Friday, August 16, 2013

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Copyright 2010
Harper Teen - Young Adult/Paranormal (1st of 3 in series)
335 pp.

First sentence paragraph:

Wait--did you--You just yawned!" The vampire's arms, raised over his head in the classic Dracula pose, dropped to his sides.  He pulled his exaggerated white fangs back behind his lips.  "What, imminent death isn't exciting enough for you?"

From the cover:

"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."

Raquel sighed.  She was a professional sigher--the woman conveyed more emotions with a single exhalation than most people do with their entire faces.  

My thoughts:

I waited several years to get a copy of Paranormalcy from Paperback Swap and it was definitely worth the wait.  Of course, now I want to get my mitts on the remaining books in the trilogy.  I liked Evie and loved the quirkiness and humor of the story, although I did get a little bit tired of teen slang.  

Recommended - A light-hearted, campy read that is clever, fast-paced, adventurous and entertaining. 

Paranormalcy came from my personal library.  

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