“i enjoyed this a lot. i LOVE shifter books but im not into werewolves since its all been done. The tiger was a good change of pace. Cannot wait to get started on the second instalment. I love all the different names but ill admit to feeling like a lot of things werent explained enough for my...”see full review » see other reviews »
“i enjoyed this a lot. i LOVE shifter books but im not into werewolves since its all been done. The tiger was a good change of pace. Cannot wait to get started on the second instalment. I love all the different names but ill admit to feeling like a lot of things werent explained enough for my liking but i can hold out hope that it will be explained later on. ”Emily H wrote this review Sunday, November 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I picked this because I have decided to try to read through the young adult section of the library. This does have a bit of a stipulation, I guess. I still only read things that something about it pulls me in. This was very good, Dez is a tiger shifter and she never knew before she shifts one day. Very quick read. ”Ria wrote this review Wednesday, July 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was AMAZING!!! I Loved Everything About It! :D ”Kari wrote this review Thursday, March 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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.”
“This story has themes all teenagers can identify with – from being an outsider to the quest for self-identity to physical insecurities to the awkwardness of first love. Dez was adopted and has never really fit in with her peers at school. She has scoliosis and has been forced to wear a back brace that hurts physically and mentally. Finding out she’s a shape shifter and can take then form of a tiger is almost a relief, especially as the shape shifting straightens her back! In this fast read, coming of age book, Dez learns who she is, finds a boy who can keep up with her (no small task for a shape-shifting tiger) and finally fits in with her real peer group – a school of other shape shifters! A great YA book for paranormal, romance and fantasy fans. ”TK Read wrote this review Tuesday, August 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Whoa!!!!!!! This book starts off like wow. What first caught my attention was the cover, honestly once I saw it, I didn’t care what the book was about it just had to go on my list. The action started right away and it didn’t let up at all. The world Ms. Berry sets up blew my mind, it was magical and eye opening, with a lot more than just shifters.
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“Dez has always been a quiet girl, always trying to keep under the radar and unnoticed. Due to a spine defect she has been forced to live with an extremely confining back brace that severely limits her mobility. That brace is the source of her embarrassment and need to hide herself from others. All that changes when she panics after a boy touches her waist, feeling the brace beneath. Throwing her brace aside, she embraces her inner anger at her limitations, and she changes into a Siberian Tiger setting off a chain of events she never could have imagined possible.
Ah, young love, it happens so fast and can be all consuming. That is one of the biggest reasons I love YA novels, as the love comes quickly and so much can be overlooked. In adult books, relationships are almost always much slower and quite bogged down by the real world. You just can't love quite the same way as an adult as you did when you were a teenager, because let's face it, life is much more complicated once you have responsibilities and the choices really aren't so black and white anymore. So, it can be really nice to experience that all consuming love again by reading these types of books. Otherkin features a whirlwind romance that feels incredibly real even as the characters question the reality of it themselves. That's not to say everything is full of roses for the pair, as there are plenty of roadblocks along the way that make things rather interesting, especially as they keep secrets from one another.
I really loved Otherkin's take on shifters, as I prefer the mythology that makes them born into what they are rather than some disease. It just makes the animal part seem so much more an ingrained part of them as they were always more than human. Even Dez, who had no knowledge of her heritage is still incredibly "one" with her tiger side. I especially liked the way that their animals sides came from a shadow world, allowing them to be two things at once, with either animal or person taking the reigns when necessary. This shadow world added in the element of others who could manipulate those shadows to do good or harm. Of course it is those who would harm that are the opposing force in Otherkin. They are called the Tribunal, and they are almost fanatical in their hatred of the shifters, and their powers remind me very much of evil sorcerers, making them a very real threat. I just kept waiting for the evil cackles to happen whenever they were wreaking their havoc, they were that bad. I'll be glad to see the day when they are finally given a dose of their own medicine, that's for sure.
Everything about Otherkin felt fresh and unique, an impressive feat in the genre. In fact, I am so excited about this new series, that I have already added the sequel, Othermoon, due out April 2013 to my most anticipated list. From the rich cast of characters and the incredible new world, to the way it grips you from the very start, Nina Berry's debut novel, Otherkin is not to be missed! ”