Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Posted December 21, 2012 by Sophia
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Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten WhiteParanormalcy by Kiersten White
Paranormalcy #1
Other Books: The Chaos of Stars, And I Darken
Published by HarperTeen on August 31, 2010
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Physical
Source: Library

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 supernatural glamours.

She’s also about to find out that she may be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

I’ll be honest here: I just adore Evie’s personality. And her habit of “bleep” when swearing which she picked up from her watery friend, Lish (such a sad ending for her. Dx *tears up again*). I’ll probably face it. I kinda got the bleep habit as well after reading it, LOL. Not that I swear much myself. I kinda use it for fun sometimes when it’s appropriate (Read: Really Fun Word to Use When Right).

Did it make a lasting impression? Well…

In the majority of cases, yep, it certainly did. In the meaning of “Will-I-read-it-again-and-again-so-I-can-visit-again” type of thing, it would be an eh… I guess we’ll have to see. There’s this great perk about the Paranormal genre, but I thought in Paranormalcy‘s case, it wasn’t a lot as I expected it, but overall, it was pretty good.

The title is really catchy and makes you think a bit on what it really means. Though I don’t really see how it’s related in a way to the story. Maybe it’ll come to me later. I hope. (That’s right. I still haven’t figured it out, XD) Same for the cover in a way. Although… I guess I can. The story is related to Evie after all. I’m assuming the girl on the cover is Evie. No guarantees of being right. I’m just guessing. (And guessing is never wrong. Is it? O_O)

How about the others then? I can’t really detect the villains though. There seems to be a few, of which I shall not name for the sake of spoilers. Plus, they’re not that scary. I was thinking some creep that would try and steal your soul to live like the villain from Silver Phoenix (read it BEFORE Bookwyrming Thoughts was born, so no review anywhere.) And I despise Reth. Can’t you see Evie wants no business with you whatsoever? Dx I guess faeries aren’t always smart as mentioned probably in the book already.

But oy, what makes me give it an epic rating of 4.75? Okay, not a 4.75 then. A 4.5. Not dealing with graphics again… even though I enjoy doing it at times. 🙂 What really makes me give it a high rating and not a “in-the-middle-due-to-a-bit-of-lack-of-action-because-I’m-also-drawn-to-action-and-adventure-books-mixed-in-with-other-genres” type of rating is White’s writing style. I just love it. It’s light-hearted, kind of care-free, humorous, and cute mixed with awesome-ness and totally fun voice.

Will I read the next book? Yep. Just please keep up the awesomous style. I just adore it (Read: LOVEEE it!). :3

Sophia is a socially awkward Communications major who has a GIF for nearly everything and is frequently in a Hogwarts House Crisis. More of her bookish reviews can be found at The Arts STL.

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