Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy # 1) by Kiersten White - Book Review

Title: Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy # 1)
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: August 2010
Pages: 332
Format: Paperback
Genre: YA / Paranormal
Source: Bought Copy

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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.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

At first I wasn't sure about this book. Mainly because I found the heroine a little unbelievable - just a little too Buffy-like and fake. However, things did improve, and by about a third through, I had gotten over most of my dislike and found myself caught up in the story, at least in terms of the plot.

I found the story idea new and interesting and I loved Lend's character, but I just couldn't quite bring myself to care about Evie, which is why this book got three stars and not four.

Even so, I'm interested enough in what will happen next to be willing to read the second book. The author's writing style is okay - although, it felt a little dumbed down at times - and it was a nice, easy read.

Fans of YA paranormal will probably enjoy this book if they aren't looking for anything too profound.


  1. I thought about reading this, even checked it out at the library, but I just wasn't sure. It seems like there are a lot of reviews lately about this book. May have to try to read it again. :)

  2. I just finished this series recently and love it. I think it has a good cast of characters and I think you will enjoy the next two books!


  3. I've heard mixed reviews about this one. Glad you liked it! Thanks for the review! :D