Thursday, November 18, 2010

Paranormalcy Review

AUTHOR: Kiersten White
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen
PAGES: 335
SERIES/STANDALONE: Series (book 2 supernaturally)

OUTLINE:
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.

STARTED: 11-14-2010
FINISHED: 11-16-2010

MY THOUGHTS: OMG! that's all I'm saying I loved this book. Like really loved it. I can't wait for the 2nd one to come out. I love Keirsten's writing style. To me there's something a little different about it. I don't know. Maybe it's because I also like to read what she writes in her blogs and it's always funny. I love to be able to laugh at stuff. I love the funny moments in books when you actually can laugh out loud at something the character does or says, and I had a ton of those moments in the book. The whole bleeping things.... awesome. There was no need for cussing. :) One thing I like about these kind of books is they don't just stick to one type of paranormal while I don't have a problem with books being just vampires or just werewolves. I like the mix,and this book definitely had the mix from weres, vampires, shapeshifters, mermaids, faeries, a hag (I've never seen hag that I can remember in a recent book), another kind of water paranormal :). Yea for all paranormals! I like all the side notes too. You know the parenthesis thing. I do it to when I'm writing things on here. Oh and the titles for chapters you don't see many books with title chapters anymore. :(  Have a bleep bleep day, and dumbells, boys, and other dense things are a few.

I loved just about every character that was in the book.

The main character Evie did seem a little ditzy to me at times but that's okay. All her other qualities made up for it. She works for the IPCA (International Paranormal Containment agency) as a bag and tag girl, mainly because she can see through all paranormals glamours. She had been doing that for as long as she could remember, and before the agency she just went from foster home to foster home. I loved how she had her weapon Tasey all pink and sparkly. Her fascination with school lockers funny!

Lend oh our darling Lend I love his character too. I want him and Evie to be together. It took me a bit to figure out what he actually was. I know stupid me right. I definitely think I'd rather have him for a boyfriend then a faerie. Sorry Reth.

Reth bad boy faerie in all. I know there's got to be that one bad boy out of the lot and he was that. Popping out of nowhere and frightening poor Evie. I have to admit I do like how he's not as mean as I anticipated him being.

There are others, but like always I found these to be the most mainish (Is this a word?) characters. You also had the director, Raquel of IPCA I like that she didn't have to say much for Evie to know her feelings she could tell by the sighs. "Raquel sighed. She was a professional sigher-the woman conveyed more emotions with a single exhalation than most people do with their entire faces" Believe me there's plenty of sighing from her. :), There was also Lish, a mermaid, and Evie's Best friend. She was cool. Then Jacques the werewolf a bodyguard, and then people that know Lend. Oh and the fire girl. (figure out what that means yeah) So yeah there's quite a bit of characters.

This book always had me wondering what was next.

In case you don't have the book this is the back cover to paranormalcy. I kinda like it.

I cannot wait for supernaturally to come out. :)

MEMOARBLE QUOTES:
- We spent the rest of the morning conjugating. (a word that sounds dirty but is in fact boring)-Evie
-Silver Knives.(Bud)
Tasey! Hot pink and sparkly (Evie)
-I can't believe I made a pink knife. (Bud)
It's so cute I love it. Finally a companion worthy of Tasey (Evie)
-Seriously did I look like some sort of psycho assassin? Maybe it was the pink sneaker or the heart earrings (Evie)
-Don't be flattered--most of your competition is dead (Evie to Lend)
-Oh relax if he wanted to kill me he already would have. I brought him all these sharp pencils, ideal for stabbing and he's been a perfect gentleman (Evie to Raquel)
-It's a glamourless life. My favorite joke hurt tonight. (Evie)
-it was like a bad set up to a joke or something. A doctor, two werewolfs, and vampire walk into a bar. what'll you have the bartender asks. We were thinking him the vampire answers eyeing the doctor. (Evie)
-What a lovely balance. Lend shows whatever he wants the world to see, and you see through whatever the world wants to show you. (Cresseda)
-How would you like to come to school tomorrow with me and see a real live locker? (Lend)
I'm pretty sure I squealed (Evie)
-No, you're officially band from listening to us. Or thinking about this or even thinking about thinking about this. (David to Lend and Evie)

Sorry I know I have more quotes butt I'm not sure where I wrote them down so if I find them. I shall put them up.

Let me know what you think!

8 comments:

  1. Hmmm, well from your review I can't tell if you liked it or not! Hahaha! Told you it's a fun read. I'm glad you liked it. And also liked how clean it was.

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  2. :) I'm mean yeah I kinda liked it you know..

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  3. Great review! I like books that all have sorts of paranormal in them too! I also really like your quote from evie about conjugating! :)

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  4. I had the pleasure of reading Paranormalcy a few months ago and I absolutely loved it. The writing is clever, the dialogue is hilarious and awesome (I love all the quotes you've picked out, especially that one about conjugating sounding dirty, lol), and I loved the characters. You're right - Evie did seem a little ditzy at times, but I think it's because she was incredibly naive, having no real family and no real human contact outside of the IPCA. Lend was a sweetheart, and I loved him way more than Reth as well. I think the surprising plot twists are what made this book amazing for me. I can't wait to read Supernaturally. Great review!

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  5. Excellent review! I'm a paranormal lovin' freak, so I have to have this one - it sounds hilarious too!
    Gena Robertson
    robertsongena@hotmail.com

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  6. The back cover is awesome. Love it. The books sounds intersting too. Thanks for the review!

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