I absolutely loved this addition to the series, and it is probably because Faith was the center of it.
Faith was my favorite character for the TV show. She was not good but she was not evil; she rode that line everyday of her life. When she went over the line, she didn’t know what she could do to get back, so she embraced it. She is very human to me. Buffy didn’t like her because she was her bizzaro-superman, or polar opposites yet the same. Yes, she did some awful things to Buffy but Buffy should understand the horror and power that comes with being a slayer.
No matter what Faith does, she is always in the shadow of the perfect-blonde Vampire Slayer Buffy. She hates that so much but she also loves Buffy no matter what she does.
Giles asks Faith to do one last mission for him, for it could save the world. If she does it, she will get a free ticket to anywhere she wants and retire as a slayer. As Faith is a wanted criminal, she has been trying to get out of the country for a very long time. So she agrees.
And of course, because it is Faith and Whedon is the one that wrote this, things go terribly south and complications arise.
I love this volume. I liked that we can focus on other characters in the series. We do see Buffy, Willow and Xander and they do have things going on themselves. The focus was mostly on Faith though, and I appreciated that.