Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Book Description:

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.

Source: Bought

My Thoughts:

Evie was so full of life, witty and funny. But there was a lonely part of her, one that balances the other side. Seeing through the glamours of paranormals was what made her unique, identified her and set her apart from the rest. What I really liked about her was that she appreciated and longed for the things that we usually take for granted – like a real locker and high school.

The Center served as a home and a place to contain paranormals. Sometimes it was both. But the Center is all Evie has and will ever have, until an unidentified paranormal came along. There was more to the guy than the eyes could see – normal eyes that is. Luckily, Evie could see exactly who he was underneath his ever-changing glamour.

Evie found a companion in Lend, the shape-shifting boy. Lend is unique, cute and a pro at avoidance. Evie developed an interest for him, the same interest that Reth, a volatile and gorgeous faerie, had in her. These two paranormals spun an eventful lovelife for Evie.

The characters were beautiful, stunning and well-developed. Each species of paranormals were reintroduced to me, with a deeper understanding, through Evie’s eyes. I must say, I like the variety of paranormals here, including the ones that have been quite neglected and unexplored in the young adult genre.

The story was magnificently spun around Evie, winding around paranormal and normal spheres, mixing them into a refreshing story world. Exciting, romantic and panicking – yes, I panicked for Evie – this proved to be worthy of high rating. Working for IPCA was adventurous, action-packed and dangerous. I loved it!

Paranormalcy is the greatest debut that I read this year, collecting all the paranormals I obsessively read about and merged their extraordinary feat with technology – something I could never live without.



  1. great review! Glad you enjoyed it! I really loved Evie's character :)

  2. I just finished Paranormalcy, and I loved it too!