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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Review: PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White

I'm not quite sure where I first heard about this book. It could've have been seeing the cover on a blog hop. It might have been on lit agent Michelle Wolfson's blog. Wherever I happened across it, I'm SO glad I did. SO glad.
From Amazon: "Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only one who can see through glamours.

But now Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and cryptic messages—and she’s realizing that she may be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal."

The Rating: ***** + (I loved it so much I bought the rest of the series, including pre-ordering the third book)

The Good: 
I have an absolute weakness for witty writing. Witty in a romance and cute lines that make my heart melt. Witty in a fabulous YA voice that just rocks. That's PARANORMALCY. I love, LOVED Evie's voice. I loved her character. I wanted to be best friends with her. (And also Kiersten White, but that's actually called stalking.) The girl loves pink -- she is so someone after my own heart. Her love interest was adorable in this fabulous teenage boy way. I'm so engrossed in Evie's world that I can't wait for the second book to get here and I'm thanking my lucky stars I only have to wait until the middle of July for the third one. Phew. Even if you're not a paranormal fan, you'll enjoy this book.

The Bad:
There's not a lot to say bad about a book I wanted to rate 100 stars. There were some tense changes that popped me out of the first couple chapters, but that's only because I'm a stickler like that. If it happened later, I didn't notice -- I was too engrossed. And I didn't like the other guy, Reth, who wanted Evie's heart, and I felt like I almost should have.

The Recommendation:
When a book has a line as awesome as, "[My driver's license] ranks right up there with lockers. In fact, sometimes I put my license inside my locker, and it's so cool I worry that the whole thing might explode with the sheer coolness of it all." -- Well, let's just say you know it's worth reading, right? And buying all three books? (I didn't even look it up at my local library. Because I'll probably read this book again, and giggle over the line, "His lips -- oh, bleep, his lips.") That says it all.

Disclaimer: Mild (oh-so-very-mild) kissing. And some bleeping, but no actual swear words. Okay, it's really actually quite hilarious in context. There's nothing in this book I'd worry about a 12-year-old girl reading. :D

Buy (no seriously, like right now) PARANORMALCY here.
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  1. Love her. I've only read the first one so far, waiting on the 2nd from the library.

    1. As you can see, I couldn't wait. :D I have SUPERNATURALLY on my desk at this very moment.

  2. I'm so glad you loved this book - I did too! Doesn't the whole bleep thing just crack you up along with all the sarcastic humor and the pink taser. Gotta love it! The second one wasn't as good to me, but some of that was because I was frustrated with some of Evie's choices. I guess she is human after all. :) I agree that they are clean and worth owning. I've got the third on request at the library and can't wait to read it!

    1. I just finished the second one and my review will be up soon. :D


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I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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