SLAY


      SLAY
By day, seventeen year old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role playing card game, SLAY No one knows Kiera is the game developer, not her friends, her family, not even her boyfriend, Malcolm, who believes video games are partially responsible for the downfall of the Black man But when a teen in Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in the SLAY world, news of the game reaches mainstream media, and SLAY is labeled a racist, exclusionist, violent hub for thugs and criminals Even worse, an anonymous troll infiltrates the game, threatening to sue Kiera for anti white discrimination Driven to save the only world in which she can be herself, Kiera must preserve her secret identity and harness what it means to be unapologetically Black in a world intimidated by Blackness But can she protect her game without losing herself in the process Download SLAY Author Brittney Morris – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Brittney Morris is the author of SLAY She holds a BA in Economics from Boston University because back then, she wanted to be a financial analyst She s now thankful that didn t happen She spends her spare time reading, playing indie video games, and enjoying the Seattle rain from her apartment She lives with her husband Steven who would rather enjoy the rain from a campsite in the woods because he hasn t played enough horror games Brittney is the founder and former president of the Boston University Creative Writing Club, a four time NaNoWriMo winner and a 2018 Pitch Wars mentor.

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • SLAY
  • Brittney Morris
  • English
  • 13 February 2017
  • 1534445420

10 thoughts on “ SLAY

  1. says:

    I mean, I think it s pretty cool.

  2. says:

    SLAY is a book that I think should be in everyone s hands It s such an important read, and I think it ll be an eye opening experience for many, while Black people will find comfort in this story so openly celebratory of Blackness.The book follows high school student Kiera, who developed the game SLAY in an effort to carve out a space for Black gamers, after having to deal with the racism prevalent in the gaming world With half a million users, it s a community for and of Black gamers coming to SLAY is a book that I think should be in everyone s hands It s such an important read, and I think it ll be an eye opening experience for many, while Black people will find comfort in this story so openly cele...

  3. says:

    I needbooks about gamer girls in my life and a badass black gamer girl who creates her own video game and takes some racist POS to task YES PLEASE.

  4. says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestSLAY, on the surface, is everything I want to read about in a book STEM heroine, science fictiony elements, video games, diverse rep, real world issues, and political feminist dialogues Below the surface, however, are several Issue Sharks swimming and circling and waiting for me to dive down below and check it out so they can chew up my expectations to ribbons Did my expectations become sad, tattered ribbons of disappointment No But Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestSLAY, on the surface, is everything I want to read about in a book STEM heroine, science fictiony elements, video games, diverse rep, real world issues, and political feminist dialogues Below the surface, however, are several Issue Sharks swimming and circling and waiting for me to dive down below and check it out so they can chew up my expectations to ribbons Did my expectations become sad, tattered ribbons of disappointment No But they definitely got gnawed on a little.Kiera is seventeen years old and one of the few black kids at her prestigious school She has a black boyfriend, and a supportive family and sister, but most of her friends are white, and a lot of people at her school treat her like she s the Official Ambassador of Black People , much to her annoyance The only place that she really feels like she can be herself is an online virtual reality MMORPG called SLAY ...

  5. says:

    UMM THIS COVER IS FIIIIIRE AND HELL YEAH TO GIRLS WEARING GLASSES ON COVERS O This is inspired by Black Panther and sounds so awesome that I m just a bunch of exclamation points right now re More info about it here

  6. says:

    I m going to really work on this review so I ll probably edit it several times, but MY GOD this book is so fucking GOOD So much of our culture packed in 300 some odd pages Generations of Black nuances and expression everywhere I looked UPLIFTING Black people of all shades, all genders, all sexualities, all personalities.Aside from that, this book is just a piece of art The thought and world building in the game alone THOSE CARDS FRIGGING SENT ME Can we actually have this game please PLEAS I m going to really work on this review so I ll probably edit it several times, but MY GOD this book is so fucking GOOD So much of our culture packed in 300 some odd pages Generations of Black nuances and expression everywhere I looked UPLIFTING Black people of all shades, all genders, all sexualities, all personalities.Aside from that, this book is just a piece of art The thought and world building in the game alone THOSE CARDS FRIGGING SENT ME Can we a...

  7. says:

    Do you believe in love at first sight I do now I was lusting over the cover of this book when I saw it advertised for Bookcon2019 But now that I have finally gotten my hands on it and gotten a chance to read it I know that this is the book that I wanted to read as a little girl As a Black woman I appreciate the depth of this novel and I m sitting here reeling as it is Brittney Morris s first novel I will certainly be buying copies of this book for the Kieras in my circle Waiting ...

  8. says:

    This book was not made for me, but that s okay that s kind of the point As a white person, I m so very rarely the person on the outside looking in, and so it s good and important and wonderful that I felt that way while reading this I m meant to be aware that I m in a space not built specifically for me So when I say, yeah, I absolutely adored this bookI can only begin to imagine how this book feels for black readers SLAY digs into some incredibly difficult topics, but does so with poise This book was not made for me, but that s okay that s kind of the point As a white person, I m so very rarely the person on the outside looking in, and so it s good and important and wonderful that I felt that way while reading this I m meant to be aware that I m in a space not built specifically for me So when I say, yeah, I absolutely adored this bookI can only begin to imagine how this book feels for black readers SLAY digs into some incredibly difficult topics, but does so with poise and care It s stressful and poignant, full of moments of humor and moments of unbearable sadness The characters are fully real and wonderful The world is true and harsh and soft too both the real world and the virtual one Kiera has created within the book The connections forged between the chapters and the characters are be...

  9. says:

    In this mixed bag of novel, where the video game logistics don t make sense and the characters are boring, SLAY falls far short of slaying.Oh boy Here s an accurate depiction of my reaction from the start of this book to the end The biggest problem with SLAY is that the video game itself just isn t plausible.The protagonist, Kiera, is a hard working student with high grades who created and now maintains SLAY without her parents or anyone ...

  10. says:

    I ve been wavering between 3.5 and 4 stars since completing SLAY It s basically a 4 star book but I have a HUGE gripe with the twist Not only do I have a gripe, it only gets addressed within the span of 2 3 pages Even after a month, I still feel unsatisfied I don t even know how to talk about it without spoiling it, so I ll mark the spoiler below.Before I get to that, I will address all the positives Characters Kiera Johnson or Emerald a teen game developer of an online game called I ve been wavering between 3.5 and 4 stars since completing SLAY It s basically a 4 star book but I have a HUGE gripe with the twist Not only do I have a gripe, it only gets addressed within the span of 2 3 pages Even after a month, I still feel unsatisfied I don t even know how to talk about it without spoiling it, so I ll mark the spoiler below.Before I get to that, I will address all the positives Characters Kiera Johnson or Emerald a teen game developer of an online game called SLAY that no one in her real life knows about.Steph Johnson Kiera s younger sister Malcolm Kiera s boyfriend He has strong opinions about blackness and preserving...

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