Sunday, 27 February 2011

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Title: Paranormalcy

Author: Kiersten White

Genre: Paranormal YA

Publication date: 06/01/2011

Publisher: Harper Collins

Format: Paperback – 335 pages

Series: Book #1 in the Paranormalcy series

My Rating: 10/10

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Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter and she’s the only person who can see through paranormal’s glamour's, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying and Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She begins to suspect there is a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths, and even worse, that she is at the centre of a dark prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

My thoughts:

I fell in love with this book from the first page. Actually I should say I fell in love with the main character from the first page; Evie is such a bubbly, funny, down to earth character that it’s pretty hard not to like her if not impossible.

The two guys in Evie’s life were fantastic! I loved them both for different reasons. Lend was just a cutie-pie and had a great story and personality. While Reth – the slightly insane – faery was kind of a jerk but still endearing.

The plot was brilliant. It had me feeling sympathetic, angry and upset in exactly the right places. It kept me on the edge of my seat, reading and turning the pages as fast as I could, just to find out what happens as soon as possible. It is definitely one of those books that’s hard to put down.

This is definitely a must read; it leaves you breathless with laughter at times, breathless with anticipation and tired from all the hours of sleep lost due to staying up most of the night reading it! Open-mouthed smile

Great quotes:

"Yes, I have a driver's license"
I leaned back against the wall, sighing. "Man, that must be so cool."
"It ranks right up there with lockers. In fact, sometimes I put my license inside my locker, and it's so cool I worry that the whole thing might explode with the sheer coolness of it all."

"Lish tried to swear--which is always funny, because the computer won't translate it. It went something like this: "Bleep stupid bleep bleep faeries and their bleep bleep bleep obsessions. He had better stop bleep bleep bleep the bleep bleep rules or I will bleep bleep bleep the little bleeeeeeeeeeep."

About the author:

Hi! I'm the New York Times best-selling author of Paranormalcy. I also give the most awkward hugs in the world. You should probably opt for one of my books over one of my hugs, but then again, maybe you like awkward hugs.

As for me, I like writing flirting scenes, and fighting scenes, and sometimes I write scenes that fall somewhere in between the two, but only if I can't avoid it.

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Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I really enjoyed this one too. Evie has such a fresh, spunky voice. I liked her immediately, just like you. Nice review!!

Barb said...

Just dropping by to welcome you to BLB! I'm Barb and I can be found at Sugarbeat's Books

abeautifulmadness said...

This book looks so good, and the cover is gorgeous. Good Review

Paranormal Opinion said...

I don't have this book yet, but I can't wait to read it! Cute blog by the way! I'm now a follower :)

Lynn said...

Read this about a week ago. Its a really good read. So pleased that the quote from Lish (trying to swear) was what made me LOL.