Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Review - Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Author - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Genre - YA Paranormal Romance
Pages - 336
The first book of my Sunday Showcase (#1) is Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. This is the first book I have read by this author and she gave me a very good impression of her style of writing and her use of YA and Paranormal genre into her book. She is best known for Raised by Wolves, have you ever read this book, let me know?!
As part of re-kindling myself with YA fiction, I went through the shelf of my loibrary and came acroos this book first, I love the cover and the title of the book wihich compelled into borrowing the book.
Kali D’Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl, most of the time. Every Other Day she becomes a hunter, a killer of the demon realm. She hunts hellhounds, beasts and feeds from the adrenaline and thrill of becoming this…this… she doesn’t know what she I or who she is.
When her knowledge of the other world is triggered by a girl who has a very interesting and deadly tattoo, she has to save her life. What she has is an ouroboros, (you probably recognise this from the Immortals Series, brilliant series if you haven’t read it!) it’s a symbol that signifies something different from YA books; it’s usually means ultimate death. Kali uses her knowledge to pass it over to herself and sacrificing her life. She only has twenty-fours to kill the creature that crawling inside of her and the secrets that come with it…
Kali’s character is very simple, yet she portrays a complex nature, let me explain… Kali is an ordinary girl some days of the week, she has no friends, she likes keeping to herself, her dad doesn’t really care about her, there is no real connection between them and she has an affinity for weapons. Kali complex nature is in her abilities she isn’t super-girl every day of the week, she carries the burden of this knowledge, she’s unique and she all alone. When she gets herself sucked into the into this ouroboros time-scale, she realises that she has help from Skylar, a physic that she met that day, Bethany the possessor of the tattoo, wants to her and her family who are neatly roped into these secrets, Elliot, Vaughn and Reid Skylar’s brothers and finally Zev, the Nibbler inside of her.
Then there is Zev, it’s all a little confusing, you may think, but Zev is someone that is trapped inside of Kali. Zev is found living into an experimental unit, where they mix demons and entities into one creating unnatural and horrific creatures. Zev builds a bond with Kali. Kali feels a need to save him…
What’s fascinating and interesting about this book, is that I have never read a plot like this one and I was hooked at how you can turn a power to the times and days of the week. Even though there isn’t a lot of romance in the novel, the simple hint of need and desire compliment the book nicely. This was a page turner and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I really hope that she continues with the books and create a sequel to it. I would recommend this book, who likes this type of YA, Paranormal genre.