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Every Other Day

Book rating: 04 Paperback

By (author) Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 24mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 2 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 085738970X
  • ISBN 13: 9780857389701
  • Sales rank: 101,526

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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.

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Jen is the author of the hugely popular Raised by Wolves series. As well as an author, Jen has been a competitive cheerleader, a teen model, a dancer, a debutante and is now a primate cognition researcher. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science and had her first book published when she was nineteen-years-old. She currently teaches Yale's most popular undergraduate class: Sex, Human Nature and Evolution. You can visit her at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com.

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By Jennifer Juckes 10 Jul 2012 5

I really thought this book was excellent. It gripped me from start to finish. This book ticked all the right boxes, it had great characters, a fabulous and fast paced plot and an ending that was very worthy of the book. I am so glad I read this book.

I did enjoy all of the mystical and magical beasties and preternaturals in this book. There were some very exciting fighting scenes; Kali can seriously kick-butt. I love the main character Kali; she is such an interesting person. Not every sixteen year old has to put up with half of what she does, but she copes well, even when she has the most terrifying situations thrown at her. It can't be easy one day being human and the next day a fearless huntress. It would mess anyone's head up. Bravo to girl power. There were other characters that really stood out for me, Skylar and Bethany, both were very different girls to each other but they had some really good qualities. I really liked the camaraderie between the girls when they were faced with difficult times. Before the incident with the Chupacabra Bethany wasn't really in Kali's or Skylar's circles.

This is the first book I have ever read by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and I can't wait to get my mitts on another one of her books. Her writing style is so fluid; I was drinking up the pages. It's such a lovely feeling when the story is flowing, you can really feel yourself get into the book.

It's not often I give a book top marks, but this one certainly deserves it. I would highly recommend this book. I'm not sure whether this is a series, I really do hope so as I would love to read more about Kali.

By Maryam H 06 Feb 2012 4

When I got this book through the letterbox and saw that it was by Jennifer Lynn Barnes I cannot tell you how excited I got. I love, love, love Raised by Wolves!!!

This book was something else entirely though. I really enjoyed its originality and the intensity of the action that occurred right from the very start.

For me the most amazing part of the book was the plot. At times reading this book gave me an adrenaline rush just from how exciting it was. The plot was chocked full of action packed fights and suspense filled conversations adding to the mystery of Kali's 'condition'.

And Kali's 'condition' for lack of a better word was probably the best part about the read. It was like a constant countdown to something really great happening or something really dreadful. A constant waiting game.

Of course, I can't carry on this review without talking about Zev. An essential character completely shrouded by mystery. Even at the end of the book nothing much is revealed about Zev but it seems better that way somehow. I feel like if everything was revealed about him he wouldn't have made as big as an impact in the story as he was supposed to.

The only real criticism I have is that, for me at least, the ending was way too abrupt. I felt a little frustrated with the way it ended because so much effort was put into Kali getting to the end and then it just stopped with no real ending.

Overall I definitely recommend this read to absolutely everyone who likes this kind of read because it is well, well worth it.

By Michelle Madow 10 Nov 2011 4

Going into this book I thought it was going to be a paranormal, and I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be science fiction. I've never read anything like Every Other Day before. Jennifer Lynn Barnes put an interesting spin onto a creature that's been a little overdone recently in YA fiction, and the originality in Every Other Day was a nice treat. The world was an alternate version of our world. Instead of Darwin discovering only evolution on his journey, he discovered preternatural creatures -- the scientific equivalent of the paranormal creatures in different mythologies.

The main character, Kali, is half-human, half-preternatural. She's spunky, daring, and adventurous, and I really enjoyed reading from her point of view. Also, since her father is a University professor of preternatural science, she was able to give good explanations to the reader about the science of the world she lived in. I also really loved the two secondary characters, Skylar and Bethany. Both of them were likable in their own ways. I wish the love story had a little bit more to it, but even so, I still found the book enjoyable.

I don't want to give anything away, but there are things that happened in the ending that took me by surprise. Every Other Day is not a predictable book, and it was nice to not know what was coming. (Even though some things that happened were really sad). I loved reading it, and highly recommend it!

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'an awesome paranormal book that had me laughing on the edge of my seat, and crying at one point. Loved it!' The Book Addicted Girl. 'If I could marry a book, Every Other Day and I would be on our honeymoon by now' Bloggers Heart Books. 'intense, fast paced, exciting and with a kick-ass heroine, trying to overcome a dangerous evil within her home town ... What's not to like?' Book Passion For Life. 'fantastically paced, excellent characters, totally believable set up and just a dash of romance to sweeten the mix. Superb stuff' Bookbag. 'This book was amazing ... I couldn't put it down ... one of the most original books I've ever read' Page Turner. 'Lashing right into action, this novel doesn't hold back ... a total page turner' Kiss. 'Big thumbs up to Jennifer!! ... The book takes quite a unique turn for a YA book in my opinion and I really enjoyed this. I didn't see it coming and a surprise is always fantastic!!!' District YA. 'a gripping read from start to finish' Starburst. 'Jennifer Lynn Barnes's writing is beautiful, her use of vocabulary a delight in times of text speak and over simplifying ... Amazing plot twists and conspiracy theories blended together' Book Angel Booktopia. 'The action is fast, continuous and the kind that makes you just want to read on and on' Death Books and Tea. 'There's a lot to admire about Jennifer Lynn Barnes's new novel, particularly the pacing and the quirky, vivid characters' Inis.