Author: Karen Kincy
Stars: 4.9Summary from Goodreads
Review by Kirthi
Genre: Young Adult
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.
I've been waiting forever for this to arrive in the mail! A finished copy from Flux, who kindly offered it for me to read! Based on the summary, I didn't think Other would be so good, but I was so wrong!
Beginning: Wonderful! The starting cut down right to the point and romance. Yummy, as in deliciously good, as in triple-chocolate whipped cream fudge sundae good.
Middle: SO. MUCH. DRAMA. AND. ACTION! Could I really stop reading it? Well I had to for lunch, but other than thank, Other had a choking grip on me!
End: A fair, shocking, betrayal-slapped ending that was satisfying and complete. Which is odd, because there are going to be two other books that follow.
Pro: She was strong, valued friendship; Didn't want to cry even when she ends up crying
Con: She cries; She lets guys mistreat her; She has two guys pining over her
Tavian: Hot Asian guy? YAY! I've seen mostly hot cocasion guys with no ethnic diversity, but seeing Asians in this book makes me happy. Plus, I have this general belief that all Asian teenagers have the best sense of humor, and not-surprisingly, Tavian fits into my belief. ~Swoon~
Zack: Sweet, weak, and using. Sure, he's charming, but he's weak! Nobody likes weak characters! Strength is an admirable quality that Zach lacks (hehe, that rhymes) However, he did have his moments!
Overall: Rich and satisfying, Other is unlike any other (haha) paranormal fiction novel: A delicious read that's hard not to love!
Conclusion: Must read!
Also, how do you like MY cover for Other? (below) I love designing covers! Photo Credit