Hannah’s review of Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1) > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by « Dani » (new)

« Dani » I agree with your review.
The book disappointed me extremely.


message 2: by « Dani » (new)

« Dani » Oh & just to say, there IS going to be 2 more books to this book. *facepalm* & *facedesk*


message 3: by Hannah (new)

Hannah UGH, really? That sucks.


message 4: by Cindy (new)

Cindy I agree! I couldn't believe how many people are raving about this book


message 5: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Bleh, I know. . . Her and Lends relationship is soo fake.


message 6: by Hannah (new)

Hannah ;) You know it . But who know, you may like it. It's not like i'm saying don't read it to any of the books I've read and hated, just sending out a warning.


message 7: by Misty (new)

Misty Oh ouch. Harsh. Don't apologize for your opinion though. You may want to consider doing something about the spoiler in your review though.


message 8: by Hannah (last edited Jun 30, 2011 09:54PM) (new)

Hannah Ok, thanks for your opinion :)


message 9: by Veronica (new)

Veronica I just started reading it. Evie comes across sooo immature it's crazy. She is the most immature/girlie-girl/boy-crazed character that I have ever read. I, too, like my female leads to be strong, ass-kicking, free-thinking individual. I'm not really liking this book so far (I only bought it because it was like $6 at the Borders sale). I bought it over "The Hunger Games" because I didn't like what tense was used in "The Hunger Games" but the vocabulary throughout "Paranormalcy" and how Evie speaks/thinks and interacts with everyone else, like you said, seems so shallow and superficial. I'm not really feeling the connection between her and Lend. The constant "OMG! I'm actually flirting with him! I'm getting good at it" and the "OMG! I think he's flirting with me!" is soooo annoying! Ugh... It is the only book I have right now that I haven't read before so I have to stick with it. That is the only reason I will be continuing it...


message 10: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Oh, and I am a hater of pink so that is another thing to add haha ;)


message 11: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Veronica wrote: "I just started reading it. Evie comes across sooo immature it's crazy. She is the most immature/girlie-girl/boy-crazed character that I have ever read. I, too, like my female leads to be strong, as..."

You have to read the Hunger Games. It's my second favourite series, EVER!


message 12: by Veronica (new)

Veronica I wouldn't be able to stand how it is written. It's like "I walk over to him and he says..." and I like "I walked over to him and he said..."

Just me though :P


message 13: by Veronica (new)

Veronica What's your first favorite?


message 14: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Veronica wrote: "What's your first favorite?"

Morganville Vampires. I adore everything about that series. No doubt it's my favourite!


message 15: by Veronica (new)

Veronica I've only read one other vampire series and it was "Twilight". I guess vampires just aren't my thing :P


message 16: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Oh trust me, Morganville is nothing like Twilight, ick. The main character is kick-ass (Well later in the series), the love interest is AMAZING, the friends are AMAZING and it is SO funny. Oh, and in this one, vampires are evil. Well, sorta.


message 17: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Haha, yeah. I think it might even be the first book I've read that was unbearable. I've never read a book as bad as it...


message 18: by Ashley (new)

Ashley If you havent read Fallen, then you havent read the worst book EVER.


message 19: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Oh trust me. I have and it is FUCKING TERRIBLE. So is any book by Cassandra Clare in my opinion.


message 20: by Veronica (new)

Veronica I have read Fallen and, for some reason, I still follow the series. I will definitely be selling it once I'm done. I just like how soft the covers are haha :P


message 21: by Angela (new)

Angela I'm confused as how you can say lend and evies relationship is fake when if you only read to pg 60 there is no relationship between them at all? I'm asking only because I'm currently reading it and am on pg 70ish.


message 22: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Angela wrote: "I'm confused as how you can say lend and evies relationship is fake when if you only read to pg 60 there is no relationship between them at all? I'm asking only because I'm currently reading it and..."

I said I got around 60 pages before I closed the book with disgust. Did I say I stopped reading? No. I actually stopped 40 pages before the ending.


message 23: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Yeah, I saw no spark between the two of them that made their relationship especially unique/intriguing.

I think that if this is the first book you have really ever read then you'll think it's so original/intense/exciting but I can, in no way, get that feeling because of have so many unique and amazing pieces of literature!


message 24: by Anna (new)

Anna I don't think its a bad book, just that it's geared towards younger teens than other YA books. I think Evie and Lend's relationship was SUPPOSED to be a teen thing, and that Evie was supposed to be a bit immature. Had I read this book when I was 13, I may have liked it more.


message 25: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Evelia wrote: "I don't think its a bad book, just that it's geared towards younger teens than other YA books. I think Evie and Lend's relationship was SUPPOSED to be a teen thing, and that Evie was supposed to be..."

I agree. I think you have to be able to relate to her immaturity and boy-craziness so being a younger teen would probably help.


message 26: by Julianna (new)

Julianna Helms That may be true, but I'm a recently-turned teen and this book just wasn't for me at all.


Aly (Fantasy4eva) Exactly. Heck, I think people need to give teens more credit. I'm sure they know when something is on the teenage side or just pure childish.


message 28: by Julianna (new)

Julianna Helms Right? THANK YOU, Aly! I feel like there are authors out there who try so hard to nail the teen voice that their efforts backfire, which is sad, but also frustrating to read. :(


Aly (Fantasy4eva) Julianna wrote: "Right? THANK YOU, Aly! I feel like there are authors out there who try so hard to nail the teen voice that their efforts backfire, which is sad, but also frustrating to read. :("

I know what you mean because I have read it and was completely put off by her voice. Lot of buzz around it so I guess each to their own, but it just wasn't for me.


message 30: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Haha, true.

Her general voice/attitude throughout the entire book:
"Oh, my God. Is he looking at me? I think he's looking at me! Oh, he's so gorgeous! I think I love him..."


message 31: by Julianna (new)

Julianna Helms Hahahaha omg that just pretty much sums up the book!


message 32: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Hahaha :)


message 33: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Hated this book too, was surprised it had such a high rating. Wanted to slap the dumb girl every time she talked and/or thought, which was all the time.


message 34: by Pjh139 (new)

Pjh139 Tasey? Oh my G... Tasey. Ok. I'll take that off the read list. Tasey? My 16 year old niece has more brains than that.


message 35: by Veronica (new)

Veronica AND it's pink. Don't forget her love for pink!...


message 36: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Veronica wrote: "AND it's pink. Don't forget her love for pink!..."

J-just, shh.... My poor brain can't take it anymore.


message 37: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Hana❦Joy wrote: "Veronica wrote: "AND it's pink. Don't forget her love for pink!..."

J-just, shh.... My poor brain can't take it anymore."


Hahahaha! :)


message 38: by Pjh139 (new)

Pjh139 True story: there was the time when I was working for Penn State in the computer lab back in the 90s when this blond girl dressed in pink came in and asked if we had a computer in pink. That was before they had any colors but beige, grey and black. I told her that her father could prob find one for her and she said thanks. I should have sold her a bridge in NYC too. I bet she would have called Tasey by the same name. I was amazed she could walk and chew gum.


message 39: by Veronica (last edited Apr 14, 2012 10:59PM) (new)

Veronica Pjh139 wrote: "True story: there was the time when I was working for Penn State in the computer lab back in the 90s when this blond girl dressed in pink came in and asked if we had a computer in pink. That was ..."

Wow! I find I'm ashamed of humanity a lot... lol.


message 40: by The Holy Terror (new)

The Holy Terror I love pink.


message 41: by Hannah (new)

Hannah The Holy Terror wrote: "I love pink."

I like pink too, but no offense...?


message 42: by The Holy Terror (new)

The Holy Terror I AM OFENDED N UR REVIEW SUX!!!!

:p


message 43: by The Holy Terror (new)

The Holy Terror Your review (and Haleema's) make me think of Mac from the Fever series (especially saying "bleep" instead of actual swear words.) There are whole paragraphs in some of the Fever books that talk about what color nail polish Mac is wearing. The whole ditzy girly blonde thing pisses me off as well. I don't mind someone liking girly stuff but that can't be a person's main character trait or it ends up just being grating.


message 44: by Hannah (new)

Hannah The Holy Terror wrote: "I AM OFENDED N UR REVIEW SUX!!!!

:p"


LOL. Noooo...!!!

And your totally right, It can be good in small doses but I girl that is basically like:

OMG hes sooo hott! Omg he has a drvrs licince and shit, ooh pnk!!!1! Tasy , hehe.

Can be pretty annoying.


message 45: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Stargirl1234 wrote: "I agree with Hana. Cassandra Clare sucks to the evil pits of hell!"

High fives for the fellow Cassie hater!


message 46: by Mallory (new)

Mallory Thompson I found it boring at first and i am also not much of a girly girl style either but once you get into it i really seemed to enjoy it.


message 47: by Veronica (new)

Veronica That's how I saw Marked by P.C Cast and look at it. It's a piece of poop! ;D


message 48: by Patricia (new)

Patricia I'm reading it right now. All my friends say it's good too, but it's kind of ... obnoxious. Evie herself is obnoxious. It's kind of a predictable plot too, and maybe it's fast-paced, but it has no substance. Evie is selfish ...


message 49: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Patricia wrote: "I'm reading it right now. All my friends say it's good too, but it's kind of ... obnoxious. Evie herself is obnoxious. It's kind of a predictable plot too, and maybe it's fast-paced, but it has no ..."

Right? That's basically why I disliked it so much.


message 50: by Grace (new)

Grace This book is so freaking good! I don't even want to know what kind of books you like if you don't like this one. And really? 60 pages? How old are you, five? I mean really.


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