I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
The fact that it's redoing the series isn't taken too seriously, but at the same time they make some serious nods to the TV show. Like I didn't see this ending to this coming, because I though all the main characters were safe (I do not consider this a spoiler since the description on Amazon says someone makes a sacrifice) but when I read it, I immediately thought of the first couple episodes and how this mirrored what happened to a character in that episode. It's clever, and better than that, it's subtle about how it's clever and that makes me very, very happy.
Loving the writing and art and the small twists on this world that add up to, well, a whole new BtVS world.