Monday, July 26, 2010

Other by Karen Kincy

Characters: 20/20
Plot: 19/20
Originality: 19/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 19/20
Overall: 96/100 or A
Source: Bought

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.

Gwen was a great character. I loved that there were different sides to her personality and some of it was negative. She was also a strong character with fierce beliefs and her realistic emotions. Zack, Tavian, and Chloe were all realistic and well developed. Zack was cute at times and I liked that he was trying to become more open mind. Tavian was really interesting. He was also really sweet and cared about Gwen a lot. I felt that their romance was developed really well. Chloe was really sweet and was a different dryad then what I am used to. I loved how Kincy created such great characters.
The plot of Other was interesting. I kept on wanting to know what was next in the mystery that Kincy crafted with such skill. I wasn't sure who did it, until the great reveal happened. I found Kincy's world to be extremely unique and interesting. I could not put down this book. Kincy creates a great book that is exciting and with a touch of romance. I would recommend this book to paranormal fans.
I went to a signing for Other and have a signed copy to give away. It ends on August 5th and is opened international. Fill out the form below.


  1. WONDERFUL review, I cant wait to read this one it looks really good, I wish I could find it in the book tores around here, so frustrating! :) Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  2. This one's on my wishlist, thanks for the contest.

  3. sounds like a great book thanks for the chance great giveaway!


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