Monday, 30 July 2012

Paranormalcy - Book Review

Paranormalcy – Book Review
Kiersten White
YA Paranormal Romance
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.
I really enjoyed Paranormalcy. Compared to other YA paranormals I thought it had a fresh concept and it was both well written and entertaining. I particularly liked how the main character – despite being a tough as nails bad ass – only used weapons that were pink and sparkly. She was such a girl!
The story begins with Evie. A teenage girl who, due to her ability to see through the glamour’s of paranormal creatures, is the youngest human member of the IPCA – an agency in charge of controlling and policing paranormals. However her life within the IPCA is a lonely one but everything changes the night she meets Lend. A strange and mysterious boy who is labelled a ‘never been seen before’ kind of paranormal.
However despite her instant attraction to Lend, Evie can’t help but wonder if he is somehow connected to the sudden up-rise of paranormal murders across the world. But as Evie is to learn, she has bigger problems to worry about.  Stalked by a feeling stealing faerie, haunted by a power she can’t control and soon to be faced with a truth that will flip her entire world upside down…Evie is about to discover the true meaning of paranormal.
This book really was an entertaining read. As a main character Evie really rocks. She’s witty, feisty and her desire and attraction for all things normal is both sweet and very amusing. For example she is a teenager who dreams of actually going to school. However what with being raised within the confines of the IPCA she is also very streetwise and mature which makes a great contrast to her teenage fantasies of romance, proms and shopping!
Lend was also a really great character. Deep and mysterious – I also liked his ability to look like any person (or celebrity) that Evie desired. Also despite his hidden agenda, he was a sweet and caring character and made a good love interest for Evie.
The plot itself was also intriguing and all the smaller sub-plots kept the story moving at a nice pace. Character development was clear to see and I enjoyed how Evie’s perception of paranormals changed as the story progressed.
So overall Paranormalcy made for a wonderful read and one I would recommend people check out. Especially those of you who like reading about strong heroines who like to accessorize their tasers with rhinestones! 4 Stars!

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1 comment:

  1. Love, love love Evie! And the characters she used are so unique too.