Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: Book review

Every Other Day  Book title/ Author: Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  Publisher/Year: February 2nd 2012 Quercus
  Genre: Paranormal YA
  Series: No
  Pages: 329
  Rating: 5 stars out of 5


*This review contains spoilers!*

Synopsis

Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl.
But every other day... she's not.
Though she's not quite sure what she is on those days, Kali knows what she does- she hunts, traps, and kills demons, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures that threaten her world. But when Kali notices a mark on a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is                                                                 marked for death by one of these unworldly beings. And she knows                                                            she only has twenty-four hours to save her.
                                                       There's only one problem- it's the wrong twenty-four hours.

My review

First starting this book, I felt it jumped straight into the action and I wasn't quite sure how to take it but after reading a bit more and looking back, it seemed like the only way to start a book like this.

Kali is such a dominant female character who doesn't take no for an answer, and this plays a big part in my love for the book. She goes through so many heart-breaking experiences but pulls through to save the ones she loves, risking herself in the process. I truly admire that about Kali, for her to give up her entire existence for her friends and family.

Being a hunter, she feels the need to take everyone else's issues and problems on board to deal with herself and Beth bearing the mark of an ouroboros is something she can't ignore. Kali only depends on herself as everyone else in her life has failed her, so when Beth and Skylar and Elliot find out her hidden secret and try and help her, she becomes shocked and her natural instinct is to push them away. During the course of events, she realises that they are true friends who would risk anything for her. When she realised that they cared about her, I had a massive grin on my face as I found Kali to be such a likeable character.

And of course I have to talk about Zev. I fell in love with him instantly, without him even being a physical presence. That's when you know he's a keeper. Snarky and sarcastic, yet he has this air about him that makes you want to know him more.

I normally never enjoy stand-alone novels as much as I enjoy series, but this was a pleasant surprise. This is certainly not the biggest book I've ever read and yet it packs a hell-load full of action, adventure, and romance. This is definitely a book to check out.

Izzy

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