Saturday, September 18, 2010

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

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.

I'll start by saying this: Paranormalcy DEBUTED at number 7 on the New York Times Bestseller List. 
I'll let that sink in.
On it's first week of release, it made the list. Yes, this books is that awesome.
I pretty much read this book in an afternoon. I literally couldn't put it down. 
Evie lives and works in the IPCA, where she "bags and tags" paranormals. This book has them all. Vampires, werewolves, faeries, pixies, hags, water nymphs, wood nymphs, and many more. They're unnoticed by the general population, and the IPCA keeps it that way. They also neutralize the paranormals, so they don't hurt innocent humans. 
The concept is fresh and interesting, and so very well thought out. The book is hilarious, and starts out fairly lighthearted. It does get a little darker toward the middle of the book, and that surprised me (in a good way). It gave the novel a real depth. Everything isn't always sunshine and rainbows. 
There was a point at the end where the events feel a little bit rushed, but I was so into the book that it didn't bother me. 
The end of the novel is pretty final, with just enough loose threads to tease the sequel. No cliffhangers here!
The characters are pretty well developed, and very interesting. 
Overall, this was an excellent book, and I can't wait for the next book! 

Recommended if you liked Hex Hall, The Mortal Instruments, and Twilight.


  1. Great review! I loved this one - sometimes authors can't balance that number of supernatural creatures, but Paranormalcy was a true gem. Loved it :)



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