Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Review: Paranormalcy


Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Hardcover, US, 335 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by HarperTeen

Yes, I know I am probably the last one on the planet to read this book. I hate that it took me so long to read it. Having a day at home (thank you oral surgery)... I spent the afternoon visting with the quick witted, sarcastic, pink loving main character, Evie.

Evie is a normal 16 year old girl who has been raised at the IPCA (International Paranomal Containment Agency) since she was 8. Ok, so normal may not be the right word... I mean she can see through the glamours of all paranormal creatures....her best friend is a mermaid....and her ex-boyfriend is a faerie.....normal, right?

Evie's job is to help "bag and tag" paranormal creatures to help protect humans. One day, a paranormal breaks into the IPCA and her life as she knew it is never the same.

The story is paced just right, the different paranormals are all there. Mermaids, faerie, werwolves, vampires, trolls...you name it, it's there. The twists in the story make you wonder what is going to happen next, the friendships are great... and the developing romance is wonderful, the action and mystery. Nothing too fast, nothing too mature..it was perfect.

I loved how Evie and the other characters developed throughout the story, and some were left just as mysterious as they were in the beginning. Evie is a great main character and I love how she begins to see herself in a different light as the book goes along.

Just enough was revealed to help you understand some of the background, but at the same time it leaves you wanting and anticpating the next in the series.

If you are looking for a fast paced, paranormal, different from all others YA... this is the book for you.


Annette said...

You aren't the last person, because I haven't read this yet either. I appreciate reading the occasional review to remind me that I need to get this one! It's on my list but never seems to make it to my pile. Thanks for the excellent review.

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

I haven't read this one either, but it is one I would love to read. I hope you are feeling better.

Book Reviews From The Basement said...

I really want to read this book. I've read mostly positive reviews about it.

BookGeek said...

You're not the last person on the planet to read this, I am! I'm so behind on on my TBR pile stuff. Anyways, this was a great review and just makes me want to read it more.