Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

2010, first in a series, Harper Teen, Kiersten White, review, young adult 4 Comments 13th April, 2011

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: August 31, 2010
Source: Library
Purchase: Amazon or Book Depository

Summary from 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 on Paranormalcy
When I first read the cover flap, I wasn’t entirely too sure I wanted to read this. But then I read so many awesome reviews on blogs and GoodReads that I decided to give it a try, especially once I saw my library had it. And let me tell you before I go on that this book is AWESOME.

I love Evie. She’s such a unique character with all her little quirks. She did at times seem younger than her sixteen years, but I thought it worked for her most of the time. And Tasey. Tasey was in fact probably my favorite character, even though it’s an inanimate object. And Reth was deliciously bad. Lend sort of fizzled out for me. I’m hoping I’ll like him more in the sequel. I did like his mother though.

This story brings up many questions as you read, and while answering many still leaves a few unanswered. And the secrets that come out throughout are whoppers. You think you know something about a character one second, and the next you’re proven completely wrong. I loved it.  And the writing style was awesome. Made it easy to get into the story and to keep reading. Sometimes when you’re reading a debut novel, you can tell it’s a first, and then other times you’re blown away because while you know it’s a debut, it doesn’t read like one.

Paranormalcy was fantastic, and I’m eagerly awaiting Supernaturally. July seems so far away.

4 Responses to “Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White”

  1. Bella

    I love this book! I love Evie, and of course, Tasey! Who couldn’t love a PINK taser? :L Great review 😀

  2. Jenny

    I was another skeptic (the title made me wary) who ended up loving this book. Evie is so awesome! And I was really digging the awkward teenage romance. Great review!

  3. Liz

    I haven’t read this one yet. Maybe I’ll wait until June so the wait feels shorter! Great review 🙂

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