Thursday, April 14, 2011

Paranormalcy according to Pu Aili

The Blurb:

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.

The Afterglow:

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.


  1. I LOVED this book, so I'm thrilled when other people connect with Evie, too. I thought the romance was one of the most well developed and real in the business. And of course I loved the humor and lightheartedness like you.

    You should check out the author's blog. It's full of fun and you can see the cover for the sequel, Supernaturally.

  2. I loved this book too. It has so many creatures and to have a department that regulates them was pretty cool. I can't wait for the next one to come out.

  3. I just finished this one not too long ago. Though I found it hard to like Evie from the start, I really warmed up to her and ending up loving the story. It'll be interesting to see where the series goes.

  4. I'm reading this book for the second time so I can study the way she does Evie's voice. I love Kiersten's writing! Great book!

  5. Good one to study, Anne! I should do that, too. Her style is so fun to read!