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Otherkin by Nina Berry Book Review

Otherkin (Otherkin, #1)I thought I knew myself. Then I met Caleb.

Dez is a good girl who does as she’s told and tries not to be noticed.
Then she rescues a boy from a cage, and he tells her secrets about herself.
Now inside her burns a darkness that will transform her.

Everything is about to change -- and neither Caleb, nor the Otherkin, nor those who hunt them are prepared for what Dez will unleash.

I thought Otherkin was an amazing start to a new series. The idea behind the book is awesome, and the main character Dez was such a great, strong heroine. 

Dez is a girl who has had to wear a back brace most of her life, and has let it hold her back from doing a lot of different things, such as liking cute boys. She lives with her adopted parents. One day, she ends up shifting into a tiger and when she wakes up, she finds herself imprisoned in a cage next to a really cute boy, Caleb. She soon finds out that she’s a part of one of five groups of shifters, or Otherkin. Along with Caleb, she manages to escape the compound and they go on the run.

The plot was also full of nonstop action. The different car chases and fights were amazingly well written and really tense. I loved all of the different things going on. When Caleb and Dez go to stay at a camp with other different shifters, it was really interesting. I really liked all the other shifters, especially Rosemary- a friend Dez ends up making.   

The romance was great. I thought Otherkin had the perfect amount of romance in it, and it definitely didn’t overwhelm the rest of the plot.  I loved Caleb and thought he and Dez were perfect for each other. Caleb was a really strong, kind person and I really admired who he was after all he had to go through.

Dez was a really great person. She inspired and tried to help everyone work together. She also was an overall really good person. However, she still has different insecurities. Especially with having to deal with a back brace for most of her life, she feels like it had held her back for so long. Over time, she definitely tries to come to terms with the fact that the back brace doesn’t define who she was or is. I thought the contrast of a tiger to herself, as a person, was really striking throughout the book. I loved how she developed so much as a character by the end of the book.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The characters and plot behind this book were amazing! I’d give this book four out of five flowers and I really look forward to reading the sequel to Otherkin, Othermoon. I’d highly recommend Otherkin!


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE THE REVIEW!!! My copy should be getting to me soon! *sigh* The long torturous wait....LOL ;p I am sooo happy you enjoyed this! I was waiting to see what you thought of the book! :D Now, my doubts are gone! TEEHEE...XD

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair 

    1. Thank you so much :D I really hope you enjoy it, too! I can't wait to see your review of it :)

  2. YAY! I love this review Montana! :) It gave me a lot of insight for the book! It's so sad that Dez had to wear a back brace most of her life D: Also, I'm glad the romance didn't overwhelm the entire plot! Great review! I'm really glad you enjoyed it!


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