Sunday, May 29, 2011
Review of Paranormalcy
Goodreads Summary: "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."
Okay, to start off I absolutely positively have to thank The Story Queen for twisting my arm on this one. I'll admit she didn't have to twist *too* hard. Basically all she had to do was mention having read it and was looking forward to my review when she saw it in my Loot post. So being curious I opened it to check out the first few pages...several chapters later I had finished it and fallen in love.
As for the novel itself...
I want Evie to be my new best friend forever. I absolutely loved this girl's style, her attitude, and eavesdropping on her thoughts. She's hilarious. And such a smart aleck. In other words I could relate to her one hundred percent. In fact she's one of those rare main characters that I didn't really have any issues with.
Lend, oh what is there to say about Lend...he's adorable! I'm not usually one for the good boy (see following paragraph) but there was just something about him that won me over. A little impatient, a lot sweet, and a teenage dream.
Anyone who knows me at all knows that I'm a total sucker for the fey. In fact they are my biggest paranormal crush. Especially if they are dark, tortured and mysterious. Reth fits this bill perfectly. He is absolutely wicked. He's almost too mysterious for me so I'm really hopeful that we get to learn more about him in the sequel, Supernaturally.
On the note of the paranormal one thing that I really enjoyed when it came to this novel was the variety of creatures represented. With all of the paranormal trends lately where it's either all about vampires, werewolves, etc it was nice to see a mixture. So many books limit it to only one or two races. Paranormalcy introduces its readers to mermaids, vampires, werewolves, faeries, ghosts and so much more! So this aspect scored major points with me.
Paranormalcy was one of those books that I flew right through, just the right amount of action and romance to keep me hooked from the first page on. I kept flipping pages even after the last word of the story and eagerly devoured the Acknowledgements at the end because I wanted more...and more and more and more.
As for my dislikes...what dislikes? My only dislike is that I'm not reading the sequel, Supernaturally, right this very moment.
I'm giving Paranormalcy by Kiersten White the rare, the wonderful, five out of five stars. If you're a fan of the paranormal in any way than this is the book for you. If you're not this could very well be the book that converts you.
Posted by Ash at 12:22 PM