Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Other by Karen Kincy
Release Date: July 1st, 2010
Details: 336 pages, paperback
Source: Publisher (thank you Flux!)
Series: Yes. Other #1
Rating: 3 out of 5
Summary (goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old Gwen hides a dangerous secret: she’s Other. Half-pooka, to be exact, thanks to the father she never met. Most Americans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Others, especially not the small-town folks of Klikamuks, Washington. As if this isn’t bad enough, Gwen’s on the brink of revealing her true identity to her long-time boyfriend, Zack, but she’s scared he’ll lump her with the likes of bloodthirsty vampires and feral werewolves. 

When a pack of werewolves chooses the national forest behind Gwen’s home as their new territory, the tensions in Klikamuks escalate-into murder. It soon becomes clear a serial killer is methodically slaying Others. The police turn a blind eye, leaving Gwen to find the killer before the killer finds her. As she hunts for clues, she uncovers more Others living nearby than she ever expected. Like Tavian, a sexy Japanese fox-spirit who rivals Zack and challenges her to embrace her Otherness. Gwen must struggle with her own conflicted identity, learn who she can trust, and-most importantly-stay alive. 

The concept for this book intrigued me. What is an Other? What is a Pooka?

The beginning was a bit slow and personally for me, I wasn't hooked until I hit 170 pages. I didn't always agree with Gwen's idea's... in fact, I didn't agree with any of her idea's. She's the type to worry and to fight for what she believes in (which is NOT a bad thing), but doesn't think of the consequences of the things that she's doing. She finds herself in trouble the majority of this book. For someone who want's to save Other's, she doesn't seem to be laying low like she should have. I hated her boyfriend Zack the entire book. There was just something about him that annoyed me. Maybe it was his constant sex-on-his-mind deal. Like seriously, does the boy think of anything else? It didn't help that his family is super of all religious either (I'm not very religious). But he just, ugh. Annoyed me! I did really like her friend Chloe and I loved Tavian!

I enjoyed the murder mystery-ness of this novel, usually murder mystery's scare me (as I've mentioned, I get scared easily) but this one kept me curious and wanting to figure out who the killer was. There was a good amount of characters you would assume the killer was but once it was revealed, it wasn't someone I had in mind at all! And I love when that happens!

Even though a few characters annoyed me and I thought the writing style was a little choppy, overall I did enjoy reading this novel and I'm curious to know what happens in the next novel!

Favorite Line:
"Maybe you should go back to Canada," Tavian says.
Winema's eyes burn like coals. "Do you think they want us in Canada?"
"No, but..." He flings out his arms. "It's bigger!"

BEST. LINE. EVER!!!! Haha!

*Thank you Flux for providing me with a copy for review!

1 comment:

  1. This book looks really good! And that line is really funny! :D Thanks for the review!

    Also, I have an award for you back at my blog! Congrats! :)