Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Review: paranormalcy

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
published by harperteen
Genre: YA paranormal
$16.99 (US hardback)
335 pages

FTC: I bought this book and will not be compensated for this review.

What it's about:
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.

My thoughts:
I FREAKING LOVE THIS BOOK! I want to say it is my favorite book I've read this year, but I can't say that for certain, so I'm going to say it is in my top 5 favorites of 2010 so far. So now I'm going to sit here and gush about why I adore this book.

From the first sentence, I knew I was going to love this book. Right from the beginning, you can tell that the voice of this story is unique and fun. This stayed true throughout the whole book. You know a book has a fun voice when it uses words like "lustylicious" (which btw, happens to be my new favorite word).

I honestly can't decide who I love more, Evie or Lend. While Evie is fun and quirky, Lend is well, Lend. I love how Evie is such a 16 year old girl, but at the same time she can kick your butt. She even has a hot pink (with rhinestones on it) taser that she calls Tasey. I love how she is obsessed with lockers and how she sprained her ankle while rocking out to her ipod (cause I can honestly see me doing that as well). And Lend is the sweetest boy ever. I'm not going into detail why I love him because people need to be surprised with him. Only thing I have to say is, why is he not my boyfriend? haha.

Besides the wonderful characters in this book, the paranormals are pretty unique. I love how White created her own "monsters" instead of sticking with the normal guidelines. How vampires use glamours to hide their rotting corpses or how mermaids act nothing like The Little Mermaid (I picture them looking like the mermaids from Harry Potter personally). This whole story was very unique and I couldn't get enough of it.

My rating: 10/10! Duh!
For once I'm really glad that a new book I'm reading is going to be a series, cause I can't wait to read more about Evie and Lend.

A fantastic quotes:
"Lish tried to swear--which is always funny, because the computer won't translate it. It went something like this: 'Bleep stupid bleep bleep faeries and their bleep bleep bleep obsessions. He had better stop bleep bleep bleep the bleep bleep rules or I will bleep bleep bleep the little bleeeeeeeeeeep."

Bud, my self-defense and combat skills teacher, was still trying to get me to learn knife fighting. "Silver knives! Painful and sometimes deadly to nearly all paranormals!"
"Tasey!" I countered. "Hot pink and sparkly!"


  1. I really enjoyed this one as well! I though it was super cute and funny and I loved, loved, loved Lend:) Like you, I can't wait to read more!

  2. This book was awesome! Reth was psycho and should seriously be put in a ward of his very own in a strait jacket. Guess that is what we can expect though, he is fey. I loved when she got the pink knife! LOL, it was bleeping awesome! And where oh where do we find boots like she did?

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

  3. I loved this book too! One word: Lend. He was great! I loved the love story. Great review!

  4. Wooohoo so glad you loved it! Now bookdepository should stop teasing me and just ship my copy! :)

  5. I absolutely loved this book too! Tasey was awesome (hilarious, actually), and Evie and Lend were just so adorable together. I really loved the fact that Lend was actually a boy you'd WANT to date because he felt so real.


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