Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)
Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1) by Kiersten White
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.


Publishes in US: August 31st 2010 by HarperTeen
Genre: ya paranormal
Source: library
Series? Yes Paranormalcy #1

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    I've been wanting to read this since it came out and I saw good reviews for it. I am just now making time to get some books from the past few years of blogging that I know that I have missed out on, and for the most part it has been a great experience. 

   The world building in Paranormalcy is good, simple enough but it has many supernaturals that add to the world. Evie herself has grown up in the agency after bouncing from foster homes. They took her in when they realized she saw through a glamour (outside appearance) to the real identity and look of the supernatural below. She has always thought of herself as human, and the work she does tagging other paranormals as helpful to the world in general. 

   But a prophecy and a new guy, the likes of which Evie has never seen in the paranormal spectrum before shows up and things get a lot more action packed and adds in twists. Lend, the new guy, seems so sweet, and he marvels that Evie sees who he really is and they both really enjoy spending time together. 

    There is also a fairy Reth who Evie used to have a special connection with, that Evie used to love but now just is scared that he is trying to take her heart. Things clear up a bit when Evie realizes that she has someone much like her but that the two differences in the prophecy could mean one for her and another for the mystery gal. 

    I really enjoyed the romance and Evie's general outlook. She has never been to school, only watching a popular tv series about the "normals" that she loves. Her best friend is also a paranormal, she is like a mermaid and they have her in a tank. She speaks through a computer generated software and they have many laughs as she tries to say curse words and all that comes out it is bleep. 

    I flew through this one and will be sure to read the next to see what will happen with Evie, Lend, Reth and the others I got to know in this book. 

Bottom Line: Good and fast paced paranormal.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
If you could be a paranormal creature, what would you chose.


  1. This is the only series of Kiersten White's I haven't read, but heard a lot of mixed things so wasn't too bothered with it (I did try the first few pages a while ago) but love her others! :) Oh man, which paranormal creature? I'm going with Vampire just so I could keep reading ALL THE BOOKS FOREVER AND EVER. ;)

  2. There seem to be several books on the market in which the characters speak by way of computer generated software. With faeries, shape shifters and mermaid like characters this is definitely one I'll keep in mind.

  3. I really liked this one, but I didn't connect with the second and didn't continue in the series. But this first book was great!

  4. I always pick this one up at the library, but never end up checking it out. I'll probably eventually read it because I did like the author's other series

  5. This is one I've had on my shelf since it released and I still haven't gotten to it. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Brandi. I like the variety of supernaturals involved and it sounds like a good, quick read.

  6. Reviews for this series have been really mixed, especially where the next installment is concerned which makes me hesitant to give it a try. The premise sounds promising, but it's YA, so I just can't bring myself to bite the bullet and dive-in. And, I'd be a werewolf—DUH!! Did you really have to ask?? ;)

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

  7. I loved Paranormalcy but not the next two. I do enjoy White's writing and how she mixes up genres and takes chances with her style.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  8. Ooh I absolutely love the looks of this book! It seems like something I would pick up and enjoy, so I have added it to my TBR. I also have a good friend who shares the main characters name as well :P If I could be a paranormal creature and it couldn't be an angel, it would have to be a faerie.

  9. I really loved this series, very funny and unique. Though still serious.

  10. Yup, KWhite's books are always easy reads. I loved this I'm glad you enjoyed it somehow.

  11. I enjoyed this one back in the day, too. I hope the rest will be as you've expected. :)

  12. Oh yes I heard about this one but I wasn't so sure about it...

  13. I'm glad you got the chance to check this series out Brandi, and ended up enjoying it. Hopefully the rest will be fast and fun reads as well. :)

  14. I am glad you enjoyed this, and I like the supernatural elements. Of course
    I have this on my Nook..LOL


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