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Monday, January 30, 2012

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Title: Paranormalcy
Author: Kiersten White
Published: September 2010
Rating: 5/5
Synopsis: Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, 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 still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

Review: Hearing all the good things about this book had made want to read it for a long while and when I finally got the chance to I was really happy. Evie doesn't know a different world from the one that she's been living in for most of her lifetime. She's used to being surrounded by things that are considered to be not normal. That doesn't stop her from wanting to have a normal life.

Evie is hilarious! I loved the way she looked at things we consider as normal as something amazing. She lives such a different life and has best friends that we only wish we could but she tries to be as normal as possible. She made the book and story so good by how she looked at things in a funny way and talked about her world in such a normal way. They way that she was concious of the things that the paranormals could do made me happy since she knew the consequences and tried to think straight even if at times she couldn't.

I'm glad that I was finally able to read this book and totally agree with those who think this book is amazing because really is! It had moments that were really funny but there also times when it took a serious tone that balanced each other out. I always end up loving books that make me laugh and keep me reading even though I have so much homework to do! If you haven't read it yet then you need to!

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