Evie is pretty normal as far as teenagers go: She wears a lot of pink. Easton Heights is her favorite television show. She likes to gossip and hang out with her best friend Alisha.
Every girl has a shiny pink taser strapped to her belt, right?
Sure, Evie's being harassed by a really persistent (and beautiful) faerie.
Then there's the fact that she's been working full-time since she was eight.
For the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA).
Okay, so maybe Evie isn't really that normal what with the whole seeing-through-the-glamours-of-paranormal-creatures thing.
But when a mysterious Paranormal infiltrates IPCA and the faeries start to get shifty it's a sure sign that things are going to get pretty bleeping weird--even by Evie's standards in Paranormalcy (2010) by Kiersten White.
Paranormalcy is White's debut novel.
It's also a lot of fun. Evie's narration blends candor and a contemporary voice in a way that is authentic and enjoyable. Even though the book is an obvious fantasy, Evie really does sound like a normal girl and her everyday hopes and concerns add a lot to a storyline that is anything but ordinary.
This is a fun read for anyone looking for a new tough girl with a touch of glitter running through her veins. Paranormalcy is going to be a thrill for a lot of readers looking for a new story that can blend humor, action, adventure, and romance all while being witty, endearing and just a little bit campy.
Possible Pairings: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Ghost Huntress by Marley Gibson, Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey, Swoon by Nina Malkin, Sucks to Be Me by Kimberley Pauley, Alias (TV Series) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
I bleeping loved this book. I had high expectations and White delivered. If you are in the mood for a feel-good, action-packed book that balances light and fluffy with dark and stormy perfectly, this is the book for you. White does a balancing act between YA chick lit and deep paranormal romance well, lightening it up when you need it and sinking you deep into the rough and tumble right as you are getting tired of the cotton candy. YA fans - the publishers keep on delivering us some great debut … more
Paranormal is the norm for sixteen-year-old Evie, an orphan whose special ability to see through other paranormals' glamours sets her apart and makes her an important asset for the IPCA--the International Paranormal Containment Agency. For as long as she can remember, Evie has lived with the IPCA, catching paranormals and neutralizing them so they won't harm humans. Sure, it's not high school and crushes and a normal life, but it's a good one. But then one day a very unexpected paranormal boy shows … more
“This clever, fast-paced adventurous romp combines romance and action with a fascinating premise, one I’d love to see more of.” (Realms of Fantasy )
“Buffy meets The X-Files in this darkly sexy story.” (Romantic Times )
“Evie is the perfect blend of girly teenager and kick-butt superhero. This is a fully faceted, intriguing, awe-inspiring character that I would love to see featured in more books.” (I Read to Relax (blog review) )
“The story captured me and wouldn’t let me go until I finished the book. I laughed out loud, I sighed and I even got teary eyed.” (Mundie Moms (blog review) )
“Paranormalcy seduced me. The two sexy paranormals who vie for Evie’s affections each had their own victory; one won Evie’s heart and the other won mine.” (Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wings )
“Strong characters, a clever premise, and a hilarious voice all team up to make PARANORMALCY the most refreshing paranormal debut of the year.” (Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy )
“Kiersten White creates the perfect blend of light and dark. Even as the stakes rose higher, PARANORMALCY’s narrator, Evie, kept a smile on my face with her cunning wit. I can’t wait for more!” (Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth )
“A fast, flirty roller coaster of a ride. This story was...