Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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

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

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Published: January 1, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 335
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Read March 23 to 27, 2014

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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.

I'm just going to say this at the beginning. You probably won't read this book for a super complicated, twisty turny plot line. It's more of a fluff book that still has substance. It's a great book to read between long, complicated reads. It's super cute and it will keep you turning.

Evie is a normal teenage girl. Well... maybe normal isn't really the right thing to say. Even though she is human, she can see through fearie glamours. Because of this she doesn't really fit in with humans or the supernatural. She also has no clue where she came from. She only remembers being a part of the IPCA since she was young.

So she's kind of a mystery.

She then meets Lend, a shape shifter that can change to look like other people, thus, the name Lend. Ya know, cause he "lends" other people's appearances.

Was I the only one that thought it was kinda funny? Probably.

Evie is a bit of a Mary Sue.
1. Super pretty
2. Has a super special power
3. Dresses amazing
4. Strange prophecy about her
The list goes on...

However, she can actually fend for herself. She goes out do to jobs to bag and tag the supernatural even though they can be dangerous. She also can talk-back and stand up for herself.

I really liked the relationship between Evie and Lend. Lend actually was a pretty good guy. He wasn't a douche, didn't treat Evie badly, and was pretty nice. They seemed like a couple that could actually last. I will add that, of course, there is a bit of a love triangle, but it wasn't too bad.

I discussed her before, and while I don't think that she is the best female protagonist, she is definitely not the worst. So that is good. I want to see how she grows in this trilogy.

He was a nice young man. Like with Evie, I discussed him above. I hope that he continues to be a nice guy. If he becomes a jerk, I will be very disappointed.

Overall, this was a really cute fluff book! It still has some substance, but I don't think that it is a book that you would read for a riveting storyline. I'm really excited to continue Evie and Lend's story!

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