Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Paranormalcy - 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.

So much for normal.

 Oh my goodness, why did I wait until now to read this book?  WHY?


Have you read this?  No...why not?  


Seriously, why not?


For some reason, I thought this book was something about a paranormal girl trying to fit in in a normal highschool.  I don't know why I thought that.  I think a lot of reviewers/summaries mentioned Evie's obsession with lockers and somehow the idea got lodged in my brain.


That thing I thought this was?  That's not it.


This book is about a million times better than I ever thought it would be.  Why didn't I listen?


Evie...ah, Evie.  I haven't felt quite this connected to a main character in quite some time.  She's adorable and kinda clueless about what constitutes normal, but that's completely understandable considering she's spent most of her childhood working for a paranormal detection agency.  But she's a normal girl...more or less...she's just really good at detecting paranormals.  And that makes her really, really good at her job.


But when a shapeshifter infiltrates the agency, her entire world gets turned upside down.


The relationships Evie had with the other characters--her coworkers, her best friend, her ex, even the shapeshifter--were all so complex and varied and real.  And as she starts to learn more about herself--while trying to save the world, naturally, or at least all the paranormals--her relationships flow and change and oh my goodness, just read this book.  If you like supernatural/paranormal YA, you WILL LIKE THIS BOOK.


YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK.


Don't wait.  Waiting was a dumb mistake on my part, and I think I owe someone a cookie to make up for it.


Although...I waited just long enough, considering Paranormalcy's sequel Supernaturally was just released yesterday.


Guess what's next on my reading pile?


 Oh, yeah.


Happy Reading!


-geekgirl

2 comments:

  1. Soooo... I totally can't believe you haven't read Paranormalcy until now! It was instantly one of my fave books released last year! But, anyways, I'm glad you've also discovered its amazingness! I finished Supernaturally today and loved it too! :)

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  2. I'm 64% towards this book and I'm loving it! It had me hooked from page 1 which...I can't recall it ever happening. It's a borrowed book from the library but they won't have Supernaturally for awhile so I'm going to have to order that in :(

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