Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White


Title: Paranormalcy

Author: Kiersten White

Release Date: August 31, 2010

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 335

Finished Reading: December 12, 2010

Source: I won my copy in a contest.

Synopsis (via Goodreads): 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.

In a Sentence: Evie could always see the true nature of those she hunts, but she never thought that she would become one of the creatures that she hunts.

Overall Rating: 4

Plot Rating: 4

Character Rating: 4

Writing Rating: 4

Review: The characters were well-developed and the storyline was intriguing. I thought the ending was quite abrupt though. Overall, an excellent book and I look forward to the next in the series.

Evie, who has the ability to see through the glamour of any paranormal, has spent virtually her entire life as the ward of a paranormal organization that tracks and tags paranormals, forcing them to obey their do no harm laws or face immediate death. She has never questioned her duty until one day when the headquarters are infiltrated by a young shapeshifter who shows Evie that there is more to life that tagging paranormals, hanging out with her best friend (who also happens to be a mermaid) and watching a teenage soap opera. When she finally learns the truth about herself and why she is at the organization, her entire life changes and she has to make a decision about who to trust and where to go from here, all while falling in love for the first time.

Cover: The cover is beautiful and well done. It shows the loneliness and isolation presented throughout the book.

3 comments:

  1. I haven't had a chance to read this one yet but I want to quite badly! Good review. :)

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  2. I have been meaning to read this book since it came out. I've seen tons of positive reviews of it and even checked it out from the library three times now... but yet I haven't read Paranormalcy yet. I feel so left out, lol.
    Great review! I know some day I will get around to reading it!

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