Jan 9, 2012

Review: Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

4 chewy oatmeal creme filled sandwiches.

Cover Love:
Yes. At first I wasn't sure, but now that I have read the book I really "get" the cover.

Why I Wanted to Read This:
I saw a review comparing it to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and that sealed the deal for me! Here's the synopsis from 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.

I Kept Reading Because: It was super good! This was the book I was in the middle of when I dropped my Nook into the water. I had to wait two weeks to find out how it ended!

Romance?: Yes. Kind of.

What I Liked (& Didn't):
I adored all three of the main female characters. The mean girl who is still a bitch but wants to help out in her own bitchy way, Bethany, and the misfit who knows way more than people want to believe, Skyler. Both excellent members of this gang. In fact, I liked them a kit more than Kali, but not much. I also loved Kali.

And yes, there were some Buffy elements. But I loved that in this book world, people know about the supernatural creatures. They are considered endangered species, though, so Kali has to hide her fighting abilities. But when she gets to fight, she is amazing!

I was a bit confused by then ending. I get that Kali is a supernatural creature and liked whatever she had going on with Zev, but I wasn't sure whether this was an alternative world to ours or another dimension or if there were aliens or what. That part got kind of confusing to me. I should probably go back to read it again and maybe it would be clearer the second time.

I am hoping this continues on because I could really get back into this world. There were a lot of unanswered questions!

To Sum Up: Great female characters and the start of a romance, plus a lot of fighting and supernatural creatures make this one a must read! And, it's clean enough so I am buying it for my library.

eGalley from Egmont USA and NetGalley--Thanks!!


  1. Man, I am SO TOTALLY envying all the reading you've been doing. All kinds of great ones. :-)

  2. I did really good over break but have slowed down markedly since school started back up!