Title: Otherkin (Otherkin, #1)
Author: Nina Berry
Publication date: July 31st, 2012
Publisher: K Teen
Genre(s): Young Adult (Paranormal, Fantasy)
Otherkin is a very great book. Very different than most I have read, because here, the characters shift into animals! Being a lover of animals, it was very fun to see what animals each character shifted to, and how they acted in their animal form. Nina Berry did a great job in writing about the animal's feelings, because it felt so real! Everything was so detailed, and I think she did a great job in writing this book! Dez, the main protagonist, has felt out of place all her life. Being adopted into a family, (but a very loving family), and wearing a back brace, and not being able to fit at school. She also doesn't know that she can shift into a lion. Until the day where she gets kidnapped and finds herself locked in a cage. Locked in the cage beside her, she meets Caleb, and that's when she knows everything about herself and her new enemies.
The adventure in the book starts immediately, and I'm glad I didn't have to wait for the story to start. It was action after action, which never left me bored. All the characters felt relatable, so I really enjoyed reading about each and everyone of them. What I really liked about this book is that it wasn't predictable. It didn't go with the flow of most books, which made me enjoy it more! I don't want to say much about this book, due to not spoiling things, but some parts made me really laugh as well. Caleb was the type of guy who was hard to understand. He wasn't a shifter like Dez, but a caller. Despite their differences, I really liked how the two worked together, and developed their trust for each other. Later we meet the other characters in the book, or shall I say, the other Otherkin. Nina Berry did a great job in the world building, and the fantasy in this book was great! The romance was the exact touch we needed. Not to much and not to little.
I have to admit that some parts in the book were confusing to understand. The fighting, and the magical part of the story wasn't clearly described. Sometimes I would find myself skimming through those parts, just to get to the good parts. Anyhow, I really enjoyed reading this book. From the characters, to the world building, everything was fun and enjoyable to read. The ending was good, but it did leave me wanting to know what happens next! I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel of the book, Othermoon!