Friday, September 3, 2010

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Release Date: 8/31/2010
Publisher: HarperTeem
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352

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.

What a story! I don't think that I've ever heard of a story quite like this. I'm happy to report that I LOVED it!

Evie is pretty much the most awesome heroine to come around in a while. She totally reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Doesn't she? A badass chick with a love for all things pink and sparkly, always with a witty comment up her sleeve and a relationship with her taser, tasey. Paired with Lend a sincere, sweet and swoonworthy love interest, Evie and Lend make a pretty awesome team! I don't know what to say about Reth, because he pretty much made his scenes but if I see him in real life, he is getting the closest heavy thing LAUNCHED. AT. HIM. What do you think?

If you think about it, the plot is really dark. But when you throw in the funny lines and girly-ness you find yourself laughing instead of being mortified. Not that some parts aren't scary or suspenseful, but all you can do is picture Evie with her pink knife and sparkly taser and you just feel better. I don't know what I'm talking about. Nevermind. :)

Overall. Paranormalcy is super awesome and I recommend it super-ly!




  1. oooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo I wanna read this one!!

  2. I didn't like this one as much as you did, but I definitely thought the idea was unique. Glad you enjoyed it!