Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White
Pub. Date: August 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardcover, 352pp
Age Range: 12

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.
PARANORMALCY was one of my most highly anticipated reads this year. This book did not disappoint on all fronts - great characters, great writing, and a great plot that keeps you turning the pages. I devoured this book! One of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much has to do with the author’s personality. I follow Kiersten’s blog regularly and I just knew that I would love her book - especially if her personality shined through in her writing. Kiersten’s personality just sticks out and you can't help but adore her. So, it’s safe to say that I also adored the main protagonist Evie.

Evie is this quirky character full of wit and sass. She also has a pink rhinestone Taser. How could you not like a kick-ass character who loves pink? When you think kick-ass, pink is not one of those colors associated with someone you should be afraid of but Evie definitely pulls it off and she's quite cute and adorable too. The IPCA (International Paranormal Containment Agency) is full of supernatural creatures that hunt down other supernatural misfits (cleanups with vamps, werewolves, zombies, pixies, ghosts, evil spirits, fairies, gremlins, mermaids and anything else you can dream up) to keep humans unaware that these mythical creatures do exist. Evie is quite special amongst the rest with her unique ability to see-through glamour. On top of having great characters, laugh out loud dialogue, and a unique plot, PARANORMALCY has one of my favorite things to have in a book - two gorgeous guys vying for Evie's attention. All I can say is “It's good to be Evie.” Well, Evie may not feel that way per say but Kiersten created a great cast of characters.

PARANORMALCY brings a fresh spin to the paranormal world with its unforgettable characters that fill up the pages. Kiersten is an author to watch out for and I’ll be highly anticipating the sequel SUPERNATURALLY. Oh Bleep! I can't wait to see what Kiersten comes up with next!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

41 comments :

  1. Thanks for the great review. I love Kristens blog too. Cannot wait to read this.

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  2. This sounds fantastic! I can't wait to read this one. Any girl that carries a pink taser is cool in my book :)

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  3. I cannot wait to read this. I haven't read a bad review yet! Yay!

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  4. Woo Hoo!
    I can't wait for my pre-order copy to arrive. I'm hoping it will get here some time next week.
    I want it now *stamps foot*

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  5. Lots of detail! Thanks for the great review. I'm really looking forward to reading Paranormalcy!

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  6. Great review! Really makes me want to pick up a copy asap!!

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  7. I've been wanting to read this one for so long now. You're review was great; it's made me even more anxious to read it!

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  8. Good review! I have heard a lot of good things about this story and am looking forward to reading it

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  9. This looks like a fantastic read and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  10. This:"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." completely sold me. I can't wait to read this!!!

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  11. Looking forward to this. The cover is gorgeous and I luv paranormal stories that have a good mix of mystical creatures.

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  12. Omg I'm so excited for this book!! Your review just made me want to cry because I really want it!! I'm glad theres another I didnt know!! After your praise I'm totally going to have to find Kiersten's blog.
    Awesome review

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  13. I've heard great things about this book. I just have to get my hands on a copy. I can't wait. :) Terrific review!
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

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  14. Paranormalcy sounds like a one of a kind book. The book will be Epic!
    And I totally have to have it.
    Thanks for the review.

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  15. Wow i can't wait for this book to come out!!! It sounds so awesome!! Thanks for the review :D

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  16. Great review, I've been wanting to read this for a while and now I reaaalllyyy want to!(:

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  17. I'm glad to see you enjoyed this one so much. I have heard nothing but praise for this book and can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

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  18. just read the first 70 pages--i can't wait for the rest!

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  19. Great review! I'm really glad you liked this book! I've heard so much and it's on my wishlist as well!

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  20. A pink rhinestone Taser! I need one of those!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  21. This sounds like a great book.

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  22. I cant wait to read this book! It looks so great and ive heard a lot of fantastic reviews bout it!

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  23. Makayla LivingstonAugust 27, 2010 at 12:45 AM

    Im so excited until this book comes out!I totally agree w/ u about the whole kick-butt chick thing

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  24. Well I know I'll like the main character if she likes pink :)

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  25. Wow I can't wait to read this book! It sounds so intriguing!! Thanks for the awesome review!!

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  26. That's a great review! I can't wait to read this book!

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  27. Thanks for the great review! Can't wait to read this one!

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  28. You had me hooked at "pink rhinestone taser."

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  29. great review and I want me a pink reinstone tazer. lol.

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  30. Kiersten is hilarious, I can't wait to read her book :D

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  31. Nice review :) Lucky, you got to read this book early ! I can't wait to read this !

    ~Alison

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  32. Nice review. The book sounds good from your words. I can't wait to see for myself.

    -Brittany

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  33. Great review! :D
    This book's been getting a lot of praise, and if you and the other reviewers are right, it'll be an amazing read! I'm definitely gonna have to get it...my to-read list just keeps getting bigger and bigger it seems :P lol

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  34. This one has gotten so many great reviews, I'm almost afraid to read it. If I love it then the wait for the sequel might kill me :)

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  35. Thanks for your honest review. It just reaffirms my opinion that I need to read this book. I just need to get my hands on it....lol.

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  36. Great review! Makes me wanna read this soooooooooooooo bad.

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  37. Thanks for the review! I can't wait for this one, and I'm glad that it lives up to the hype. Plus, I love a sassy main character.

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  38. Gahh, now I really really really want to read this book. Great review! I can't wait to see how Kiersten manages to add some humor into her book.

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  39. Ohhh! I saw this as a review on Chapterchicks and it seems like a good book!:) I want to read!

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  40. Your review makes me that more anxious to read the book. After reading it will be donated to Middletown Public Library. They have ran out of funds for new books.
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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