Friday, 15 February 2013

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

by Kiersten White
Release Date: August 31, 2010
by HarperTeen
Num Pages: 335
Links: Goodreads

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 very well may be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures. So much for normal.

Cute, sassy, flirty and totally a guilty pleasure read. It's the perfect thing to read if you're looking for a light read that will make you laugh.
I am so in love with these characters. For one, I LOVE Evie. I mean, come on, she carries a sparkly taser that she named Tasey, her best friend is a freaking MERMAID, and she's totally a normal girl while being...well, not normal! I loved the way that White created the contrast between those two things. She chases around paranormals in her free time, yet she can't get enough of Easton High. I just loved that whole premise. But back to the characters. Lend--Oh my gosh, I LOVE THAT BOY!!!!! *fangirls* He was just perfect, amazing, cute, and everything a book boyfriend should be. I'm so glad that he was in this book. So the characters were definitely my favorite part.

The writing, not so much. This was White's debut novel, and I think it was pretty good for a debut novel. But I have to say that her writing kind of gave me a headache. Sometimes the sentences didn't flow right, or everything just seemed sudden and at times I was like, "Wow! How'd we get here, when just two sentences ago, we were there." That kind of annoyed me. And in some places it was just a little too cute, which as much as I hate to say, annoys me to no end.
The plot was cute, just like the writing and the characters (for lack of a better word; "cute" is the only word coming to mind right now), but at the end it started to slip away a little bit. The action was definitely exciting, but it didn't really keep me on the edge of my seat, if you know what I mean. Also, this book was really predictable. From the moment we were introduced to Lend I predicted that Evie would fall in love with him (and it wasn't because there was a blatant spoiler on the back cover of the book). Even though that part was predictable, I still thought the plot was fun and...cute. O_O

While this book wasn't my perfect cup of tea, it might be just yours and I tell you, read it! It's totally worth the fun and relaxing feel, even if you feel like you've just indulged in a huge jar of chocolate frosting. I really enjoyed it.

3/5 stars


  1. I love your reviews! so real. I like that you point out what you like and don't like. it makes it more reliable. I'll have to try out this book! thanks!

  2. Great review. I agree with A.M. Hooper. You always point out your dislikes and likes. For me well... I have trouble doing that. If I like a book I have a tendency to only focus on the good things XD I really want this book!
    P.S. Frosting isn't really my thing :P

    1. thanks!
      Lol, well, maybe you wouldnt like Paranormalcy then XD


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