Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: 2010
Main Themes: Supernatural, Identity, Faeries, Shapeshifting, & Prophecies
Plot: (From the Dust Jacket)
“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-boyfriends a faerie, she’s falling for a shapeshifter, and she’s the only person who can see through 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.”
When I purchased this novel, I was captivated by the cover. When I read the summary, I was in awe. I knew that this was going to be a novel I would love! The problem was I had tons upon tons of books on my shelves that I had to read first. This one kept catching my eye and I wanted to read it so bad. Finally I have gotten to do so and I am so mad at myself for waiting!
Paranormalcy was a brilliantly dazzling, luminously vibrant, and cleverly creative! This gorgeous novel was utterly captivating as I was mesmerized by the tale and I honestly couldn’t get enough of it.
Kiersten White created a beautiful, yet dangerous world that I found to be intuitive and highly addicting. She invented a world that is realistic but with a secret association left to cover up the paranormal activity as well as protect everyone from the dangerous ones. This wonderful novel had a little bit of everything; Vampires, Werewolves, Faeries, Shape shifters, and so much more.
Paranormalcy’s characters were written flawlessly! Evie is sure to be everyone’s favorite. She was flirty, witty, stubborn, lonely, and persistent. She was the typical teenager that was totally into her shows, clothes, and boys but she had one quality that most didn’t…she could see through glamors that no paranormal could. Lend was the romance interest of the story. He quickly became Evie’s friend and quickly worked his way into her heart. I found Lend to be compassionate, considerate, protective, willful, and adaptable. Of course there had to be a crazy ex-boyfriend of the story, Reth, who was also a faery. He kept causing trouble for Evie and was always creeping her out.
I felt the Paranormalcy deserved an A+, as this novel was utterly enthralling and tantalizingly enchanting! I loved it and can’t wait to get started reading supernaturally so when endlessly hits the shelves this year I can be ready!
My Rating: 20/20
Writing Style: 5