Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy Series #1)

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy Series #1)

by Kiersten White
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jessicatudor More than 1 year ago
I shouldn't have liked this book. Vampires? Check. Werewolves? Check. Fairies? Check. Secret agency? Check. Dark prophecy? Check. I'm kinda tired of these elements in YA. So what made PARANORMALCY so different? The execution. It is FUNNY. Exhibit A: Tasey, the sparkly, hot pink Taser Evie carries as a weapon against the above-mentioned vamps, weres, and fey. Exhibit B: Oh bleep. The language is clean because Evie bleeps out her own curse words. It's adorable and funny and my online friends may be adopting it. (And there's a GREAT reason why, too, it's not just a tic.) Exhibit C: Evie herself. She really is a normal girl. She loves pink and teen soap operas a la 90210. She has every reason to be angsty and melodramatic - but she isn't. Yet she's a very real character, she doesn't take the plot developments lightly: she questions herself, her world - she just doesn't languish in it. Exhibit D: Lend. Lend is the Love Interest and he's adorable. No possibly-going-to-abuse-you bad-boy here. No I-have-personal-demons loner here. He's so normal. Not super mature and gallant, not whiny or angsty or disturbed, either. My biggest - okay, really my only - problem with this book is the marketing. I don't know if it's the same on the book itself as it is on the ARC. There's a cover quote from Aprilynne Pike, the book 'seduced me.' and she says on the back, of how one love interest got Evie and the other one got her - this is misleading. There's no love triangle and tone isn't dark and seductive. Just to clear that up. Loved this book!
acsimps More than 1 year ago
Oh Bleep! I Bleeping loved this book! This was so cute. Evie is a lovably character, she even has a pink taser she named "Tasey" that she uses to neutralize or "neuter" paranormals.  I felt drawn into the story more then some other recent reads. Evie is special, she can see past paranormal glamours (a sort of fake appearance that is projected to the world). It is this ability that has made her an asset to the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA) in their attempt to regulate and contain paranormals. Since Evie is the only one of her kind she is kept on a tight leash by Raquel, her boss/guardian. Evie has always thought of herself as normal but it turns out she is more then she seems and she may be more dangerous then anyone thought possible. Evie's best friend, Lish (a mermaid) added humor to the story with her computer generated vocabulary. Since she lives underwater she is unable to speak like a human so a computer does her talking for her. Swear words are not translated so anytime Lish uses one it just comes out as "bleep." Evie picks this up and tends to bleep things a lot. lol Reth, Evie's ex (a faerie) is alluring but dangerous. He seems to have a hidden agenda that Evie cant quite seem to figure out. On top of all her issues with Reth paranormals start turning up dead and no one can explain why. When a strange shape shifting boy breaks into the IPCA Evie is drawn to him. He has a life on the outside: a family, friends, and even a locker! I must admit it was a little weird to see the attraction of Lend when he is first introduced since she can see under his glamour to what he really looks like. He is described by Evie as looking like water and light.. But my hesitation faded as the story went on and I totally fell in love with Lend right along with Evie. They are perfect for each other. He knows that Evie loves him for who he really is since she can see who he really is and Lend warms Evie's heart (you'll understand that when you read it). Together Evie and Lend will have to uncover a dark faerie prophecy and save all paranormal creatures. I highly recommend this book. And if you love at much as I do you will be happy to know it is a series!!! Yay!! Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2) is scheduled to release September 2011!
ReadingTeen More than 1 year ago
From the very first page of Paranormalcy, I fell completely in love with Evie! She was "bleeping" fantastic! It's not that often that I come away from a book, just loving the girl that is the "point of view". Even in Twilight, which I loved, I found myself often thinking, "I understand why she loves him....but what on earth does he see in her?" This was absolutely not the case in this book! Evie was funny, witty, intelligent, thoughtful, kind, and beautiful! What's not to love? I found myself cracking up laughing at her sarcastic remarks, and her witty comebacks. I loved that she had insecurities, but that they didn't hold her back. She wasn't afraid to speak her mind, even if she thought people might think she was crazy for saying it. I just loved everything about her! And the relationship between Evie and Lend was just perfect. Lend was such a fun character to get to know. I love how he "wore" different appearances all the time, and that Evie just didn't care at all what he looked like. It was so refreshing to see their relationship progress over time, as they got to really know each other. They didn't just meet and fall madly in love without any real reason. It was perfectly sweet! I also loved the storyline. It was so unique! It was kind of like "Men in Black" meets "Van Helsing" meets "Never Been Kissed". It has something for everyone! It's funny, light-hearted, sweet, and clever, while at the same time it's unusual, romantic, mysterious, and even at brief times a little dark and scary. It's everything that I love in a book! This is the part where I normally say what I didn't like about the book. I have nothing. There is honestly nothing I would change about this book! When I was reading it, I kept laughing, and sighing, and smiling, and Kit (my 15 yr old daughter) would keep saying, "What?" And I would just say, "Oh, you have to read this book....you will love it!" And what makes me happiest, is not only that I think this book is ok (appropriate) for her to read, but that I want her to read it. I can't wait until she reads it, because I know it will be one of those books that we talk about and quote to each other forever! Andye (http://ReadingTeen.net/)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a lot about this book before I decided to pick it up. It was a pretty good read. It's interesting and vivid. Pretty humorous as well. I did like this book. Yet I am on the fence about whether or not I will continue reading the series. I was interested while I read but after I put it down, it does not stay with me. This is not one of the series I will be an avid reader to. But that is just my personal (lack of) connection to this book. Yet I will recommend this to any YA paranormal readers.
booksonmynook More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. very well written. Finished it very quickly
kirstin913 More than 1 year ago
Right now I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to read to this book. I've had it in my "To Read" stack for 6 months and I'm really mad I left it there so long. This book was wonderful. Very rarely do I find a book that can make me (both) laugh and cry; but, this was one of those pieces of work. Kiersten White is wonderful at making you understand the true emotions that her characters feel. The love that Evie feels for Lish (her best friend who is also a mermaid), the loathing she feels for Reth (a faerie that seems to stalk her), and the confusion that Lend (an unknown paranormal creature who can steal the appearance of others), brings into her life. Plus, I admire any author that can bring a young adult book to life without any cursing. Instead you get Lish's hilarious monotone voice "bleep"ing. If you're looking for a book to read to in small intervals, this is NOT the book for you. This book sucks you in and leaves you wanting more.
cubicleblindnessKM More than 1 year ago
This book was a very light read, funny and entertaining. I give it three stars because the main character talks like a valley girl and is kinda shallow and drama-queenish. But overall I had a good laugh and was entertained. It kind of reminded me of the Men in Black movies only with a teenage girl sans the black suit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the greatest, most juicy, outstanding book i have ever read. It has the perfect amount of romance, action, drama, and mystery. I, for one, adore this book.
Hberries More than 1 year ago
I really truly loved this book. I am also 30 years old :) Not trying to hide it. If you are into the paranormal love thing, than this is for you. It's light, and not dark and heavy like a lot of paranormal stuff. At first I thought " crap this is going to be bubble-gummy" But in all honesty this book is adorable and I was telling people about it FAR before I was finished. It's not too long, and an easy read. The only problem is you will NOT want to put it down. I am SO hoping that it will be a series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK EVR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVED IT SO MUCH Im not normally the romantic book reader, but this book... TOTAL RECOMENDATION.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book for ages 13 to 29
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend lent this book to me before i had my nook and i fell in love with it instantly. I liked it so much it only took me less then a day to read it because i just couldn't put it down! I loved this book and recomend it to anyone who likes anything about paranormal things. This book has amazing characters, a cclear story line and one amazing love story!! A total must read.
sespigirl More than 1 year ago
Kiersten White is such an amazing author, the book paranormalcy took a beautiful outlook on paranormal myths and with it told an awe-spiring love story. Evie is a main charecter that every reader can relate to on some aspect or another. And, in a way, we are all empty ones. Just the mysterious model on the cover was enough to reel me in, by the time I turned the page, I was convinced I knew Evie and her story. The story itself was also perfectly imaginative, the sensory details were clear. I felt Reths burn, my heart pumped in the presence of Lend, and when the time came, Evie's triumph, was my triumph as well. Don't get me wrong, the book is'nt perfect, but it's enough to make me excited for the second book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally recommend it, there's humor, romance, and so much never slowing plot, not one pointless chapter like there are in so many other books. You'll be saying oh bleep (inside joke from the book), whenever Rehn comes around.
CoolBooks More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was so fun to read. I loved it! I recommend it and hope you enjoy it too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so amzing the paranormal creatures, the action, the romance, it was all so amzing!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet book. It is really for teens or pre-teens as it is written towards that age. I enjoyed it and plan to buy the sequels. There is no cursing in this book. And there is a teen romance but all they do is kiss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not a big reader but it was great. Whats the second book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book i read this year and im almost done with the second book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Granted it's the 3rd of January this book is awsome! I started reading it today and i am all ready almost done. Addictive, yes. Awsome, yes. I love it!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a must read
StrangeOddAuthor More than 1 year ago
I really, really like this book. Love the main character Evie's personality! Ms. White's writing is very good, the story is a joy to read. Very interesting and unique tale. I will be buying the sequel, for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved this book so much! I love lend so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best ive evrr read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book! I totally recomend it!