Paranormalcy [Book Review]

Title: Paranormalcy
Author: Kiersten White
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
ISBN: 0061985848
Length: 352 pages
Year: 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Library
Rating: 4/5

Plot Summary:

Evie is not your average teenager. She has the ability to see through the glamors (disguises) of supernatural creatures. Warewolves, vampires, and faeries may be able to fool the rest of the world, but Evie sees them for who they are. She works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, an organization that keeps track of these supernaturals and protects the human population from them.

But then Evie meets Lend, a shapeshifter and her tidy little world begins to unravel.

My Thoughts:

There are a lot of fun quirks about this book. Evie’s best friend is a mermaid, she has an awkward relationship with a faerie, and she’s obsessed with a teen drama called Easton Heights. The little details made Evie very real to me.

Paranormalcy was dark enough to be interesting but light enough to be fun. It’s perfectly paced and kept me going through the first hours of the 24-hour Readathon. It is unique enough to stand out from the plethora of YA paranormal books out there today.

Buy It Now: IndieBound; Powell’s; Amazon; The Book Depository

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5 thoughts on “Paranormalcy [Book Review]

  1. Michelle November 9, 2010 / 5:50 am

    I have got to get to the this book. I don’t think I’ve seen a bad review yet. Glad you enjoyed!


  2. Chandra Garbanzo November 9, 2010 / 3:17 pm

    I’ve heard many good things about this one. I’ll go out on a limb and ask, “Is it clean?” I’m wondering if it would be appropriate for a younger reader interested in paranormal, but not interested in overly romantic/private scenes. Thanks for the review.


  3. Paige November 9, 2010 / 4:02 pm

    Sounds like an interesting and enjoyable book. I always see the slew of paranormal books in the YA section, but I never know where to begin. I am somewhat curious about Hilary Duff’s contribution to the YA books world, though… =)


  4. larissa martin January 3, 2012 / 9:02 am

    This book was very interesting! It is so far my favorite. Paranormalcy is a very popular book at my school and everyone that has read it has had positive comments about it.


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