ARC Review: Othermoon by Nina Berry


Everyone has secrets. I had no idea mine would lead me into shadow. Dez has found the place where she belongs. With the otherkin. With Caleb. Or so she thought. As the barriers between our world and Othersphere fall, a wall rises between Dez and Caleb, leaving her fiercest enemy her only friend. 

And maybe something more. 

Now Dez must make a devastating choice: keep the love of her life, or save the otherkin from annihilation.



Review:

I really enjoyed reading Otherkin last year so I immediately hoped on the bandwagon for Othermoon, its sequel.

I’ll admit that since it had been a while since I read Otherkin, I had forgotten a lot of it. However the first few chapters are effortless and soon I found myself remembering what had happened and who was who without the inclusion of “recaps” that happen in most sequels.

Dez is just as strong as ever and her role as an unofficial leader grows. While I love this independence in a main character, Othermoon definitely explores it consequences and negatives to it. The main consequence is Dez’s relationship with Caleb. As she branches out on her own his knightly image is kind of useless and that stings. I did feel as if while this was hurtful for Dez, it wasn’t the worst thing that could happen and she would definitely survive it leading me to question whether the promotion for an outsider character to secondary character is a new love interest (totally not spoiling it, but it’ll be pretty obvious).

Speaking of obvious I did find the plot a little too obvious, particularly in regard to Dez’s heritage and the incident with her mum (who annoys the crap out of me and I’ll explain why later) which just screamed the answer from page 10 but with no confirmation until about 80% through.

This is a nit pick, but I really don’t like Dez’s mum. I feel like she’s bipolar and stupid. When your supernatural daughter tells you there’s danger and to stay inside, you stay inside. You don’t come outside in your night robe and call out to her. You a) have no weapon and b) made Dez’s concentration slip so she lost the intruder. Seriously?

Family and love has a newer focus in Othermoon with the addition of Caleb’s sister. Love got a focus with two new pairings (both again obvious with no confirmation until halfway through). There was a big death in Othermoon, however I feel like it would have been more impacting had it been a character that had more screen time, but it was still sad nonetheless.

Overall, I deeply enjoyed Othermoon and am looking forward to more!

Rating: 4 stars
Date Published: January 29th 2013
Date Read: Feb 2013
Source: Publisher
Format: ebook
Publisher: K-Teen
Series: Otherkin #2

4 comments:

  1. I enjoyed Otherkin, but I don't know if I will pick this one up any time soon. I thought the plot of Otherkin was kind of obvious, so I'm with you that this one probably is, too. So, I'm gonna put it off for now, but I'll eventually get to it.

    Nice review.

    Jennifer
    YA Sisterhood

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    1. I definitely think that Othermoon was kind of obvious in its plot and some aspects. The Othersphere stuff was definitely confusing--forgot to mention that. I tink my love for Shifters does influence my opinion just a little ;)

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  2. Dez sounds like a strong and enjoyable character to read about.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    1. She is. Sadly the love interest in this went from interesting to frustrating which can make some books unenjoyable :(

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