Saturday, August 20, 2011

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Published: August 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 335
Copy Provided by: Bought
Summary: Goodreads

Summary:
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. 

Review:
I just want to start by saying that I rarely buy books in hardcover unless I'm fairly certain that I'm going to love them.  I know it sounds awful but it's true.  The thing is I LOVED Paranormalcy.  No really, it goes up on my shelf with other series right along side with Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments), Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy), Lauren Kate (Fallen), Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush, Hush) etc.  

Curlypow first read this title last fall.  You can find her review here.  She was able to take lots of quotes from the book and although I remember when they came from, I just didn't want to stop reading to write down my favourites!  I know it has taken me a really long time to catch up and read this title but I flew through it and enjoyed every minute of the ride.  I have been following Kiersten White on her author blog for about a year now and she is so freaking hilarious.  This girl is crazy and crazy is definitely the kind of personality you need to have been able to write this title.  Evie, the main character is spunky, crazy, and laugh out loud funny.  That being said, she is also lonely, vulnerable and all of the things we look for.She attracts equally odd characters such as Lend (semi-transparent guy), Reth (gorgeous, creepy fae) and has a mermaid for a best friend.  

If you are looking for a fun, entertaining read with a great story, plenty of action and mystery to boot, pick up Paranormalcy.  Kiersten has a knack for writing and having you fall right into this world where paranormal is a part of every day life.  After the dozens of reviews I have read, I was anticipating that I would enjoy the first book so I picked up the second before I finished reading!  Oh Bleep!  Time's up!  I have to get back to finishing up Supernaturally...

3 comments:

  1. Yay, I'm so glad you liked this one! I really loved it too, Evie was hilarious! Thanks for the great review :)

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  2. I love this book so much! It always makes me happy when other people love it too :D And Supernaturally is just as good! Great review :)

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  3. Yay! I'm glad to see that you finally read Paranormalcy! It was one of my favourite novels released last year! :)

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