Monday, January 3, 2011

Paranormalcy

Paranormalcy
By Kiersten White
2010
335 pages

“I hate the vampire jobs. They think they’re so suave. It’s not enough for them to slaughter and eat you like a zombie would. No, they want it to be all sexy, too.”

Summary: For Evie, the odd and strange are normal. Her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a troublesome faerie and the guy she is crushing on is some sort of shape-shifter. Sometimes with all the paranormal around, being human is the thing that feels strange. That is until paranormals start to die and Evie finds herself at the centre of a dark faerie prophecy that promises that not everything is normal.

Review: This quirky and charming tale had me laughing out loud and falling in love. Evie is my favourite kind of main character; witty, sarcastic and a little bit dark. Her ability to rationalize the abnormal was perfection. White does a really great job of balancing the strange aspects of the paranormal with the every day life of being a teenage girl who feels a little left out and lonely. Humor, action and an adorable romance move along this hilarious and compelling story, leaving the reader hanging in the end. Overall, a great addition to the paranormal genre.

If you liked Paranormalcy you might also enjoy: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, Spells by Aprilynne Pike, The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

Additional Information: Paranormally will be part of a trilogy, with the next one set to come out in the fall 2011. There could also be a possible movie in the works.

Author website: http://www.kierstenwhite.com/home

Rating: W4/4 C3.5/4 P3.5/4 O3/4 PP4/4 CR4/4
Grade Level: JS

3 comments:

Melissa said...

Excellent review, Katie! I absolutely loved Paranormalcy, and I was surprised it surpassed the hype! :)

melissa said...

This was one of my favorite books of 2010. I can't wait for the next one. Great review!

Katie said...

Thanks to both Melissas. I agree, it totally surpassed the hype...which is so uncommon!

 
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