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ExtraNormal (ExtraNormal #1)

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  409 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Mira Johns is pretty much like any other teenage girl. Except that she knows how to harness electro-magnetic energy to communicate without words.

And she's really, really far from home.

Her assignment as an emissary to Earth sounds fairly simple: blend in, observe, and stay away from the planet’s primitive males.

But after she finds one boy too irresistible for stupid rule
Published April 4th 2012 by Valarian Press (first published April 2nd 2012)
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The author of this book is a friend of mine and asked our bookclub to edit it for her earlier this year. It will be published and available to buy in January 2012. So I began reading it as a favor for her and was blown away by how AWESOME it was!!! Seriously so, so good! It was a definite page turner and I couldn't set it down untiI I had finished the entire thing! The author does an amazing job with creating a unpredictable yet believable plot which is tricky to do. I can't wait for the next bo ...more
This book was not as bad as it could have been, especially considering its an indie publication. (I know how snobbish that sounds.) The grammar and mechanics aren't as good as they really should be, but it isn't as bad as some.

As far as good things about the novel: Jesse, our main character's love interest, is pretty inoffensive and sweet. It's a nice change from all the emotionally abusive, he-man type characters out there. He's not all that well-developed or complex, but neither is Mira, our m
Wendy Hines
Mira isn't sure why she was chosen for the assignment, but she's pretty excited. She comes from another planet that is superior to Earth but very similar. She grew up watching American television and eighties rock hits. She and her best friend Geery are always trying to outwit one another with trivia.

She's never eaten normal food - her nutrition comes in the form of a cube. They don't have cellphones or televisions, they don't need them. In her world, they communicate by Stream, a form of mind c
Jenny Morris
This book was such a breath of fresh air. I grew up watching Star Trek and I have always been a sucker for aliens and space travel. It's not straight out sci-fi, but there are many cool concepts. I thought the love story was super sweet and the ideas that are introduced with the aliens and how they have linkmates was really cool!

Another thing that was quite interesting about this book is that the alien planet thinks of itself as a Utopian society, but from an earthlings perspective they look mo
I received this book in a goodreads first reads giveaway, and at first, after reading some reviews, I wasn't sure what I was going to think of it. I love to read, but normally aliens do not slip into my genres. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that on the first page, I found the story's heroine in a choir class. Being a musician, I was a sucker for this setting, and set down all others books that I was reading.

As I continued, the story only continued to impress me, always providing some
Umm… Could the ending get any more cheesier? Everything in the end was so perfect and hard to digest after all the troubles that Mira thought she was dealing with.

First off, the book started with a blunder. The Backstreet Boys album’s named Millennium not Millennia and I think the lyrics were wrong. Then there was that mistake with Lacey’s name. If I ignore this, there are so many other things that left me with a lot of eye-rolling and yawning. So Mira is an alien and is on this special mission
Misty Baker
One of the most magical things about literature is its ability to create the impossible.

J.K. Rowling brought us collapsible buildings and cloaked train stations. C.S. Lewis introduced us to a wardrobe that opened into a unknown world filled with Ice Queens and talking lions. J.M. Barrie, a land where boys never grew up and pirates fight crocodiles.

Imagination is what books are made of, and an author’s ability to create new and stunning worlds is what draws us to them.

Aliens make up a fairly larg
The low rating's just a case of me being way outside the intended audience of this book. For anyone who actually liked Jennifer Armentrout's Obsidian, skip to the end of this review and just substitute your rating of that book here, factoring in this book basically being Obsidian-lite. Otherwise, or if you've never heard of Obsidian, read on and I'll do what I can.

Anyway, like Obsidian, this book's a romance nominally involving an alien and a human, emphasis on romance. Is there a plot involving
2.5 stars

This book started really great but then about halfway through, it became a little too formulaic for my taste. There is a beautiful protagonist. A misunderstood boy. A smart and cheesy sidekick. The dreaded insta-love. And so on. The premise of ‘Extranormal’ really grabbed my attention (and so did the original cover, although why did they feel the need to change it I really don’t know…) : I haven’t read many books about aliens in YA so I was really curious and excited to start reading it
I feel so sorry about this book... it wasn't a bad book... it was a bad book for me...
The synopse and cover seemed very appealing to me, but when I started reading... it feel really long and sometimes boring. I felt that I wasn't going anywhere...
I really find myself giving a chance finishing this book several times...
Maybe is the subject or maybe it was the pace of the story or maybe I didn't feel connected to the characters... the thing is that I do not enjoy much this book even though I trie
Ok. So, to begin, let me just say that I was really looking forward to this book. I had such high expectations... And then they were crushed. And for all of one reason....

THE INSTA-LOVE! Like... Why? Suddenly Jesse (the love interest) was in love with her after saying all of two words to her. And it wasn't that I suspected he loved her. No. It was that she could sense his love and obvious affection for her. (Because she can sense emotions. It's part of her electro-magenetic alien powers.) No. An
Ok, I LOVE this book. It was fun, suspenseful, interesting, fast paced, and has a healthy dose of romance. It's a really cool spin on the "utopian society". The characters are interesting and mysterious. In all, it's a great read for everyone from the Tweens crowd on up.
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Goodreads Synopsis: An extraordinary tale of an ExtraNormal girl.
Mira Johns is pretty much like any other teenage girl. Except that she knows how to harness electro-magnetic energy to communicate without words.
And she's really, really far from home.
Her assignment as an emissary to Earth sounds fairly simple: blend in, observe, and stay away from the planet's primitive males.
But after she finds one boy too irresistible for stupid rules, she realizes the real reason she's supposed to keep her d
I was kindly provided an ebook version for free by the author.

ExtraNormal is exactly my kind of YA. It's fast-paced, it's smartly written, it's got a love story that leaves you sighing, and (the icing on the literary cake) it's paranormal.

ExtraNormal sucks you in from the start, throwing you right in the middle of Mira's struggles to blend in with the human students at Los Robles High School. She knows the rules for her mission, but sticking to them proves to be a challenge. Luckily, her best f
ExtraNormal is a book that I had been waiting to read for a long time now. I finally got to read it and to say that it was awesome would be an understatement. It was infinitely better. I took my time writing this review and talking about things I really, really liked in ExtraNormal. So here I go.

ExtraNormal jumped right into the story from the first page. Mira is an alien from the planet Nreim which is exactly like Earth, the differences being in their far advanced technology and a permanent imp
Well to start things off, this was a cute book. I liked the story and the characters were very sweet. When I started reading ExtraNormal I really didn't know what I expected. It was a refreshing tale about an alien girl who comes to Earth to find out information regarding two of the teachers at her new school. I enjoyed the story, I fell in love with Jesse. He was such a beautiful amazing guy, total fangirl here! He's a boy you just can't help but love. Mira was lucky to have him. I had fun read ...more
Kimberly Souza
“Extranormal” by, Suze Reese

Mira Johnson is a normal teenage girl who just happens to be from another planet. She is part of an alien race from the planet Nreim (The Nreim race is also a human race, just much more advanced) and she has been sent to earth on a mission. Mira’s job is to observe and record any information she finds out about two teachers in Los Robles High School. (The school that she starts attending after coming to Earth with her mother) The two teachers are from Mira’s planet a
Frishawn Rasheed
This is a book that is like no other that this reviewer has experienced.
If you are looking for the usually YA fair of weres, vamps, zombies, and the like; you should probably stop reading here. This is not the book for you. Though the characters of this book are decidedly out of the ordinary, they are very much alive and definitely not "extra-furry".

The New Girl
As if being the "new girl" at school is not bad enough, try being the new girl on the planet. This is the predicament in which our relu
Shelby Young (The Haunted Rose)
May 02, 2012 Shelby Young (The Haunted Rose) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA readers
Recommended to Shelby by: Suze Reese
Cover Thoughts-I love it! It's so unearthly and magnetic just like the book. I pictures Mira just like that!

First Thought-

Aliens? Umm well this is different. I have never read anything about alien romance.

What I liked-ExtraNormal is completely unique. I wasn't sure how much I would like reading about aliens and science stuff but this was not what I expected. It was awesome. This girl gets an opportunity of a lifetime and the first day is already breaking rules like eating Earth food, talking to
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Another amazing book I read this weekend is Extranormal. And this book took me for a spin!

What I loved most about this book is the characters. The reader meets Mira, who is from another planet who is sent to earth on a mission. Mira being on earth is the funniest to read. To be in her shoes new on earth, new to school, money, cars, phones, etc. Watching her learn all of these things and getting used to it is nice. I loved watching her grow and learn new knowledge. I liked that even though Mira i
May 14, 2012 Hmr28 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I am not sure why authors' don't take advantage of every single avenue of publication open to them. I know that if I come across a recommendation from goodreads or a friend I check the book out right away, if it is available and is interesting to me, I buy it. If it is not available for me to buy on the Nook, I don't and then...I forget about it. Essentially the author has lost the chance at a sale, because I am not going to remember that I wanted a particular book 1 week from now much less 3 mo ...more
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This book is different for me, in a good way that is. I’ve read a lot of YA books about vampires, werewolves, fairies, ghosts, you name it! But I’ve only come across very few novels about aliens. (And no, I haven’t read Obsidian yet) Yep! This is one of them. Usually, the “aliens” are the “love interests” of our dear heroine, but this time, it’s the other way around, which is pretty cool for me.
We follow Mira, our “alien” heroine who was given a special mission to
*An ARC was provided by Valarian Press in exchange for an honest review*

I was super-excited to read this book. I loved the cover and the summery made it seem like a really original, interesting book. Sadly, it was the complete opposite.

I really wanted to like this book, I really did. But I just couldn’t. It was so clichéd and dramatic and…dumb. I couldn’t stand it. First off, I had no idea what Mira was. Reeze didn’t explain ANYTHING. She just assumed we already knew everything. The writing was
True Rating: 1.5 Stars

Okay...So let's start this off with what I did like about this book.

* It definitely held some unique ideas.
* Some aspects to the plot were interesting.
* I think I might have chuckled a few times.

And...that's about it.


She was supposed to be an alien. A human...but still an alien. She didn't feel like an alien. I'm not sure if this was intentional or not, but I was disappointed. I had been rather interested in reading from an alien's perspective. But I have to say The Hos
Spanish Review

No se muy bien como iniciar esta reseña por dos razones: la primera es simplemente que este libro no es malo, pero por alguna extraña razón no me dejo sintiendo nada (estoy completamente neutra, a falta de otra palabra) y la segunda es que casi todas mis reseñas se basan en lo anterior, en como me siento al terminar un libro, y no se muy bien que poner acerca de este... Pero bueno, espero que salga bien.

Desde que vi la portada y leí la sinopsis sabia que tenia que leer este libro,
“Mira Johns is pretty much like any other teenage girl. Except that she knows how to harness electro-magnetic energy to communicate without words. And she's really, really far from home.

Her assignment as an emissary to Earth sounds fairly simple: blend in, observe, and stay away from the planet’s primitive males. But she quickly learns that nothing about this assignment is as easy as it seems.”

I really enjoyed Ms. Reese’s unique, innovative story line and the sci-fi components. I loved how the
It is not often that I read a paranormal YA book about aliens, but I took a chance on this one. I am glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Mira, an exchange student from another planet (but the humans don't know this), learning about life on earth, and catching some bad aliens at the same time. There are some truly amusing scenes involving Mira and earthly new experiences, food, males, hormones to name a few, that made me chuckle and were a pleasure to read. However, I wish there was mo ...more
I love paranormal fiction, but I falter with too much fantasy and talk of other worlds.
I purchased this as a freebie on, and was pleasantly surprised to find a wonderful young adult read. A bit of fantasy, a bit of fact, and a whole lot of, "ooooh, what's next?"

Come join Mira, who comes from a far away planet, as she makes new friends and solves a mystery here on Earth.

I started this book at 10pm and ended up finishing it the same night...or should I say early morning?

(bit of a spoil
This story revolves around Mira Johns who is from a totally different planet. She was sent to Earth on a mission to if the Stones ( runaway aliens who live on Earth under the protection of the government) where up to anything unusual. But just like everything other teen novel she falls in love with a human, Jesse. She detects how he is some what different and knows where she is without even telling him.

What i though of the story-
I think that the story line was good but that some other author wo
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Author of YA paranormal romance ExtraNormal. In real life I fight pirates, travel to outer space and am trained in lethal jiu jitsu. In my imagination I sit in front a computer all day writing and eating peanut m&ms. Or maybe its the other way around. I get confused. I have published in a different genre, but this one is way way more fun. I have a degree in communications. Which I guess means ...more
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