Release Date: August 31, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Kindle Store
My Rating: 5 Stars
Other Info: 2010 Debut Author Challenge
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.
Light paranormals usually aren’t my cup of tea. Honestly, lately, paranormals aren’t my cup of tea. The ones I like are few and far between. It’s hard to like them when they are all cast from the same mold. Vampires and/or Werewolves: Check! Love Triangle: Check! That’s the standard. I’m tired of it, but something drew me to Paranormalcy. It wasn’t the awesome cover, I wanted to read it before the cover was released. I guess what drew me in was the thought of something fresh amongst the stale paranormals out there. Thankfully it delivered 100%!!
Kiersten White has created a amazingly original world that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The idea of the IPCA was so interesting and detailed, but White didn’t bog us down with boring history and useless information. It was straight to the point!
Evie was a delightful main character. Her enthusiasm about life was catching! She was silly and naive, but not the least bit annoying. She was tough, but not afraid to let the grown ups handle things. You really couldn’t ask for a better protagonist!
Are you sitting down? (You probably are since you are at a computer) Because I am about to tell you something shockingly unbelievable! There was no love triangle in Paranormalcy!! Isn’t that incredible!? Don’t get me wrong, I like a good ol’ fashioned angsty love triangle just as much as the next person, but sometimes I crave drama free romance! Maybe that’s just me being too realistic! In all seriousness, that romance in this book was wonderful! Lend was a great love interest and their chemistry was completely believable!
As you can tell, I loved this book! It was such a fun, refreshing read! When you need a break from all the drama read Paranormalcy! You won’t regret it!
Check out my review for book two: Supernaturally by Kiersten White