Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Title: Paranormalcy
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Series: Paranormalcy #1
Links: Amazon | Goodreads | Book Depository | IndieBound
Source: Won
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.
This book was bleeping awesome! Right from the beginning, I loved Evie's demeanor and the tone of the story. The opening scene is what I would picture if I were trying to imagine a mash-up of Buffy and Veronica Mars. Fighting vampires with a taser? Yes, please!

Evie is such an awesome heroine. She is smart. She is believable. Her obsession with all things 'normal' is endearing. She's a kick-ass girl, but she still has some innocence about her which I adore. She is one of the few paranormal YA heroines who actually acts like a teenager - obsessing over her favorite TV show and clothes, and becoming self-conscious when her legs are stubbly or she isn't wearing makeup. She was refreshing and fun and witty and enthusiastic and amazing. She could be my best friend. I absolutely love her.

The pacing of the plot is great. The action and the down time are well placed to make it a fun and easy read. The romance in the book is so freaking adorable, and without being cheesy. The resolution was slightly abrupt, but good. And I really, really cannot wait for the next book, Supernaturally.


  1. Awesome awesome review! I love this book so much, too...such a lovable heroine! :)

  2. Awesome review! Emi's been trying to push this book on me a lot (not that she ever needed much pushing, I was going to read it anyway, lol!). Evie sounds great and very believable - I'm definitely ready to read about some realistic teenage characters. :)


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