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Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Title: Every Other Day
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Published by EgmontUSA
Publication date: December 27, 2011
Pages: 336 (e-galley)
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

Summary via Goodreads:

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.

When started reading this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect because this is my first Jennifer Lynn Barnes book to read. I was curious about the book summary, though. It sounds different and very appealing to Paranormal junkies like me. In addition, I’ve read a handful of awesome things about Every Other Day from Goodreads and some book blogs and I’ve grown curious.

From the first page I was completely hooked up. The idea of a seventeen-year old girl who changes from a normal girl to a savage and ruthless demon-slayer was utterly fantastic! The events are getting more and more intense as I turn the page and I had no clue what’s going to happen next! The story was jammed packed with action, fast-paced story, feisty heroine, intensifying mystery, and awesome dialogues — it’s simply everything I wanted!

While I have lots of favorite aspect of the story, the characters’ relationship building is my most favorite. The way Kali’s life changed within 24 hours was absolutely fun to read especially the way her relationship with Bethany (the resident popular cheerleader) and Skylar (the eccentric and a little bit clairvoyant) happened. The three of them are very unlikely to be friends plus Kali wasn’t used to having friends. She was used to being alone, keeping her feelings to herself and used to have no one caring for her. But because of that single momentous event, the three of them are tied up with each other and Kali learned how to open up and live quite normally. Kali’s relationship with other characters was also wonderfully written.

Another aspect of the story that I really, really enjoyed was Barnes’ writing style. It was very intoxicating and compelling! (And by saying that, I am so picking up her other books!) And that twist she pulled in the climax?? I definitely did not see that coming!!

Overall, I absolutely loved Every Other Day, definitely one of my all-time favorites. I’m giving this 5 out of 5 stars and I HIGHLY recommend this to all Urban Fantasy readers and to those who loves non-stop and riveting action.

I received this galley free of charge from publisher, EgmontUSA, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

3 Comments

  • Italia

    “Every Other Day” is a completely delicious book filled with surprises and intriguing people catching even a jaded, constant-reader like me happily off guard! I was spun around with the fast-moving details and the excitement of Kali's hourly traipses between the darkness and light. She was incognito during the day at school, or trying to be…and then the vibrant, bigger-than-life huntress of preternatural monsters during the night. So woman warrior, yet, so vulnerable to the ordinary social traps of the American high school.

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