Thursday, January 12, 2012

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Title: Paranormalcy
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: August 31, 2010
Genre: YA, paranomal
Pages: 160 (ebook)
Series: Paranormalcy
1. Paranormalcy
2. Supernaturally (July 26, 2011)
3. Endlessly (July 24, 2012)
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.

From the first page I could tell this wasn’t going to be a dry paranormal love story. I could tell right off the bat that Evie was going to be a fun MC. She’s witty and sarcastic and doesn’t put up with anyone’s crap, not even from the vampires and other paranormals she “bags and tags” as part of her job with the IPCA. When a paranormal breaks into the IPCA, and no one knows what he is, Evie is opened up to a whole new side of IPCA, paranormals, and herself.

The characters in this book were really well written. I highly enjoyed Lend. He was honest and different, and really good for Evie. And I deeply loathed Reth. He was really creepy. Scary faerie man. I couldn’t help but feel a connection to the other characters like Raquel and Lish, even Jacques. They were all written so distinctly from one another that they seemed genuine.

The story was pretty exciting throughout. I read it on my Kobo and was surprised at how fast I made my way through it. I read the second half in a day because I didn’t want to put it down. I was really curious the whole time to figure out who was killing the paranormals. There were never and concrete clues that made me able to even make a guess! And then stuff got really complicated, and Evie became totally unsure of who she is and what she was supposed to do. Lend really seemed to be a great support to her the whole time. And she was great for Lend, because she can see “the real him” and doesn’t pass any judgements.

I didn’t absolutely love this book, but I did enjoy it. I especially enjoyed the characters. It’s just, looking back, it didn’t really stick in my mind. I had trouble thinking of things to say in this review. Like there wasn’t a lot I really wanted to share. Except that Evie is a good MC. I’m interested to see what’s going to happen in the next book, Supernaturally. The synopsis has me intrigued!

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1 comment:

  1. I picked this up a few months ago. I hope to read it soon. I am glad you enjoyed it. Great review :)