Friday, December 27, 2013

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

First Line: "The decision to make hellhounds an endangered species was beyond asinine, but I expected nothing less from a government that had bankrolled not one, but two, endowed chairs in preternatural biology (one of them my father's) at the University That Shall Not Be Named."

Plot: "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." - from GoodReads

Comments: The concept was interesting but the characters weren't very well-formed, I felt. They didn't have a lot of depth to them, just a few characteristics that remained the same all the way through. And Kali was not particularly likable.

The plot was a great idea, but the characters and the unrealistic results kind of ruined it for me. I won't be reading the rest of the books.

Sorry for the very short review. I'm trying to recall my opinions from reading this months ago. I just remember that overall I didn't really like any characters and the plot didn't make up for that fact.

Rating: I rate Every Other Day a six out of ten.

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