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Every Other Day

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  4,868 ratings  ·  855 reviews
Every other day, Kali D’Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She argues with her father. She’s human.

And then every day in between . . . she’s something else entirely.

Though she still looks like herself, every twenty-four hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a feared demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt, trap, a
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Egmont USA (first published December 1st 2011)
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SERIESous Book Reviews On her Q & A portion of her website, Jennifer Lynn Barnes wrote "I wrote Every Other Day as a standalone. I had so much fun with the characters…moreOn her Q & A portion of her website, Jennifer Lynn Barnes wrote "I wrote Every Other Day as a standalone. I had so much fun with the characters and the world, and I intentionally left them in a place where they are leaving adolescence and standing on the verge of an exciting adult world - not because I was planning on writing about their adventures post-high school, but because I am a firm believer that the things that come after high school are amazing and awesome and exciting in so many ways. Kali's future is full of possibilities - and for now, it's up to you to imagine them."(less)
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Kwesi 章英狮

I never read this kind of book before and I know some of my friends already mentioned and read books with this kind of concept which I don't like to mention to avoid comparing both books. This is my first time to encounter a sweat jerking book. I really felt excited while reading but before that there were parts that are annoyingly out of this world.

Beginning. Everything was in chaos, I don't have any idea what I read or what really happened to Kali. Is she dead or trying to suffoca
I took far, far too long to read this book. It was one of the first things I was approved for on Netgalley, and I downloaded it back in September along with four other books, excited to finally have my hands on these fabulous e-galleys. Unfortunately, I overestimated my ability to read for long stretches on the tiny screen of my iPod, and so while I'd gotten over halfway through this book when it expired, that wasn't enough. The end result was that yesterday, when I decided I felt like finishing ...more
If you are looking for a book with a kickass heroine and fabulous plot then Every Other Day is for you.
I was completely blown away by the superb writing, wonderful characters and a plot that would mess you up for good in a good way.
It was totally-out-of-this-world fantastic.
Ms. Jennifer Lynn Barnes, this book is astounding!
This book is definitely worth rereading twice, trice or even a hundred times.
It may sound exaggerated but hey I really liked it so sue me. :D

Kali seemed normal at first sight
Review originally published on The Book Smugglers

Just like Thea, I am in panic mode in this all-in attempt to read ALL THE BOOKS before 2011 closes so that I can come up with the most fair and informed Best of 2011 list as possible. Unlike Thea though, I have ZERO discipline and instead of catching up with the books that have come out early in the year and have been languishing in my TBR pile, I am reading books that are not going to be out till the end of the year. Every Other Day is one of th
Marg K.
Y'all may recall a little ol' TV show by the name of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And if you were an obsessive fangirl devoted watcher like me, you will probably remember that in season 3 episode 12 Buffy is temporarily stripped of her slayer powers and is therefore forced to fight the baddie of the week as a normal human girl.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that Jennifer Lynn Barnes is also a Buffy fan...'cos not only is the book's heroine similar in a lot of ways to the iconic blonde monster
Michele at A Belle's Tales
Sixteen-year-old Kali D’Angelo is a normal, teenage, high school girl. At least she is every other day. On those in between days, she is something entirely different - someone who doesn’t run away from things that go bump in the night. She is someone who runs toward the things that go bump in the night and if they’re smart…they run away from her.

Every Other Day completely took me by surprise. This is exactly the kind of story I was in the mood for. No mousy female leads, no love triangles, and n
Four Stars: This book features a unique kick butt heroine! Lots of fun!

Tick Tick the seconds drag, only twenty two hours and thirty six seconds...tick tick tick. For Kali her wrist watch is a perpetual enemy, since it constantly counts down the hours to the next day. Another day where she will either be a plain, boring human, who lacks any special abilities or a day when she is a seemingly impervious, kick butt, non human, who spends her time battling the zombies, hell hounds and other preternat
Put through the gauntlet of emotions as I stumbled to the final pages, beaten, battered I could help but think to myself “how much I loved every second of this book.”

Jennifer Lynn Barnes does something I love for authors to do, use their creativity, branch out, and turn something old into something brand new. With Every Other Day Barnes goes out and does this and more, she gives us a strong girl in Kali D’Angelo as she struggles with what she becomes every other day, a hunter that kills that o
I highly recommend Every Other Day.



Every Other Day should be the basis of any urban fantasy read; it was CRAAAZY good! The dual characters in one body made Kali one heck of a kick-ass heroine. The fun never stops, and when I say fun, I meant Kali’s hunt of creatures that go bump in the night. This is undoubtedly one of the best UF book I’ve read so far.

Kali doesn’t know why every other day she turns into a demon hunter; all she knows is that her hunt lust must be sated. Mons
3.5 stars
Much better than I thought it would be. In fact, the blurb didn't make me want to read it at all. If it weren't for the fact that I really enjoy Barnes other series, Raised By Wolves, I wouldn't have even bothered with this one. But couple that with the fact that it was one of the only things available from the library, and I decided to give it a chance.
In the end, it wasn't awesome, but it was an interesting mix of paranormal and sci-fi. There were a lot of things left open at the end
rating: 3.5/5

review to come.
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.5/5

Review coming soon!
Michelle Madow
Going into this book I thought it was going to be a paranormal, and I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be science fiction. I've never read anything like Every Other Day before. Jennifer Lynn Barnes put an interesting spin onto a creature that's been a little overdone recently in YA fiction, and the originality in Every Other Day was a nice treat. The world was an alternate version of our world. Instead of Darwin discovering only evolution on his journey, he discovered preternatural ...more
Mary (BookHounds)


Most teen girls can change in a second, one minute normal, the next super not normal. For Kali, this couldn't be more true. Every 24 hours she changes from a normal human teen into a demon killing machine. She has lived entirely alone with no real contact except with her father and now she is thrown into the truly scary world of human teens. Her father insists she attends *regular* high school since his boss's daughter is going to attend one as well. Bethany is pret
Did I like this one as much as JLB’s Raised by Wolves series? No. BUT! It was still a really awesome and fun book to read!

Things that I really like about this book:

1. Kali.
The girl is a kick-butt heroine. I mean she is the one that saves the day! There is no damsel in distress here! I love how JLB writes these characters. They are confident, yet at the same time vulnerable. How does she do that?!

2. Bethany and Skylar… really all of the characters for that matter.
I figured that I would hate Betha
Dec 26, 2013 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody
Recommended to Katy by: Vine
You can also see my review of this terrific book here.

My Thoughts: What an awesome book – seriously, I hope Ms. Barnes makes a series out of this! Kali is a terrific character – human, vulnerable and alone every other day, and every other day she’s a killing machine, set to take out preternatural creatures of all kinds. She is deeply haunted, emotionally broken, but willing to open herself up when it matters. The characters that surround her are complex and twists abound – people are never exac
Veronica Morfi
This book was love at first page!

This is the story of Kali, a girl just like anyone else, but only every other day. Because the days she is a normal teenager she is a hunter of every pretenatural being that is lurking in the shadows of her world. Really one of kind, she had always spend her life alone, until a girl at her school talks to her and starts making her way through her heart. At the same day she makes the choise to save one of the school's cheerleaders from the deadly parasite that ha
3.5 stars

This book has a little bit of everything! Demon-hunters, murderous mythical beasts, villains, psychics, zombies, love, mystery, and plot twists galore. If you weren’t a fan of Jennifer Lynn Barnes before, you certainly will be now. And while this book wasn’t completely mind-blowing like some of her other books, it’s definitely an enjoyable read that can be finished in one sitting.

Kali is a really interesting character. We’re able to experience both her demon-hunting personality and her
Barnes must be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. It's ok, there are a lot of us. But we're going to need to move past that comparison to really discuss this book, because let's face it, nothing is Buffy except Buffy. So just drop that expectation before you start, and no one will be disappointed.

Kali suffers from the typical teenage desire of wanting to be normal, just like everyone else. In Kali's case though, her longing is perhaps more literal than those of her angsting peers. Kali is normal, b
3.5 stars

Kali is a normal girl one day and a hunter of preternatural creatures the next. That's all Kali's known since she was 12. Kali has always kept to herself but during a day at school she makes an unlikely friend (Skylar, who practically forces herself on her) and helps the popular mean girl (Bethany) who has been targeted by a chupacabra. Kali finds herself on the path to discover what she really is and why she is the way she is.

Every Other Day was a unique book which focused on action a
This book had everything. Action, tragedy, drama, romance, humour and most of all imagination. I thought the plot was very original and well written. The protagonist was one who was strong but also had her fragile moments, altogethor quite well balanced. The love interest wasn't a big focal point of the story at all which I think was far more effective for the type of book.

The highlight of the book for me was Bethany and Skylar. Skylar, despite being 'slightly' physchic was stil very vulnerable
*This review may contain possible spoilers.

After finishing this book I have to say that it slightly reminds me of a horror film. And I don't mean that in a bad way - some people really like horror's with blood and gore. Me? Not so much. Which is one of the reasons why in the end - after enjoying the first half so much - I give it a rating of 3. For the most part it isn't the book - it's me.

So I haven't read any other YA Paranormal books like this one. I haven't even come across any like it. Bu
Dec 22, 2011 Anagha rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone who doesn't mind a slow beginning!!
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“You either let the bad things happen,” she said softly. “Or you don’t.”

I had a hard time starting this book – for the first 100 pages, I kept picking it up and then putting it back down. You were just shown various seemingly unconnected events without any explanations whatsoever. I am SO glad I picked it back up though! Once I had slugged through the beginning, the rest was an amazing, captivating read!

What if...
Charles Darwin discovered more than micro and macro evolution on his fateful journey to the Galapagos...
What if...
The creatures from fantasy and mythology really existed. Right under our nose...and the government has marked them an endangered species...
What if...
Some were born to hunt and kill those beasts. To stop the threat to every human on the planet.

Kali is one of those hunters.
She doesn't know why. She just knows that she woke up one day with a need, an urge, to find th

Kali D'Angelo is a sixteen year old high school student but every other day she hunts preternatural creatures. she can't tell you why or what she is because she has no idea, all she knows is that from the age of twelve, every other day she wakes as something not-so-human. On these days she has super strength and speed, she doesn't feel pain and her blood is toxic to the creatures she hunts. Kali lives in our world but it's a world that is aware of these preternatural creatures. Kali knows she
This review also appears on Gypsy Book Reviews.

4.5 stars!

Every Other Day was FANTASTIC! I loved the premise, and even Kali, who I just adored. Which is always a good thing, since she’s the main character!

Okay, so, I read Every Other Day in August, and I STILL can remember the ending (four months later.) Amazing, since I love the ending. Twists I didn’t see! Choices Kali made I didn’t think she would!
But aside from the adventure and fun, I must point out there are some… cheesy-ish scenes in this
Fans of Barnes’s other series, Raised By Wolves, will enjoy this novel. Strong female characters and a fast paced plot make this book difficult to put down. Kali is human, sort of. Every other day Kali becomes a hunter. She kills paranormal creatures and is almost invincible. Trying to fly under the radar is a necessity because of who, or what, she is. This changes one day when she see a death sign on Bethany, the most popular girl at her high school. Saving the girl will mean Kali will have to ...more
Publication Date: December, 27th 2011
Source: ARC from NetGalley
Interest: Fantasy

Every Other Day is a new take on paranormal YA. What if Darwin had found a preternatural species of plant on his journeys? If that happened you would have Jennifer Barnes’ world in this book. People have been aware of the preternatural for over 200 years. They have studied them, but they still don’t know everything. Kali turns into to something not human every other day. And on the days she isn’t human she needs to h
Being a big fan of Jennifer Lynn Barnes Raised by Wolves series, I was really excited to read her newest story, Every Other Day. But when I got into this book, I actually did a double take to make sure this was the same author.

Barnes writing in her wolves series is centered and controlled and I loved the flavor of dominance radiating through the pages, but this book felt very different. It's repetitive, scattered and overly eager. In a nut shell? It was confusing. As much as I really loved the c
Karin Michael

"Tomorrow, I'd probably see things differently. I might even feel bad for sending the poor, endangered pups to a bloody, bloody death. But today wasn't tomorrow. It was today, and the power was thrumming through my veins, the need to hunt, to kill, to win building up inside of me, all-consuming and impossible to deny".

Kali is a 16-year-old girl who hunts and kills the preternatural. creatures like demons, dragons, Hell-hounds, zombies, and so on.. but there's a catch. Every 24 hours, Kali chang
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Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, 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's been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a "practice book" and which none ...more
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“Sometimes, there aren't any good choices. Sometimes, making the right one is hard... It's funny, but when you think about it, we're all broken. That's what life does. It knocks you down and breaks you and you either get back up again, or you don't. You either do things on your terms, or you don't. You let the bad things win, or you don't."
"You either let it break you, or you don't.”
“Bethany blinked. "Did you just hit me?" she asked, disbelief coloring her every feature.

Skylar raised both hands, palms outward. "I come in peace!"

"You do not come in peace. You hit me."

"I hit in peace!”
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