Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only one who can see through glamours.
But now Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and cryptic messages—and she’s realizing that she may be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.” —Amazon Synopsis
Personal Review: I had heard from several of the blogs I follow that Paranormalcy was a good read and I did a little researching on it and decided to give it a shot. It was right up my alley; funny, fiction, cute romance. It was a good length at 356 pages (something you’ll learn about me is that I usually factor length into my decision to buy a book; the longer it is, the better) and it never tired or got boring. I read the book in about 2 days and I’ve already started the sequel, Supernaturally.
Let’s talk about the characters. Evie (Evelyn) is your standard teenage girl, complete with the cliche love of pink. At first I didn’t really like Evie (just a bit too girly for my taste), but she eventually grew on me. Her little doubts and insecurities made her more relatable and even though I don’t think I could personally ever see myself becoming good friends with her, I think I’d respect her.
And then there’s Lend. Lend is great! I won’t give away too much about him so as not to spoil the book, but I really, thoroughly enjoyed his character. He was a refreshing change from the broody, bad boy male leads that seem to plague today’s young adult fiction novels (not that I have a problem with a good bad boy).
White’s plot line was well developed and nicely unique in a genre that could’ve been overdone. Her pacing was fantastic and I really enjoyed the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate or (maybe) anyone who enjoyed The Mortal Instruments series. This book is very different than those, but I still think that those types of readers would enjoy Paranormalcy.
Over all, a good read with great characters! (For those of you who’ve read the sequel, I’m only about 30 percent in [in kindle terms] and I really like Jack!)