Monday, July 25, 2011

Review of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)
Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is 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.

You’ve probably heard a lot of people say that Paranormalcy is bleeping fantastic. With its gorgeous cover and rave reviews, I knew that this was a book I couldn’t miss. While each of these factors played a role in my decision to read Paranormalcy, neither of them prepared me for the awesomeness of this book.

Evie is one of the best female protagonists in young adult, paranormal fiction right now. She was an incredibly fun character to read about and had me laughing out loud without being shallow or one-dimensional. Sure, she loves the color pink and enjoys shopping, and she can be a little bit naive at first, but she’s also very compassionate and unafraid of questioning those around her.

Between Kiersten White’s hilarious characters, the epic chapter titles and the fast-paced plot, I sped through Paranormalcy. The plot is full of twists and turns that had me speculating until the very end. Speaking of the end, it was where my one problem with the book lies. I wanted more answers. Hopefully I get them when I pick up Supernaturally, Paranormalcy’s sequel.

Paranormalcy is exactly the refresher that its genre needs. This is the perfect read for anyone searching for a paranormal store that errs on the light-hearted side. I can’t wait to get more Evie and find out where her story goes.

Disclosure: I purchased a copy of this book.


  1. Thanks for the review! With Supernaturally coming out I have been wanting to read this!

  2. One of my favorite parts of Paranormalcy was the lightness and humor, which is such a rarity in YA Paranormal and thus this was so satisfying.

    And not to pimp out my blog but I'm giving away four books including Supernaturally if you want to try your luck!
    Giveaway Link

  3. Yes, it IS a perfect refresher! But not just for paranormal YA, I think. I always recommend this to any of my friends that say they're in a reading funk. It's just so fun and engaging, and how can you not love Evie?

  4. This one has been sitting on my shelf since last summer...I have no idea why I haven't read it yet, but it looks like it just got bumped up to the top of my list! Great review, Liz!

  5. I've been avoiding this one since there just have been so many paranormal books out there that have just failed to captivate me. I may just end up giving this one a shot after all. Thanks for the review.



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