Friday, September 10, 2010

Review of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy

Released: August 30, 2010

Debut Author

Pages: 352 (hardcover)

Rating: 98%  A+

Characters: 10/10

Cover: 10/10

Plot: 10/10

Ending: 9/10

Mom-Approval: 10/10 (All of the “swearing” was done through the word bleep in a cleverly explained way.  I was amused!)

 

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.

Summary from Goodreads.com

Okay, now I can gush.  I loved Paranormalcy.  Evie was such a lovable character.  She bags and tags paranormals, yet does it with a PINK taser, which she’s named Tasey.  She’s kind-hearted, curious, totally girly, yet strong.  Paranormalcy itself was a great read, lots of mystery, and a very sweet romance.  I need to go reread the kissing scenes right now ;)

There were so many things to learn about Evie’s world: about IPCA, the fairies, werewolves, and other paranormal creatures, and than you throw in a mysterious being that is killing off paranormals.  Loved it, loved it, loved it.

I also loved Lend (our shape shifting love interest).  None of this brooding mean guy who truly likes the heroine underneath his tough exterior.  He was funny, shy, sweet, everything I would’ve wanted in a boyfriend at sixteen.  Sigh…

The ending was a little clich√©-things always come to a climax at high school dances!  I’m surprised that I escaped all of mine unscathed ;)  Most of the loose ends are tied up, but the ending still whets our appetite for the next installment, and I for one, cannot wait!

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