Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Details: Hardcover, 352 pgs.
Published: August 31st, 2010 by HarperTeen
isbn0061985848 (ISBN13: 9780061985843)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Received From: Purchased


Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours, but still. Normal. 

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal. 

My Thoughts: 

This book was brilliant.  It was refreshing and unique.  Evie was a character that felt real and was relatable.  She was the typical teenage girl in so many ways, but was in a very unique situation.  Living at the IPCA  and working for them kept her from being a teenager in every sense of it.  She still had crushes, but was only able to crush on boys on TV because she never got to see any herself.   When a very different kind of boy shows up it only makes sense she’d find him quite interesting.   
This is one of those books that the characters were truly brilliant.  You could really get a feel for them and understand their thoughts, feelings and even actions.  I wasn’t really ever annoyed at Evie despite her being a boy crazy teenage girl who loved pink sparkly things.  Seems like she would have been annoying at some point but I not once got annoyed with her.  Okay, I take that back.  I think I’d wished that she’d found a way to listen to Reth and get more information from him.    But really, I can’t say enough about the characters in this book.

Sometimes the hype about a book can leave a person unsatisfied.  Their expectations are just too high.  I have to say that this book lived up to every expectation and I’m very excited to read more of this series and anything Kiersten White ever writes.  

I can’t give this less then 5/5 moons.  

You can find Kiersten White on her website.  And you really need to check out her blog.  She’s truly one funny lady!  

The opinions expressed are my own.  I was not compensated in any way for this post.  

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  1. Great review! Still waiting on my copy to come in the mail! Hope it comes soon! Everyone’s been saying good things about it. And everyone comments on Evie’s love of pink sparkly things as well!!

  2. So glad to hear that Paranormalcy lives up to the hype. This is the first book I will be buying when my self-imposed book-buying ban is over. I can’t wait to read it! :)

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