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Monday, September 19, 2011

(Random House)
received from NetGalley for Review
available 12/27/11
336 pages

Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She attends pep rallies. 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, and kill zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. Kali has no idea why
she is the way she is, but she gives in to instinct anyway. Even though the government considers it environmental terrorism.
When Kali notices a mark on the lower back of a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is marked for death by
one of these creatures. Kali has twenty-four hours to save her and, unfortunately, she'll have to do it as a human. With the help
of a few new friends,

MY REVIEW (contains spoilers)
       Different kind of book to read.  The slaying of Preternatural creatures done by the main character, Kali, reminded me somewhat of Supernatural (the WB series about two brothers who slay supernatural creatures.)   The book has plenty of gory, violent scenes while Kali is hunting and fighting the hellhounds that have been put on the endangered list. She hunts all sorts of  preternatural creatures but the focus seems to be on the hellhounds.  
     The hellhounds, dragons, griffins and other creatures are accepted as everyday, not quite so normal, creatures in Kali's world.  Strangely enough, psychic abilities, as exhibited by Kali's friend Skylar are scoffed at and dismissed.
   Many inconsistencies in this book.   First of all, Chimera (the big bad conglomerate creating more creatures) want Kali as a specimen to study but they don't think twice about attempting to kill her and dump her body.  Secondly, Kali spends a lot of time explaining to us that she cannot be killed or feel pain while she is in her 'superhuman' mode however, she is fighting a basilisk (snake) and has to be careful not to look into it's eyes as they are fatal to her.  Fatal, meaning it can kill her.  hmmm   Also, on the pain front, at one point in the book she is faced with a manticore.  It's screaming voice causes excruciating pain and makes her ears bleed..
   OK, enough about that.  I really liked her buddies.  Bethany and Sklyar.  These two stole the show.  Their constant arguing and bickering was fun to read.   There is also a somewhat warped romance for Kali, his name is Zev and he's, well...I'll let you just read the book and figure out what he is for yourself. 
    I look forward the the next book.  The cliffhanger at the end was almost surely left to provide an opening for book two.  


1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure if this one sounds like one I would enjoy. It does sound different. The cover is really interesting. Great post!