Every Other Day, Kali is human, until dawn hits, then she turns into something OTHER — a hunter with enhanced senses and strengths. You see, the world in Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ Every Other Day is built on an intriguing premise. Instead of discovering giant turtles, Darwin discovers preternatural creatures. The stupid government decides to protect the monsters – zombies, hellhounds, and the like. This leaves Kali to act like a vigilante every other night.
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes begins with Kali, who was home schooled all her life, making a friend at her new school, Skylar, who has been branded the school slut, but shrugs the label off. Right, so while in class, Kali notices that the head bitch in charge, Bethany Davis the cheer captain, has an ouroboro tattooed on her lower back. Basically, this means that Bethany has been infected by a chupacabra which is a paranormal parasite and has a very short time to live. Kali, having a human day gets the chupacabra to infect her instead, which leads to an entanglement between Kali, Skylar, and Bethany as they uncover a grand conspiracy.
Yo, I am definitely going to check out Raised By Wolves and Trial By Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes after reading Every Other Day because I really liked Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ writing style. It does feel very much like Buffy The Vampire Slayer I can picture Kali with a dry sense of humor and she does whip out some awesome lines as she is taking on the bad guys. Further, Every Other Day is not dull. It’s not ever bogged down in long descriptions of clothes or hot guys. I love that Every Other Day adds a different and interesting take on the young adult paranormal genre.
My only complaint about Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is that Kali did grate on my nerves from time to time with the whole ‘I have a secret, I’m all alone, do I tell or don’t I. I have no friends. Whine, whine.’ I mean, she does that a lot throughout the book, and well, my tolerance level is kind of low for that.
I did LOVE the different take on evolution and seeing Kali take down the bad guys in Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, where the stakes are high and legitimate. Yo, if you are into paranormal, Buffy and can put up with run of the mill teen angst, Every Other Day is totally the book for you.
Disclosure: Received for review via Netgalley.