Review Time! Continuing with my 2010 Debut Challenge I have finished Paranormalcy! Thanks to Angela @ Reading Angel who sent this to me!!! Now on with the review...
(Goodreads )- 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.
The Short Story ? - The start of a brand new series with a strong, independent heroine, a cute and understanding love interest and a world where paranormal is normal. Funny, exciting and full adventure, Paranormalcy is is a debut that you wouldn't want to miss.
The Long Story? - Kiersten White is a wonderful storyteller with a beautiful imagination and an endless amount of knowledge about the paranormal. In fact, I curious about how much research she had to put in for this debut. Informative and interesting about the 'stuff' that teachers will never teach you ( ie Paranormals 101). I have categorised this debut in my head under 'HOT GUYS' than 'DEBUT' than 'Interesting and enjoyable' and in that order :P
One thing among many that made this book memorable for was the fact that Evie liked the colour pink ( you go girl!) nah kidding, but that's part of the reason. How many heroine would admit that they like pink? The main reason was how strong Evie's voice was. Not literally (duh) but I would have sworn I was just an audience and Evie was running the show. Which is, if you had read my review on Last Sacrifice *pointed look*, a skill that I regard highly of. To be able to write so beautifully in first person, it is a rare achievement even among the best of writers. One other author that I can think off the top of my head how can do this is Richelle Mead, so Paranormalcy is right up there on my list!
Paranormalcy was unique and full of adventure. The reversal of the paranormal theme is to be credited as for most YA paranormals start with main characters who know nothing about the paranormal world until she/he falls for a vampire or werewolf or banshee or yer you get the idea. So when I read the blurb of Paranormalcy I was delighted to find that Evie's strongest point wasn't ignorance. Sometimes the clueless girl cliche is just too overused, once in a while I like to read originality.
The characterisation of Paranormalcy was also a strong pointer. Kiersten, I salute you for casting none of the main characters as human. When you cast humans the story just loses it's appeal because it becomes another Twilight with different characters with different names.
Cute, funny and just a bit sarcastic, just the way I like it. Paranormalcy is full of adventure, romance, evil faeries and well, paranormal activity. BTW, it's got a goreeee-ours cover, which is the only reason I picked up the book in the first place but it was a win-win situation ( Evie and I worked it out). Watch out for the Hags, they sacred me ;) Rating 4.5/5