Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Synopsis:  From Goodreads, "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."

Review:  What can I say other than this one was a charmer.  I'm a bit burned out by paranormal and dystopian novels, but I'm sure glad I gave this one a chance.  Evie is the kind of heroine that I could get behind.  She is funny, snarky, and real.  Between her quick whit and charm, Evie is just a fun character to watch try to figure out the world she lives in.  Evie knows she has special powers, which is why she goes out to work for the agency, but it isn't until she meets a shape-shifting, see-through (literally) cute guy--you know, because she has powers and can really see him.  Of course this teen hero needs a cute boy to like, and yet in the meantime she has to figure out some pretty deep stuff about who she really is and where she fits in.

Yep.  I liked this one.  Just when you think you're burning out on a type of story, a good writer sweeps in to make it their own.  Honestly, I think that's what Kiersten White has done with the paranormal category.  Somehow the story has a familiar feel to it, but with a new energy.  Obviously, I really enjoyed Paranormalcy and will be passing it along to other readers.

*FTC Disclosure:  This review was based on a personal copy of the novel.


  1. I think this one passed by radar. How did you hear about it?

  2. I've had this one on my stacks for what seems like FOREVER! Thanks for bringing it back to my attention.

  3. I enjoyed this book but haven`t managed to read the sequel yet. I must make it a priority soon!

  4. I just read this! I really liked it too...tons of original characters and creatures!