You know what I love? Well-written supernatural books. You know what Every Other Day is? A well-written supernatural book.
Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl every other day. On the days she's not human, Kali is...well she's not sure what she is, but it involves an intense urge to hunt and kill evil supernatural creatures. Kali, one day at school, notices a mark on a girl and knows that this mark will mean death within twenty-four hours. Too bad for the girl that it's Kali's wrong twenty-four hours.
I hate comparing Every Other Day to Buffy the Vampire Slayer because I feel like every story/movie/show involving a kick-butt heroine is compared to Buffy and most aren't even worthy of it. Well, Kali is worthy of the title. Did any of you ever read the Buffy novels? I did and it was like reading them over again, but so so so much better (unless they were a tie-in written by Nancy Holder or Christopher Golden, then they are up there too)!
This book is packed full of action. Extremely detailed bloody, gory action. It was awesome! I even cringed a few times while reading and said "ew." I'm really jealous of authors who can write action (I'm looking at you Barnes!). My scenes would have looked like this:
"...and it attacked her and Kali stabbed it. It died."
Oh wait! And did I mention the snark? I love love love (good things come in threes) smart, sarcastic teen heroines. There are so many sides to Kali and it pained me that someone who is so physically strong, is incredibly vulnerable on the inside. :( <---this is a sad face
A thoroughly entertaining read with a great balance of humor and tragedy. A definite recommendation for fans of the supernatural genre. There is even a little romance for those who can't read any book without some.
RELEASE DATE: December 27, 2011