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.
This book (Paranormalcy by Kiersten White) is, no joke, one of the first young adult books I've read in a long time. When it started out with a vampire reference I was skeptical, but as I continued to read I found that I could not (for the life of me) put the book down. I just spent all night reading it and adjusted to my night schedule one day before I originally intended to.
This book is fast paced and charming. There are common phrases, words, and even places that tie you to reality within all the para-normalcy, really giving you a chance to further relate to the characters and understand them. The protagonist is sweet and innocent, but she isn't afraid of everything that moves. She also has a light hearted humor about her that is relate-able on many levels. She is such a teenager that my eyes rolled a few times which I think speaks to how well developed this character is.
When I closed the book I had a strong sense of pride for the protagonist and a warm fuzzy feeling. All in all, it was a fabulously fun adventure and I would recommend it to almost any of the women I know.