Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Release Date: August 31, 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins
Series: Paranormalcy, Book 1
Rated: YA 14+
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
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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 shapeshifter 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 begins to suspect there is a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths, and even worse, that she is at the center of a dark prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

This has been seriously one of the funniest paranormal books I've ever read. It's got such great humor that I found myself giggling every chapter, turning pages, waiting for more.
Paranormalcy mesmerized me. It's magical, and it really is because it just doesn't deal with the usual focus on one creature (or in the case of Twilight, two) throughout the whole book. This book has it all.

What is it with paranormal heroines that make them so stubborn and headstrong yet so loveable? I loved Evie's humor and found her a main character which I could understand– one I wouldn't get too frustrated or annoyed with. Someone kinda like Meghan from The Iron Fey series. Amazing and totally bad-ass. Just how reader's like 'em. I also loved how even though she was all fearless and fights like a man, she's also got a girly side to her. She loves watching this TV series called Easton Heights and wishes she can go to high school.
Okay, now onto my fave part of every review: THE GUY. Or guys in this case:
Lend!! Fell in love with him from the very mere-mention of him. Kinda frustrating how we don't see his real form too much. Oh well, he's gorgeous! and love the humor :) Reth was okay, someone who's kinda annoying but very protective...and kinda sexy. But I wasn't too attracted to him, I'd have to say. He seemed kinda psychotic at first.
LISH! I love how there's a mermaid at the IPCA (International Paranormal Containment Agency) and love the way she talks through a computer. Which reminds me: Oh Bleep! (trust me, you'll be hearing this a LOT throughout the book ;D)

I love the whole story through the book: there's something the IPCA is not telling her and at the same time, something is killing paranormal creatures everywhere. It's a huge mystery and all leads to a twisted ending.
This book reminded me of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare for two reasons. One, it's hilarious with smart remarks and total bad-ass characters. Two, the mix of paranormal creatures is amazing. I learnt WAY more about shape-shifters, vampires, faeries etc. from reading these two series because of the way the story progresses and the creatures' involvement in the books. Loved it!

Paranormalcy left me absolutely RAVENOUS for more. It's exactly like oreos. Once you have one, you just can't stop! Kiersten White creates this world of paranormal creatures where everything is flawed to perfection. Humorous, mysterious and crush-worthy, Paranormalcy had grabbed my interest from the title alone. Can't wait to get my hands on book 2, Supernaturally, so I can find out what happens with Evie and Lend! (mostly Lend!)

If you like this, try...

  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare ◆ Goodreads
  • Nightshade by Andrea Cremer Goodreads
  • The Iron King by Julie Kagawa Goodreads


  1. Great review, very well-written!! I actually have this book on my shelf, but haven't read it yet (which is so lame, since it sounds freakin' awesome!). I love paranormal books that can make me laugh, perhaps I'll read this next. =)

  2. yeah, this book was deff a fun read for me! i love the covers for all of them as well, super gorgeous!

    here's my review of SLIDE. stop by?!?!

  3. We didn't love it as much as you did, but we did find the author's voice hysterical, and the idea fairly original. We were most intrigued by Vivian and can't wait to read more about her story.

  4. I have a copy of this but have yet to read it. I am looking forward to getting to it sooner. Thanks for the great review :)


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