Monday, December 19, 2011

Review: Every Other Day

Every Other Day
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

My rating: 0 of 5 stars

This was a very different take on the paranormal.

Today, Kali D’Angelo is a hunter. Her prey is preternatural creatures…hellhounds, zombies, basilisks, dragons and their ilk. They are endangered species, but Kali hunts them because they kill humans. Today, Kali is not human, she is an indestructible killing machine. Tomorrow, however, she will be human and very destructible. For some reason, unknown to Kali, she is an inhuman killing machine one day, and the next day at dawn, she is human…and cycle keeps repeating itself. One day at school, Kali helps a girl who has been bitten by a chupacabra and it sets her on a path to find the answers she so desperately wants about who and what she is.

I thought the writing was a little bit confusing and a bit rough around the edges, also the characters lacked depth…but aside from those 2 things the story was very engaging and was a very different take on the preternatural stories that currently flood the market.

I have to give the author credit for not being a sentimentalist…she didn’t have any qualms about killing people off. And Kali had made it a point not to get close to people and she did a pretty good job of staying true to that throughout the book.

The author did leave a lot of unanswered questions as well as a HUGE opening for a series to start. I would really like to see more of Kali, learn more about Zev, and see what the fibbies were going to offer. If JLB did start a series, I would dearly hope that the characters develop significantly more.

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