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12 out of 20 people found this review helpful.
OMG what a roller coaster. I can say for sure I was never once
Dez is a girl who has been restricted by health issues. She doesn't feel comfortable around boys or really anyone for that matter. She is angry and frustrated as most people would be. Dez is literally caged in, waiting to break free. And boy does she ever! When Dez breaks free of her confines she turns into one powerhouse of a girl. With the restrictions removed, it's like a whole new Dez emerges from the ashes. The thing I loved best about Dez is when push came to shove she had no problem biting back. There were several times I found myself thinking "Oh yeah, now that's girl power" and "you tell him Dez" You know what I am talking about. When the leading guy Caleb starts to draw away from her, Dez doesn't do the whole OMG he doesn't like me anymore and cry. Heck no, she tells him the hell off and makes him feel the way she does. I have to admire her for this, now to me this is an honest reaction! Dez, you rock!
Caleb is a very mysterious guy who Dez meets in a cell next to hers. I found him both protective and sweet. Sure he has his moments of pigheadedness, but hey once you find out why you will understand. I love that he is both protective of Dez but he doesn't try to push her into doing things she doesn't want to. He lets her make her own decisions even if there's a chance she will get hurt, not saying he won't be there to try to stop it though ;) I found Caleb to be level headed, he didn't let things get in the way of what he had to do, even if it was Dez herself. I respect him for that. Bottom line, Caleb = swoon. He has won me over.
Otherkin is a great book. If you are looking for a book to take you away from the everyday, this is it. The author has an original plot filled with tons of action and an equal amount of romance. I loved to concept of Callers, very unique. I can't wait to find out more about them. I also can't wait to find out more about Dez and her abilities. I will definitely have my calendar marked when part 2 comes out. Take a chance on Otherkin, you won't regret it.
posted by Ravelin on September 19, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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posted by 8888649 on February 26, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 27, 2012
¿Otherkin¿ by, Nina Berry Desdemona Grey is an average teenage g
“Otherkin” by, Nina Berry Desdemona Grey is an average teenage girl with
a couple not so average issues. Dez’s first issue is that she has to
wear a backbrace to keep her spine from curving as she grows. (Sucks
especially for a teenage girl) Dez’s second issue is that she can shift
into a huge tiger. (This would be an issue for anyone) The backbrace is
something that Dez has lived with for years but the tiger shifting comes
as quite a shock to her. After an embarrassing moment with a boy at a
school dance, Dez runs home very upset. She is in her room and is doing
her best to tear apart her brace when out of nowhere she starts to
shift. If that wasn’t bad enough, in the middle of her shift she is
tranquilized and kidnapped from her home. Dez wakes to find herself
locked in a small cage and she’s not alone. In a cage next to her sits a
boy about her age named Caleb. With a little luck, Dez is able to escape
with Caleb and find her way to a special school for shifters. (That’s
where the real adventure begins) I found “Otherkin” to be a quick read
that kept my interest easily enough. The action starts very early in the
story which is good especially for a teen read, but I was bothered by a
few things. I found it a little hard to believe that any teenager would
deal with the reality that they are a shifter as well as Dez did. I also
felt that the relationship between Dez and Caleb moved way too fast from
strangers to “Love”. That being said, I do allow for the fact that the
circumstances are extraordinary and feelings are magnified when in life
or death situations. I really enjoyed the other shifters that are
introduced in this book. We have London the wolf shifter, November the
rat shifter, Siku the bear shifter, and Arnaldo the eagle shifter. I
thought the personalities were fun and all the characters have lots of
room for growth. Even though the romance between Dez and Caleb moved
fast I did enjoy the sweet moments and hope to see the relationship
deepen in the next book. I found the magic element in this book
interesting and I like the idea of the Othersphere. With the evil
Tribunal, the shifters, the callers, and the shadows hidden in everyday
objects “Otherkin” is a fun start to a new teen series. I will happily
pick up the next book “Othermoon” coming out February 2013.
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Posted March 30, 2013
good for young adult
I enjoyed this book - it was a very easy read, but interesting enough to keep the pages turning. The story, I think, was geared to the youth to mid-teen audience so made for a light read. This is the first of three, so it will be interesting to see the continuation of the story line.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 12, 2013
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