Thursday, March 24, 2011

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Published: August 31st, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 335
Challenge: 100+ Reading Challenge
Other: First book in the Paranormalcy series. Book two, Supernaturally, will be coming out on August 30th, 2011.
Buy the book: Bookdepository

Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, 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 Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

In Paranormalcy, we meet Evie, a totally normal human being, even though she can see through the glamours of paranormals. Perfectly normal, right? Evie works for IPCA, a centre that tracks and tags paranormals all over the world to keep humans safe from them. Evie has seen this as perfectly normal, until there is a creature that begins to kill paranormals and she begins to see that there are other ways to deal with paranormals than to stun them and tag them with an ankle tracker.

Evie is in the middle of a prophecy that appears to be developing - only Evie doesn't know about the prophecy until a shapeshifter breaks into the IPCA and tells her about it. So much for normal!

I really liked reading this book. I thought Evie was a great pratagonist and I loved her humor and wit. I liked how she called her tasergun a Tasey (but hey, it was pink and sparkly!) and how she seems to be really observant, even though she might not put one and one together right away. Evie has character and she's not afraid to show it. I find her to be relatable and believable and I really liked her.

White has put a ton of paranormals in this book and I was a little afraid that it might be boring while reading about it, but it was quite the opposite. She managed to make faeries one of the most scary supernatural creatures (they're right up there with the pixies) and I never thought of them that way. I think we haven't seen all of Reth by a mile so I'm looking forward to that, too! (even though he freaks me out). I also want to add that I liked Lend. I thought he was a little too soft and easy, but overall I really liked him as a character and the supernatural being that he is.

I'm looking forward to Supernaturally, but since it will take several months (August!) I will have to be patient for that - and I'm not really a patient person.

My overall rating:

Because I can't bleeping wait for the next book to come out!


  1. Great review! I really enjoyed this book. I thought Evie was a fantastic main character too :) Donna

  2. Yay, I'm so glad you liked this one :) Supernaturally is now being released July 26th! Less waiting, more tasing! *happy dance*


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