28 June 2011

Review- Paranormalcy

Title: Paranormalcy
Publisher: HarperTeen
Rating: 4/5
Find it here: Amazon, Goodreads

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 thoughts:

I was so skeptical when I bought this book because of all the hype that it got. I've had a few bad experiences with a couple of really hyped up books so this book sat on my shelf for a little while before I gave it a chance. I am so glad I finally read it!

What I liked most about Paranormalcy was that it still had the seriousness of a book with supernatural characters with the light humor of a teenager. I also really enjoyed Evie's personality and the way she made me laugh during the dangerous times with vampires and other paranormal creatures being killed.

Kiersten White did a great job of webbing a story of secrets and exciting revelations. I was totally shocked by Evie's status in the Paranormal Containment Agency. I also thought that the story was very unique within the genre of paranormal and it wasn't assumed that all paranormal creatures are bad or killers by nature. In a lot of paranormal books, supernatural characters are bad and trained killers are going around staking vampires, but in Paranormalcy, almost all the supernatural beings are given a chance to prove themselves.

Evie is just awesome in general. She travels down faery paths around the world to catalog supernatural creatures while wearing high heels and leopard print mini dresses! I also loved the very honest relationship that she has with Lend. They show each other their true nature without any judgement and they accept each other for who they are.

Paranormalcy is such a unique story and I did not expect it to be so good. I'm super excited to see how this story continues in Supernaturally. And the covers are pretty awesome!


Lea said...

Thanks for the great review! I also loved Evie, she was such a great character to follow along with and had the best sense of humor! I was pleasantly surprised by this book as well, and am looking forward to the sequel coming out later this year :)

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

I just added this book to my cart on amazon shortly before reading this review. It's good to see another positive review before I take the plunge and buy the book.
: )

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Glad it lived up to the hype. Fab review :)

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

I can't wait to read this book! :o) Thanks for the review!

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