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November 10, 2011

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White - Juhina

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)
Title: Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1)
Author: Kiersten White
Publication date: August 31, 2010
Genre(s): Young Adult (Paranormal)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Paperback
Pages: 335

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. 

So much for normal.

The first ten pages of Paranormalcy gave me proof that this book would be one funny, thrilling experience. I couldn't stop laughing along with the funny and fast paced dialog. Along with Evie's bedazzled pink weaponry and her bold and unique personality. Even though the synopsis doesn't convey the humor that is filled in this book, i knew this book would be one hell of a ride.  
Evie works for the IPCA, which keeps track of paranormals (you name it, vampires, zombies, faeries, mermaids, etc). Her job is to put tracking devices on them and bring them back to the council. The conversations she has with paranormals are hilarious, specifically with her faerie ex-boyfriend Reth, who at first i thought i would like, but later on turned to be obsessive and psychotic. I especially hated the way he spoke, all poetic like, making him a bigger douche than he already is.  
When Lend, our water boy, literally, broke into the IPCA and was captured by none other than our bedazzle girl, i was wary of his motive. I didn't know if he was good or bad, also his shape shifting to women creeped me out. When Evie started going to him where he was held up and we got to know more about him and his personality, that feeling of wariness turned into full on crushing, at least that's what went on with Evie.  
I love Kiersten White's writing. She captures you and holds your interest from beginning to end. I honestly did not find a boring part in the whole book. It was packed with fun, adventures, likeable characters, and enough mystery to keep you hooked. I would recommend this book to anyone who reads YA, i think this would appeal to a wide range of readers. 


  1. I've got this one at home I haven't gotten to it yet. Everyone says how much fun it is though I should get to it soon. Awesome review!

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  2. I really enjoy this series! I like that it's paranormal but the humor makes it lighter. The second one reveals a lot but I think I liked the first one a bit more. Both are still awesome though!

  3. I have had this one sitting on my shelf for almost a whole year, I really need to get around to reading it.
    I'm glad you loved the book and I hope you enjoy the other books in the series, once you get your hands on them of course.

  4. I never knew YA fantasy could be so funny before I read this. I love it so much! You guys should really read Supernaturally. Lend is totally swoon worthy.

  5. @primrose its not fantasy :) its paranormal. and i love your name! Hunger Games i assume? :)

    honestly i dont want to read the second book now since endlessly is coming out in like june i think? so pretty long wait

    - juhina

  6. Hah Lend shape-shifts into women? I can't quite remember why I stopped abandoned this book a while back, so maybe it's time for me to re-read it...
    And the name Lend sounds so nice in my head. :)

  7. I thought this book was adorable. Such a refreshing read. Definitely a lighter side of YA that's not normally seen nowadays. Evie makes me giggle.