Monday, June 6, 2011
Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1) by Kierstin 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.
Okay, this book has been sitting with my pile of books from the local library for about a week and a half now. It was a great review posted by Just A YA Girl that made me finally pick it up to read. I have to say, I was not disappointed in any way.
Evie is not your typical 16 year old teenager. She carries a pink taser, named Tasey of course! She is involved with the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA) where she has been since she was 8 years old. All Evie wants is to be normal so she obsesses over a teenage show called Easton Heights where she comes up with some crazy ideas as to how much teenagers love high school. She doesn't have a real family, and discovers in this first book in the series why that is. Of course, she also develops a love interest in a paranormal who is not like any other paranormal she has worked with in the past.
It is this love interest that causes her to question who she is and what is going on in this crazy paranormal world of activity. She finds herself in the middle of a not-so-great prophecy that freaks her out, but she knows nothing about it. Evie is a part of this prophecy, but she doesn't quite know where her part lies in the whole scheme of things.
Like any other teenager she trusts the wrong people and thinks that she knows everything. Evie has her own little quirks, but is a character you can't not like. She is outgoing and courageous and not afraid to take a stand. However, it would be nice if she could get her facts straight before running out and trying to save the world. I'm excited for the next book in this series. I can't wait to see where Evie will end up next.