil vampire - the Pravus - at large in the town of Bathory, thus setting the stage for the events of ''Ninth Grade Slays.'' It's not until the second book that Joss realizes D'Ablo is a vampire himself.]]

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* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: At the end of book 1, [[spoiler:D'Ablo, the BigBad from TCoVT, [=TCoVT=], approaches Joss and tells him that there is an evil vampire - the Pravus - at large in the town of Bathory, thus setting the stage for the events of ''Ninth Grade Slays.'' It's not until the second book that Joss realizes D'Ablo is a vampire himself.]]


* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The cover art (so far) is following the same color-code as TheChroniclesOfVladimirTod - book 1 has a red fanged smiley (as seen above), and book 2 has a blue one.



* ShoutOut: Obscura, the antique shop from ''Series/{{Oddities}}'' is featured in the second book. The clerk Joss speaks to about Em even looks just like Ryan.

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* ShoutOut: ProductPlacement: ''Second Chance'' loses no opportunity to remind us all that Joss's favorite drink is Mountain Dew.
* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: At the end of book 1, [[spoiler:D'Ablo, the BigBad from TCoVT, approaches Joss and tells him that there is an evil vampire - the Pravus - at large in the town of Bathory, thus setting the stage for the events of ''Ninth Grade Slays.'' It's not until the second book that Joss realizes D'Ablo is a vampire himself.]]
** Otis puts in an appearance in Book 2, where he tells Joss that he will kill him personally if he ever threatens Vlad's life again.
* ShoutOut:
** Joss is named after JossWhedon, creator of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', which even gets its own shout-out in book 2 - Joss wears a Buffy shirt reading "I'm the Slayer, Ask Me How!"
**
Obscura, the antique shop from ''Series/{{Oddities}}'' is featured in the second book. The clerk Joss speaks to about Em even looks just like Ryan.Ryan.
** At one point, Joss compares himself to [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Kat is implied to be this, especially in book 2 when she leaves a string of texts on Joss's phone and follows him home (only to miss him as he was called to NYC two days later). [[spoiler:She even tries to ask [[RequiredSpinoffCrossover his cousin Henry]] about him.]]


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* WellDoneSonGuy: Even though Abraham is Joss's uncle, he still fulfills this function (Joss's actual father not really giving a damn what happens to him anyway.)


* TheUnfavorite: Joss is completely ignored by his parents after his sister's death, and it's implied that they did not pay a lot of attention to him before her death either.

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* TheUnfavorite: Joss is completely ignored by his parents after his sister's death, and it's implied that they did not pay a lot of attention to him before her death either.either.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: In the second book, Ash tells Joss that he can easily pass for 20. It's very apparent on the cover of that book, where Joss looks more like a young JohnnyDepp than anything else (seriously, compare him to Vlad from the ''Ninth Grade Slays'' cover and tell us which one actually looks 14.)

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