Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Review: Paranormalcy (ARC) by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy (ARC) by Kiersten White
Release Date: August 31, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA Paranormal Fiction

The Story: 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.

My Review: Evie is an orphan and has been for as long as she can remember. She was found by the IPCA when she was a little girl and even though she's the only person she knows that can see through the glamours of paranormals, she still always considered herself to be pretty normal. When Lend, an appearance-stealing, shape-shifting boy, breaks into the IPCA she begins to learn things about herself and the IPCA that she never imagined. With Lend's help, Evie learns that not only is she not normal but she may not be one of a kind either.

Evie is an incredibly adorable and lovable character and even though I'm not a girly girl, I loved her fashion sense and could imagine her in all the outfits she wore. Evie is funny, fiesty and can kick paranormal booty with her sparkly taser. More than anything she wants to be a normal teenage girl who goes to school and has a boyfriend. Her friendships are the most important thing to her and it just made me love her even more because of how accepting she is.

Her relationship with Lend is totally sincere and I loved that they shared a connection with one another before falling head over heels in love. There was some anticipation of what they could be together as a couple and it all just felt really honest and easy. I think their relationship will appeal to both younger and older readers.

I read Paranormalcy in less than a day and that is saying a lot for me. Even when a book is incredible it usually still takes me at least 48 hours to read it but not this one. I refused to put it down. Needless to say, I absolutely LOVED it. I loved it so much that I had to battle myself not to read it again as soon as I finished it.


1 comment:

  1. I don't think I've heard a bad word about this book since it was released! It's definitely edging on to my to-read list. Thanks for the review :)



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