Monday, January 3, 2011


By Kiersten White
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.

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


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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