Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Genre: Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
My rating: 5/5 stars
Synopsis from Barnes & Noble:
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.
Otherkin starts off with action that doesn't cease until the end of the book. Out of all of the books I've ever read about shifters, this is definitely on my top three list of favorites, ever! Dez is the main character and she starts off as a lonely girl who has no idea what and who she really is. She discovers that she is a shifter (A.K.A. Otherkin), and as the story progresses, Dez and the reader are catapulted into a world with other shifters, magic, and a very lethal enemy that is hell-bent on eliminating the Otherkin. The author does a magnificent job of introducing the Otherkin and their world, as well as other extraordinary facts, into the story. She's very detailed and the story is easier to absorb because she gradually explains everything the reader needs to know.
Dez and Caleb are introduced immediately in the book and their attraction to eachother is very prominent. They had some pretty funny, intense and somewhat steamy encounters together and I can only hope that transfers over to the next book, because I quite enjoyed it! I also enjoyed some of the other characters in this book, like Dez's fellow shifter schoolmates. All of them have really awesome abilities and very unique personalities that allow them to each bring something different to the table. They're a bunch of misfits that you can't help but root for!
As I mentioned before, there is a lot of action and adventure in this book. There were times when I was laughing, cringing and sitting on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what would occur next. Dez is very fierce, and when she kicks ass she means it! There are still many extraordinary things to discover about Dez, her friends, the shifter tribes, and the Othersphere (another world/dimension that shifters are connected to). I'm looking forward to reading the next book and I'm positive that this series will continue to amaze me!