Title: Every Other Day
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Age Group: young adult
Release Date: December 27, 2011
Publisher: Egmont USA
Every second day,
Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to high school. She attends pep rallies (reluctantly). She's human.
And 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. On those days she is practically indestructible.
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 has only twenty-four hours to save her.
There's only on problem--it's the wrong twenty-four hours.
This book blew me away! I was expecting an easy read, the plot probably taking place over 24 hours, as Kali searched for a cure. Boy, was I wrong! Kali saving Bethany(the popular girl), was only about a third of the book.
There are not enough words to describe Every Other Day. This book played with my emotions so much that by the end of the book, there were tears in my eyes. No book in a long time has made me feel this way. You're wondering why I cried, right? Well, the only thing I can say is this: I got attached to the wrong character.
The mystery of Kali could be figured out pretty easily. I won't say, because you don't actually find out until halfway through the book, and I most definitely do not want to ruin it. But, like I said, you should be able to figure out the kind of "creature" that Kali is.
As for the characters, I loved Kali! I couldn't help but fall for this kick-but heroine. She's strong, even though she has a messed up family, and has no idea what in the world she is. Kali always feels alone in the world, like she doesn't belong, but she doesn't go around moping. Instead, she slays all types of paranormal creatures. How could you not like her?
I could go on and on about Every Other Day, but I'll stop here. Let me just say this again. This book moved me to tears. No book should be able to do that, and not get five stars. This is one of my all time favorite books! I'll be checking out the other books that Miss Barnes has written. Since Every Other Day isn't in a series that I know of, I'll have to console myself with her other books. Take heed, this is not a light read!