Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Every Other Day" by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Every Other DayThis book could so easily have come across silly, but Jennifer Lynn Barnes' writing skills and wild imagination moved this book in to a category all it's own - "kick ass."

What a different concept - Kali is a normal human high school teenager one day and then a take-no-prisoners super hero, demon-killer the next. Every 24 hours she changes. Sounds a little crazy right? But Jennifer Lynn Barnes has made it an action packed roller coaster of an adventure filled with surprising twists and turns that will keep you burning through the pages.

Ok so why didn't I give this book 5 stars? Here's why: though this book is filled with wonderful characters - Kali for sure and Skylar (my personal favourite) who is Kali's new friend who also might just be a little bit psychic and Bethany - the popular mean girl but with a spicy twist, all great characters! But then there is Elliott, Skylar's older brother who is described as Bethany's boyfriend (though we never see any evidence of this) - he could have been a great character but instead his character ends up being kind of pointless, only showing up to help move the plot along.  Then there is also Zev, a very interesting character who shows up later in the story as just a voice in Kali's head. Through a strange series of events Kali ends up with Zev able to not just speak in her head but also take control of her body at extreme times. I was puzzled though when later in the book after another series of events, that Kali stopped hearing Zev in her head. I would have thought that if anything she would have been able to hear him even more clearly and I would have thought that she would have also gained the ability to control Zev's body. Hmmmm... maybe this will get explained in a future book.

Either way overall I highly recommend this book. It was a very enjoyable paranormal read filled with action, adventure and even a little romance (though I hope for more romance involving Zev and who know's maybe even Elliott in future books in the series.)

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing  

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