Monday, September 6, 2010

book review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

pub date: August 31, 2010
publisher: HarperTeen
pages: 352
source: Barnes and Noble
rating: 5 stars

product description:
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, 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 Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.

I loved Paranormalcy. I could hardly wait to leave work last Wednesday so I could go home and finish Paranormalcy. I made my mom read Paranormalcy this weekend and she stayed up till 3am. Haha. Paranormalcy rocks.

Evie is awesome. She's this girl who wants to go to high school and have friends and a life like she sees on her favorite TV show, Easton Heights. But even though she can't have that cause she stuck at IPCA, she makes the best of the situation. Awesome.

I really like Lend, too. He's such a dreamy boy. And their first sweet. (did i spoil anything with that comment?). I had to read the scene for a second time. And a third. Possibly a fourth. *sigh* Their friendship in the beginning is so well built and then when they kiss...anyway, I like their relationship.

One of many favorite quotes:
Evie: "But--oh no!...You're grounded! Are you gonna climb out the window and steal a car?"
Lend: "Yes, because I'm insane and this is one of your television shows."

The story is original and exciting and hilarious. Who wouldda thought, a containment agency for paranormals? But of course there is another side to every story...and we get it. 

I'm excited for the next book because there is so much more story to tell. Ahhhh! Can't wait.

There are a lot of things that I liked about this book, a lot of plot points that really made this book wonderful to me. But I don't want to give spoilers. So just know that it's awesome. Besides, if you're like me, going into a book without knowing much of anything is the best because it's all a surprise.

A couple weeks ago I started reading Kiersten White's blog, and she is hilarious, just like her book.

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