Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Review: Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Title: Every Other Day
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series: Stand Alone, Possible New Series
Published By: EgmontUSA (Dec. 27th, 2011)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Description:
 Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She attends pep rallies. She's human.

And then every day in between . . .She's something else entirely.

Though she still looks like herself, every twenty-four hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a feared demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt, trap, and kill zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. Kali has no idea why she is the way she is, but she gives in to instinct anyway. Even though the government considers it environmental terrorism.

When Kali notices a mark on the lower back of a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is marked for death by one of these creatures. Kali has twenty-four hours to save her and, unfortunately, she'll have to do it as a human. With the help of a few new friends, Kali takes a risk that her human body might not survive. . .and learns the secrets of her mysterious condition in the process.

My Review:
I really enjoy Jennifer Lynn Barnes writing, she is a very talented writer. She has the rare ability to make her books almost seem poetic at times and I love that. I love how beautifully they flow. The story lines never seems forced or rough. They are always original and well thought out.

Her latest book, Every Other Day was no exception to her amazing abilities.

This was such an unusual story. Very different from others out there right now.

Kali is a demon hunter, one that every other day she is human with all the traits and characteristics that come with being human but after so many hours she transforms into a kick butt demon slayer with supernatural abilities and a hunger to kick some demon butt along the way.
She learns a lot about herself in this book, who and what she is. Where she came from and what exactly her purpose is here.

This book was completely fast paced, it seemed like before I knew it I was completely immersed in the story and then in a blink I was done.
This did end with some unanswered questions and with a little bit of heartache and left you wondering where the story was going to go from here but, I think that will be a good thing. I think it will leave it wide open for a sequel, which is something I would really like to see and read. I would love to watch Kali's character grow and see what is in store for her.

I think Barnes has the beginning of a great unique series that will be like nothing else out there right now and many readers will really enjoy.

5 comments:

  1. This was a fun read. I really enjoyed reading it with you gals!

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  2. Great review, this book sounds so interesting, I will have to bump it up my TBR list. :)

    Carly :)

    http://fictionfascination.blogspot.com/

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  3. I want this one too! Great Review!

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  4. I've never read anything else by Barnes but this book definitely makes me want to try! Had some trouble in the beginning but I loved it as I got more into it. Agree about the uniqueness of it. Check out my own review

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