Book Review of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Title: Paranormalcy

Author: Kiersten White

Release Date: August 31, 2010

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.

Summary from Goodreads.com

My Review: I have been looking forward to this book for a long time.  The first time I saw the cover I knew I was going to like it and I was right 🙂  The book rocked!  I love Evie, she is funny and she acts like a teenage girl, which is awesome.  I know that may sound strange, but I have read some books, where the character is supposed to be a teenager, but they act like anything but and that can get on my nerves.  Not Evie, she is great, but I still don’t think we have figured out everything about her yet.  In the beginning I thought I had her pretty well figured out, but I was wrong.  I think this book is just starting to explore what she is and what she is capably of and I liked that.

I did see the potential love triangle in the beginning, but as the story progressed I felt as if that faded.  Maybe I just don’t like one of the characters, I don’t know.  I will leave it up to you to decide how you feel about each of the guys because I do not want to sway your decision one way or the other.  For me though, the one guy clearly fell to into the background and the main love interest came to the forefront and I was completely okay with that 🙂

One thing I do not always get a chance to say about books in a series is how much I loved the ending.  Why? Well, in Paranormalcy you were not left with some huge cliffhanger.  Oh, there are definitely things that are left unanswered, but you are not left feeling like you were cheated of an ending.  I know that happens to me sometimes, I get to the end of a book and I am so bummed because I didn’t  get any answers.  Not with this book, I still want to read the next books, I can’t wait, but I am happy with the way things were left.  Does that make sense?

Overall this book was fun, mysterious and left me wanting more.  I am so happy I got a chance to read it and if you have not then you should go out and get a copy too!  Seriously, go now.  🙂

FTC:  I received this ARC from my ridiculously awesome friend James, from The Book Chic.

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5 responses to “Book Review of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed this one so much! I picked it up at BEA, so hopefully I’ll get to it soon.

  2. Awesome review- we felt the exact same way!! 🙂 LOL. And I thought I gave you your copy of Paranormalcy, or did you get a copy from the publisher too?

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