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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

OMG what a roller coaster. I can say for sure I was never once bored on this trip. What drew me to Otherkin was the amazing cover. Yeah it is cover love again. But dang could that cover be any better, I think not! Just perfect. Otherkin has a good strong plot and l...
OMG what a roller coaster. I can say for sure I was never once bored on this trip. What drew me to Otherkin was the amazing cover. Yeah it is cover love again. But dang could that cover be any better, I think not! Just perfect. Otherkin has a good strong plot and lots of action to keep anyone entertained. The writing is good, and flows nicely. I found myself drug into Dez's life with her personality and honest reactions. I would have to say I relate more to her than I have to many other heroines. Sometimes there is that one MC that just stands out, and Dez is it.

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, 2012

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11 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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99% of the so called reviews are plot spoilers. Each of these should be deleted and the posters banned. To ruin a book for other readers is rude and inconsiderate. I bet you stand at the theater door and tell movie goers the ending before the movie starts too!

posted by 8888649 on February 26, 2013

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  • Posted August 27, 2012

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    ┬┐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.

    5 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

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