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Preview — Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1)
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 destruct...more
Despite the stupidity of this movie they managed to encapsulate, in one brilliant sentence, the biggest problem I’ve had with the YA paranor...more
I mean, I went into this thinking it was going to be another YA paranormal romance and IT ISN'T. It is decidedly fun YA urban fantasy book. (jacket copy reading is for losers) It has...more
Evie is, for lack of better words, a full out girlie girl, now that isn't really my thing. I like my heroines kick ass yet relatable, for which Evie was not. A few of the reasons that I couldn't conn...more
Alright. I'm feeling pro/con-y today. I'm taking a break from pharmacology homework to write this, so I need to get back to that. And it's a football Saturday, I've got a Bud Light in hand, so my thoughts are less than structured.
- The cover is pretty, even though I can't decide how it correlates to the story.
- There is a seriously wide variety of paranormal creatures in this boo...more
(Young adult genre + supernatural creatures) x love triangle - originality = De ja bloody vu
Why even bother reading this book? I can point you towards hundreds of other young adult books that are more or less exactly the same as what you get from Paranormalcy. I keep going back to this kind of genre, hoping that just once I will find the exception to the current book cloning rule that seems to be taking over the 21st century. We have a heroine who is neither good or bad enough to be exciting, s...more
"Oh bleep! I'm so pumped! He kissed me! It was the best kiss of my life! It's such a cool kiss!"
Actual rating 2.5 stars.
Let me start by saying that I didn't hate this book, but I also didn't love it either. It was cute, spunky, and funny. However, there was just something about it that annoyed me.
So I've recently found out what a Mary Sue is. All this time I've been calling it "A la Bella-esque." Evie is most defiantly a Mary Sue. And I've come to the realization that I had a love/hate relationship with Evie the entire book. I thought she was really funny and down right silly at times. B...more
But then I tried to read the sequel, and I subsequently discovered that "light" and "cute" books just didn't hold my interest anymore. The characters (Evie? her mermaid friend?) were a bit too "ABC Family" for my taste (i.e....more
She may have had a couple of blonde moments towards the end (no offense to blondes, of course - my mother is actually blonde) but I still think she was fierce, fun, refreshing, and insecure in a way that I found quite endearing. I alternated between wanting to grab her a...more
“Wait- did you-- You just yawned!” The vampire’s arms , raised over his head in the classic Dracula pose, dropped to his sides. He pulled his exaggerated white fangs back behind his lips. “What, imminent death isn’t exciting enough for you?”
“Oh, stope pouting. But, really, the widow’s peak? The pale skin? The black cape? Where did you even get that thing, a costume store?”
If that d...more
I'm contemplating joining a YA paranormal support group. More often than not, these reads fail to deliver. I need to cut the ties that bind and admit this genre is no longer what it once was. Or perhaps I've matured as a reader. But seeing...more
The bad guy was ok. I didn't really see her as intimidating. I mean, she really wasn't. Her wrath was kind of peaceful. It's hard to explain but I felt like they were just rumors of a bad guy, that there was no actual bad guy in this book.
I did not like the IPCA. I thought what they did to paranormals was wrong,...more
Evie was very pink, but also very refreshing when compared to other heroines I’ve met so far. I loved her little quirks and her excitement when it came to ‘normal’ life. Her obsession with her pink rhinestone taser ‘Tasey’ (something that had me very suspicious at the beginning) actually didn’t bother me t...more
Evie can see paranormals: No matter what glamour they wear, she can see through it. She's been living with the IPCA, an agency who controls the paranormals, all her life and feels pretty lonely being the only (human) teenage...more
Despite the girl on the cover, I couldn't help but picture Sarah Michelle Gellar in the role (younger though, considering Evie is just 16). Her attitude and quirks remind me very much of the early years of Buffy, though obviously nowhere near up to the genius level of Joss Whedon. No offense.
Evie is a seemingly one-of-a-kind bagger and tagger of paranormals imbued with a special ability that helps her track them down. She...more
Evie was pretty likable, but a bit too quirky in a cool way for somebody who basically lived in a modern version of a cave pretty much all her life. But her fashion sense sucks. Ze...more
Originally, I contemplated giving this book 100 stars as it helped take my mind off of my chicken pox and stopped me scratching. And really that is the most important thing in a book at t...more
Evie is a sassy, smart, decisive, strong, sarcastic, butt kicking, "make the world better", pink stiletto boot wearing character that I fell in love with. Evie herself is a paranormal character who can see through the glamour of other paranormals. That makes her...more
Judging a book by the cover: Dark. Strong. Feminine. Eye-catching. Definitely what comes to mind when I think of Evie and her story.
I have been longing to read Paranormalcy since I first heard about, so naturally, I stalked my mailman when I found out I would be getting my very own copy.
Evie, the main character, is quite possibly the strongest heroine I have ever read. However, she is more than just strong. Evie is cl...more
I’m afraid to write a summary, I don’t want to give one single thing about this one away for any of you who haven’t read it!!!! And, on that thought, if you haven’t read this, what are you waiting for??!?!?! DO IT...more
Another book I couldn't wait to get my hands on! All I kept saying to my mom was "Paranormalcy, Paranormalcy, Paranormalcy!"
Finally she bought me the book for Christmas, and I fell to reading it right away.
At first I was like "eh, the writing style is average." But the farther in I got, the more I began to love it! Paranormalcy quickly won me over. The Reasons are as follows:
1. I adore Evie! Shes a badass girly-girl with a sparkly pink taser! I mean how could you not lov...more
Anyway, beyond Evie feeling a bit immature--exactly as immature as a sixteen year old sh...more
Well, I got book-pwned.
Let me start at the beginning. Usually I like to start at the end and work my way back but this book is a special exception.
The first sixty or so...more
It was lighthearted, funny, and deliciously entertaining!
Evie, the heroine of this book, is simply likable! Her enthusiasm and curiosity of the real world is so infectious that you can't resist but join her in her quest to feel as normal as possible. Being the only one who could see past glamours used by paranormals, Evie was kept busy by IPCA to capture rule-breaking paranormals. Evie has al...more
But I'm torn.
Either Kiersten White is the first author ever to completely and utterly nail the teenage girl voice, or she's not quite a master storyteller yet.
Allow me to elaborate.
Evie is neither clever nor stupid. Her personality is full of loving pink, zebra patterns, pop culture, and boys. She ha...more
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I leaned back against the wall, sighing. "Man, that must be so cool."
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