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Friday, January 18, 2013

Sheep Book Review: Othermoon by Nina Berry + Giveaway

Othermoon, by Nina Berry, is the second installment in her YA series Otherkin. This book is just as riveting as the first story in this saga, Otherkin, and layered with emotional drama that had me flying through the pages like a witch on a broomstick. 

Everyone has secrets. When Dez rescued a boy, Caleb, from a cage, she discovered secrets she never knew she possessed, Now she's sure she's found the place where she belongs. With the otherkin - and with Caleb. But as the barriers between the mortal 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...

There's YA out there that's geared pretty much for that one age group, and then there's YA that takes on a life of its own and allows anyone of any age to get sucked into the pages, which is what Nina has created here; A story of epic proportions that anyone of any age can enjoy. The typical YA is littered with locker chit chat and who's going with Betty Sue to the sock hop after school. (let's pretend it's the 50's)*yawn* That bores me, makes me want to crawl back into my coffin and sleep for the next century.Othermoon delivers on multiple levels and dishes out the adventure and drama in a very adult fashion while still maintaining that PG-13 reading level. 

Now, I've personally asked Nina if this saga may kick it up a notch at some point, I'd love to see these characters hit the PNR realm. And while she never said yes or no to that exact question I take that as hope! *fist pump* But, back to the story at hand. We jump right back into the world of the Otherkin, a small group of magical other worlders who call earth home and want nothing more then to live their lives and stay in the shadows. 

Out to destory the otherkins are a group of radical zealots that want to "exercise the demon" and kill every last otherkin that's out in the world. Nina sets up this second story very nicely, we pick up a few months after book one and jump right back into the young group of high-school age kids that are learning to control their shifter powers. Amongst it all is friendship, learning new ways of thinking, and forming life long bonds. Prejudice runs rampant amongst the shifters, and while it would serve them better to unite they are at constant odds with one another. 

Dez and her main squeeze Caleb are a strong force, both romantically and power wise. There are some major falling ins and outs that happen this time around. I am so severely invested in this series, already, that I wanted to scream by the end! Caleb, dude, don't talk to me. *turns back on Caleb* Men in general can be pigheaded idiots and while I like Caleb to pieces, I saw a new side to this young man that rubbed me the wrong way! *throws glass of water in Caleb's face*

Othermoon is an adventure and life lesson all kind of wrapped up in one. The stakes are high and the bad guys are worse then ever, action and suspense to the max this time around! There are lots of moral issues and plenty of "what's the right thing to do" type of scenarios taking place. There are hard calls that someone needs to stand up for, and it's all very moving and heartbreaking at the same time. And I would not have it any other way! 

If you've yet to check out this series now's the time! Book two hits shelves January 29th, I will recommend picking up from the start or you will miss out on all the excitement as to where we are now. 

Getting 4 'pretty kitty, nice kitty' Sheep


One lucky winner is going to win a paperback copy of Othermoon. Please list the following in the comments below to be entered to win! 

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3. If you could throw a cup of "something" in someones face, what would it be and why? (Get as creative as you want!) 

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  1. I would throw a cup of pickles. I like pickles and I want them to always remember me.
    debby236 at gmail dot com
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  2. Wow what a passionate review, now I want to read this series!
    Fun question, I think I would throw a cup of 25 year old whiskey in my ## face. It would hurt him that he can't drink that cup, even more.
    I follow by GFC, email, twitter, facebook.
    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

    1. Oh nice, the slow burn of knowing the drink you wanted ended up the floor! Lick it up!

  3. Hi,
    What a great review :) I'm ready to read this book. It looks and sounds awesome. I follow by email but will add FB as well.
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  4. What fun :) - here we go

    2. Email Twitter (Jovial_1) and Facebook (Viki Sloboda) GFC Victoria Sloboda
    3. I'd throw honey because t wouldn't really hurt the person but is super hard t get off ;).

    1. Very creative! A mess for sure and I hope a flock of birds landed on them too!

  5. Hmm I guess if it was someone I didn't like I would throw a cup of fish juice. How would I come by this....if there is a will there is a way LOL Is there even fish juice...maybe fish water, whatever I can get my hands on. ^_^

    Thanks for the giveaway

    GFC: Tiffany

    1. Hear, hear!~ Fish juice would stink for days! Nice, I shall right this one down and a later date. ;)

  6. I follow by email (sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com and if I was going to throw a cup of something on someone it would be Kool-aid, that stuff is instant stain on any surface.

    1. Walking around with a colorful face for a few days would be soooo worth it! :)

  7. GFC: Holly Letson
    bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

    I'd like to throw a cup of mustard in someone's face. It'd leave that weird smell, but wouldn't really hurt them.

    1. Holly, I think it might burn too! Double bonus!

  8. Thanks for the great review. This would be an excellent book to win.
    I follow the flock by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx
    Personally I'd like to throw a cup of intelligence at the leadership of the NRA. Maybe some of it would sink in.

    Gfc margaret and email
    A cup of milk because it is thick and gross if you do niy get it out of your
    Thanks for the giveaway

  10. email:
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    hmmm, I think I'd throw a cup of reality in a lot of people's faces- they'd be lined up for miles. (probably be more fun to throw something more substantial like feathers, butterflies, molasses, etc but anyway)

  11. GFC: audreyclair
    I would throw a cup of PUPPIES in someone's face!

    1. But would that be a punishment? LOL they might run off with them and live happily ever after! baaaahahaha awesome answer though, very creative!

  12. 1. katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com
    2. GFC as katie Amanda
    3. I guess I'd be boring and say a glass of wine. :)

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    2. I subscribe by email

    3. If you could throw a cup of "something" in someones face, what would it be and why? (Get as creative as you want!) I would throw a cup of spoiled milk in their face that why they would never be able to enjoy cereal or cottage cheese again.

  14. If I could throw a cup of something into someone's face it would be slushie because that's what the people on glee do haha! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    GFC: red_tigergirl2

  15. I would throw something thick and sticky like syrup because it's hard to get off skin!!
    I follow every way I can but mainly GFC: Ashley Applebee
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  16. Thanks for the fun post and giveaway! I just got Otherkin and I can't wait to start reading ;) Ummm... if I was really angry I would throw something like vegetable oil which would be hard to get off.

    gfc: erin

  17. Love the post! hm... thats a toughy... a cup of hershey syrup... possibly. :) So its fun and sweet!

  18. 1. etotschinger at
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    3. I would not throw a cup of water if I was Dez, I would have put my fist in the cup and thrown my fist at him. But no one has ever made me that angry.

  19. Barbed1951 at aol dot com
    GFC: Barbara E.
    I'd throw a cup of crushed ice - it wouldn't feel so great, really cold and a bit hard, but it shouldn't hurt too much. :D

  20. I'd throw M&M's because it shouldn't hurt that much and would be tasty to try to catch.

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  21. I would throw a cup of iced coffee, at least it would taste good!
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    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  22. I can't really imagine myself throwing anything. Maybe something like confetti at one of my grandchildren, because they would think it funny.
    I follow by GFC; jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  23. I'd throw glitter--'cause you NEVER totally get rid of glitter!!'

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  24. I'd throw a cup of pickles. It is the only thing I can think of...because it is the only thing I have thrown. I actually threw a pickle spear at my husband when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. Those hormones were awful.

    Thanks so much!
    GFC: Texas Book Lover

    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  25. I was going to throw a cup of Kool-Aid, but I have decided that is just to pedestrian. I therefore have armed myself with two cans of extra creamy whipped cream and a jar full of chocolate jimmies just to mix it up and I am having an absolutely wonderful time measuring out how many squirts are going to equal a cup ;=D

    Thank you for the fun!

    GFC Denise Zaky

  26. GFC - Megblod
    Email -
    I think I would throw a cup of syrup mixed with some glitter.

  27. I would go classic and throw my champagne in someones face. Cliche, but oh so fun.


  28. GFC: shadow_kohler
    What would i throw? A cup of spoiled milk. But not just any spoiled milk, a cup thats been sitting in my little brothers room for months. Its solid and moldy and disgusting... lol

  29. 1. evanlea at gmail dot com
    2. GFC - Josette Schaber
    3. If you could throw a cup of "something" in someones face, what would it be and why? I always wanted to do one of those jilted girlfriend scenes where you trow a glass of wine in the guys face and walk regally out. LOL

  30. GFC - Elizabeth H.
    e-mail: ehaney578 at aol dot com
    If I could throw a cop of "something" in someone's face, I'd throw a cup of $100 bills in my own face because I need the money! LOL!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    1. I mean a *cup*...LOL not a cop! I'm not that strong!!

  31. contest closed! winner is Natasha I have sent you an email. You have 3 days to get back to me :) thanks to everyone who entered.
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com