Monday, June 4, 2012

Jen's review of "Every Other Day" by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publication date: May 1st, 2012
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 352
Format: Paperback
Description: Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She argues with her father. 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.
Kali D'Angelo is human.... Well, every other day, that is. But, every other day (I know, confusing) she isn't. She is a hunter. Someone that has the scent and the ability to track demons and monsters. It's a hard life to keep up with, but she manages to do just fine. Just as long as she can time when that day ends, and the next one begins.

Kali is quite a strong sixteen-year-old, who probably has had more to adjust to then anyone else there is, but it's interesting that when she finds herself having to protect someone she wish she could just avoid --- well, that's when things get interesting.

I admit, this is the first book I have read by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. It's not really on purpose. I have been meaning tor read her 'Raised by Wolves' series, but something always seems to get in the way, but I will definitely get around to them, because I did like her style of writing and would like to see what else she can create and come up with.

While this book, which feels like a stand alone - anyone, tell me differently if that's the case, was interesting. I found myself involved in Kali's world and life as she goes through some tough situations.
There is actually no real romance in the book, surprisingly. I kinda expected there would be, but it didn't take away from the story at all, if in fact, it only made the book even better.
There was alot happening, and I am not sure if it would even be possible to fit in any romance in the story.  It does involve action scenes, revelations and startling confessions. Kali discovering that she might not even know who and what she is, and of course friendships, even those unexpected turning up.

The blurb was the thing that interested me when I got this book. It definitely sounded like something I would enjoy, and I did.
If you are a fan of paranormal creatures and an interesting and compelling story, then I would reccommend this book to you. And of course, if you are a fan of her work before this, then I would say picking this up should be a given.

I would like to thank Pan Macmillan for letting me have this opportunity to review this title in exchange for an honest review.

                                                        Rating: 3/5

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