Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn BarnesEvery Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Every Other Day

byJennifer Lynn Barnes

Hardcover | December 1, 2011

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Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She attends pep rallies (reluctantly). She's human. And every other day in between . . . 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 an unworldly being. And she knows she has only twenty-four hours to save her. There's only one problem . . . it's the wrong twenty-four hours.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate-cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic-book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She wrote her first novel, Golden, when she was nineteen.In 2006, Jen graduated from Yale with a degree in cogniti...
Title:Every Other DayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.27 inPublished:December 1, 2011Publisher:Lerner Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1606841696

ISBN - 13:9781606841693

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Exciting but fairly different in comparison to what readers have read from her in the past “I had no weapons. No plan. Nothing but my blood and my hands. They were coming, and there were more of them than I'd realized.” (Quote from Every Other Day) Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one of the few authors I believe to be solely made of pure awesome! I was immediately drawn into her writing by her wonderful world building and plot developments in Raised by Wolves, her first novel in that series. I was enamored by her relatable writing that both seemed fierce and poetic all at once. When I received the opportunity to review her upcoming novel, Every Other Day, I was surprised to discover that it held another supernatural element in the mix - that of a sixteen year old demon hunter. Protagonist Kali, the demon huntress, was a character that I didn't quite understand immediately. I instantly learned that Kali had a fairly negative outreach and persona, she seemed to fit the "demon huntress" personality to a perfection. However, putting aside the fact that she did kill supernatural creatures, she was still human and lacked that human likeness I had hoped to reach. In addition to Kali, Jennifer Lynn Barnes also included an interesting selection of secondary characters that plaid equally interesting roles in Every Other Day. With that said, although I lacked any reader-character connectivity with them, they still made the story wonderfully unpredictable! Every Other Day was a fairly fast paced read, one that dove in and out of multiple exciting action sequences several times each chapter. However, I found that the story greatly lacked a sturdy foundation. It caused me to view the novel as quite one-dimensional, and left me with many unanswered questions. Though it's not to say that I didn't absolutely adore Every Other Day's supernatural roots. I'm always a lover of anything otherworldly and Jennifer Lynn Barnes' latest served me a piping hot dish of supernatural kickassery!(Clearly not a real word, but let's pretend it is for now.) Despite it's beloved supernatural elements, it took me several chapters to finally find some truly exciting action. In addition, the romance I had expected was surprisingly unpredictable and different - very refreshing! I'll leave you with this little tid bit; it isn't exactly represented in the way you'd automatically assume before reading the novel through. Lastly, I hate to admit it but Every Other Day failed to grasp me as much as I had hoped. It just didn't feature Jennifer Lynn Barnes' wonderful writing, world building and character developments as her Raised by Wolves series presented. However, Every Other Day's climax was beyond exciting and made the entire novel worth reading! Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes was exciting but fairly different in comparison to what readers have read from her in the past.
Date published: 2011-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exciting book! Every Other Day had me hooked from the blurb alone. It's got that supernatural element that makes me want to think of the Winchester brothers (though I think of them a lot anyway haha). Overall it was highly entertaining! Kali is a normal 16 year old girl, except every other 24 hours she becomes a kickass monster hunter. Heightened senses, bloodlust and healing abilities make her a force to be reckoned with. This whole idea fascinated me, and I liked being with Kali as she hunted zombies or hellhounds. In her world, monsters are 'out' though I didn't really feel any repercussions for this. There was a company that researched supernatural creatures but I sort of expected panic or disbelief but the fact that hellhounds and vampires and other night creatures existed didn't seem to surprise anyone. When Kali spots an ouroborous tattoo on a cheerleader, Bethany, the symbol for a sort of possession, she finds a way to help save her. Included in this whole mission is Skylar, the school outcast, and technically Kali's first friend. I had a soft spot for Skylar because she was so darn sweet and her mysterious psychic abilities added some extra intrigue. This unlikely trio got along reasonably well, making for some entertaining moments, but I also couldn't help but feel they all became rather chummy pretty quickly. We're talking hours, maybe a day or two. Between Kali's self sacrificing nature and Skylar and Bethany's need to help and be a part of the action, it made me feel like I was in the middle of a battle of wills at times. Then there was Zev. Now, Zev was just a voice in Kali's head, so we only know what he reveals to Kali, which isn't much. But they have this connection between them (no pun intended) and I really wanted to know more about him: who, what, where etc. He was this big mystery I wanted to figure out with Kali. How his story plays out wasn't what I expected at first but I was pleased with how it ended. Pleased with how the whole story ended! Like my beloved Supernatural, Every Other Day has great action as well as those awesome sappy moments. There's monsters and blood, guns and cops, and lots of kickassery courtesy of Kali. Seriously, she'd be great with the Winchesters. Bottom Line Every Other Day has got an awesome idea at its core, and surrounding it are these supremely likable characters banding together to uncover some very shady operations. Throw in monsters, a kickass chick and a mysterious guy and you get a book you don't want to put down. Review originally here: http://allofeverythingforyou.blogspot.com/2011/11/review-every-other-day-by-jennifer-lynn.html
Date published: 2011-12-07

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Raised by Wolves:"An exceptionally taut read." - Publisher's Weekly"A great read and a must have." - School Library Journal"Barnes weaves a fantastic story line full of great plot twists and turns with a little romance sprinkled in. Revealing key pieces of the plot in bits and pieces allows the story to move quickly and effortlessly. Readers will definitely respond to gutsy Bryn, who, in being true to herself, must fight for her place in the world. A great read and a must have for...fans of the supernatural." - School Library Journal