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December 29, 2013

Review: Othersphere by Nina Berry

Title: Othersphere (Otherkin, #3)
Author: Nina Berry
Publication date: December 31, 2013

Genre(s): Young Adult (Fantasy)
Source: Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 320
Dez thought she knew who her mother was, who she was. Thought she had friends, a boy who loved her, and a school where she finally fit in.

But across the veil linking our world and the next lurks a monster which can annihilate. . .or liberate her. Now she must confront it there with help from one boy who loves her and one who can't stand the sight of her.

Dez thought she understood her tiger form, her deepest self. But in this treacherous place, she'll have to choose between the two halves of her soul--and determine which world survives.

Othersphere is the third and final installment in Nina Berry's acclaimed young adult Otherkin series, which blends romance, fantasy, and action in a powerful story of friendship and self-acceptance.
This is the final book in the Otherkin trilogy, and I'm sad to say that this was actually my least favorite of the three. I was pretty excited to start yet another adventure with all the shape-shifters, but I just did not enjoy the plot of the book! I felt like it dragged on too much, and I just didn't care for the plot that much compared to the characters themselves. If you've read my reviews of the first two, you would already know how much I really love the characters here. Dez, the tiger shifter, is a great protagonist, though she kind of annoyed me at some points here. I think another reason for not enjoying this book as much is because there wasn't much of the shape shifters all together. I loved reading about their adventures together, and them not spending much time together here bothered me. 
To be honest, I actually hated the plot. It felt boring for me, and there wasn't much humor in the book. I felt like it was all too serious. I wanted more friendship, more romance, and more humor. All I ended up getting was just too much action. I guess there was just a problem with the balance here. The world building was great as always, and we really did learn a lot of Dez in this final installment. I also really wanted to slap November here. She pissed me off so much, and I actually remember her being nice in the two previous books. I was a bit sad to see the series over, but I was glad it still ended in a good way. 
Overall, the Otherkin trilogy was a great trilogy full of friendship, romance, and action. The writing is great, and the world building is constructed very well. If you are a fan of paranormal, fantasy, and romance, I really do recommend this trilogy as it contains a mix of all three! I really did hope that I would have enjoyed the last book a bit more, but I still really enjoyed this trilogy. I will definitely be looking out for Nina Berry's future books! 

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  1. Too bad it wasn't as good as the first two, but the series sounds like a good one. Certainly wouldn't mind reading it. Great review.

  2. I got curious about this one long time ago when I think the first book was coming out. Somehow I didn't have time or for whichever reason to read it and honestly I don't think I ever will. I mean it sounds like a great series but somehow this one doesn't sound like a decent ending to it. Great review, Farah :)

  3. Sorry you didn't enjoy this book all that much. I've been really curious about starting the series, but I've just not found the time. Great review Farah and thanks for the honest opinion!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading