REVIEW: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Saturday, December 8, 2012 1:00
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Book CoverAsh’s review of Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy Trilogy, Book 1) by Kiersten White
Young Adult Paranormal published by HarperTeen 26 Jul 11

Paranormlcy is what I would consider a ‘palate cleanser’. A good book to read after a heavy hitter.

Paranormalcy is a pretty typical young adult paranormal book. The storyline is nothing unusual when it comes to paranormals, but I still enjoyed it. Evie is a likable character, although I feel like she is a little naive concerning her place in her world. When we learn more about her, I’m not really surprised.

My biggest complaint is that I feel like the story is a little…for lack of a better word, dumbed down. It is very superficial and I wish we got more into the world and the characters. I want more fighting, more drama, and more suspense. I know this is for young adults, which I am not, but I think it could have been a little meatier.

I do like that there are different types of beings involved here, especially Lend. I like the uniqueness of him and I also appreciate that their romance is sweet and it doesn’t feel forced. Overall I find myself more drawn to Reth, who seems to be a bad guy here, but I think there is more to him. I wouldn’t go out and buy the next books, but I will definitely be getting them from the library.

Ashs iconGrade: C+

Summary:

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.

Read an excerpt.

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