Every Other Day

Every Other Day

eBook - 2012
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Every other day, sixteen-year-old high school student Kali transforms into an invincible demon hunter, but when she sees that a popular fellow-student is marked for death in the next twenty-four hours, unfortunately it is the wrong day for Kali.
Publisher: New York : Egmont USA, 2012.
ISBN: 9781606842676
1606842676
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (329 p.)

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ChristchurchLib Jun 01, 2015

"Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal 16-year-old girl. But on the alternating days, she becomes something else entirely: a super-powered being with an overwhelming urge to track and kill hellhounds, dragons, zombies, and other monsters. When, on one of her normal days, Kali recognises a demon mark on a popular cheerleader at school, she saves the girl by transferring the mark to herself... which gains her a sort of internal hitchhiker. Full of action, gore, suspense, and very dark secrets, this twisty blend of science fiction, urban fantasy, and horror is a genuine page-turner with a kick-butt heroine." Teen Scene June 2015 newsletter http://libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/f0c5a175-73ef-47f6-b594-eb1e94a47e8d?postId=7752d3d6-04de-4329-aac4-fc3b55774e9d

mvkramer Sep 27, 2013

First of all, I'd like to give this book props for having a female person of color as a protagonist. As far as reimaginings of the vampire concept go, I think I like this one the best. Yes, imagining the government being okay with homicidal hellhounds and zombies roaming the streets is a little silly, but in the end the world-building made some kind of sense. Overall, the characters were not very deep, but it was still fun to see them do their thing, especially Kali, who was remarkably angst-free for someone in her situation.The romance was very understated; for the most part the involved characters didn't even see each other, and that worked just fine. I would have liked a bit more depth to the friendships, which were, after all, big motivators to the plot. If shallow, this book is a fun, light, action-packed take on the paranormal/vampire genre that is worth picking up.

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loen1999196600
Jan 10, 2013

And here we have yet another badass heroine, Kali, plus a whole new action-packed (Why do publishers and people always use "action-packed" to describe a book?) story that doesn't slow down. It's straight-forward, and doesn't stop to let you catch your breath. It was good; pulling readers through the entire book but letting us wind down a bit definitely would've helped.

A major problem I have with Every Other Day was the fact that there wasn't enough information that built around the story. I'd love to know more about Kali's other hunting ventures, or even her life before puberty/the-change-that-made-her-want-to-hunt-down-and-kill-things. Besides, we know next to nothing about Zev and his life.

Dear Jennifer Lynn Barnes,
So according to Kali Zev is absolutely yummy and is somewhat nice for giving her advice and stuff, but for him to really appeal to the general female population, a bit more info about him would do good.

I wouldn't describe the characters as flat, but they didn't make me want to sympathize for them because they weren't real to me. The emotions in the characters were a bit forced. The only character I bonded with wasn't even Kali. It was Sydney. Sydney was bold, with her own brand of humour. She could be easily described as eccentric, but I think she's the only one in the story who seemed natural and down-to-earth. Kali was strong - I thought she was a good protagonist - but very very detached without much of a reason.

I loved the different supernatural creatures. Don't get me wrong, I'm alright with the clichés (vamps, werewolves), if not for the bodily-fluid-slurping and changing-into-wolf thing, but griffins and kelpies deserve to be recognized, too. Yes, it's much easier to write about clichés because they can be recognized as somewhat human, whereas it's very difficult to write from a winged-lion's point of view simply because they're animals. But even sticking them into the story, taking them out from the attic would be like a burst of fresh air.

I have to admit that it'd make me like the story much more if a bit more time spent on the details would be amazing, I think that Jennifer Lynn Barnes did a wonderful job on Every Other Day, with Kali's odd power among other things. I'd recommend it as a casual read.

Cutepip Jan 03, 2013

awesome book!

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izzyb14
Dec 02, 2012

I thought it was an interesting storyline, but the main character was quite boring in my opinion. I just didn't think Kali was developed very much as a character. Overall, it was so-so and I started losing interest half-way through.

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jennybeast
Aug 05, 2012

“some days you feel like a bloodthirsty, paranormal prey hunting demon with poison blood, some days you don’t…” And some days I feel like reading fast paced, original YA books, which this one certainly is. Besides, it has a chupacabra in it, what more do you want?

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graceling3
Jun 15, 2012

Interesting twist on the long overrated vampire theme going on. Frankly, I didn't even find out the protangonist was a vampire until more than midway through the book. Anticipating a sequel. Although, don't read this if you're tired of the whole vampire/supernatural trend.

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HeatherMark
Apr 28, 2012

Fun read-really fast. Hoping for a sequel, but I'm thinking that it could very well end as it did.

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aqutepanda
Feb 20, 2012

Couldn't stop reading it! Hope there is a sequel to explain some things a bit more and for more action from Kali & co.

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muphasa
Jan 30, 2012

awsomeee...i just couldnt stop reading...its a definate read!!!

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mvkramer Sep 27, 2013

Half of the time, Kali is a normal human girl, going to school, trying to stay off the radar, and navigating a very strained relationship with her father. But every other day, Kali becomes something more than human. She doesn't feel pain, or hunger, or fear. She can heal from incredible injuries. And she has a burning need to hunt the preternatural creatures that stalk the night. That all changes when she notices a mark on popular girl Bethany -- a mark that means she'll die if Kali doesn't do something. In helping Bethany, Kali opens herself up to friendship, romance, and the secrets of her past.

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