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Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
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Feb 25, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: ya-contemporary, urban-fantasy
Read from February 23 to 25, 2011 — I own a copy

** spoiler alert ** Firstly, this is such a pretty cover. I also think it captures the main character's description perfectly. It's lovely.

As soon as I started reading this book, I was hooked. Seriously, Evie's voice and attitude is so laidback that it made me like her right away. She's so funny. Although she lives in a world filled with danger and monsters, she's actually quite positive, and innocent. Which was another one of her charming qualities. Like I said, I was instantly hooked.

Evie isn't normal, but she wishes she was. It's the thing she wants most. Instead, she works for IPCA and lives there too. Because she can see through paranormal glamours, none of the monsters can hide their true face from her, which makes her the perfect tool. She doesn't have parents, doesn't know where she came from and her handler is the closest thing she's got to a parent. Oh, and her best friend's a mermaid, her ex a faerie. She might bag-and-tag paranormal creatures, but life isn't much fun. And she certainly never imagined she might be more than human.

However, when she finds someone breaking into IPCA, her whole world is turned upside down.

Lend isn't like other boys. He's a shapeshifter, and his origins are very mysterious. He doesn't like to talk much about where he's from and what he's doing in IPCA. Still, Evie's drawn to him and while he's kept prisoner finds herself befriending him. Of course, her ex happens to be an obsessed faerie who won't leave her alone, and he's trying to (physically) change her. Not to mention that someone's killing paranormals...

I loved everything about this book--the story, the mystery, the monsters, the worldbuilding, the characters, the humour... all of it! And I especially liked Evie and Lend. They were so sweet together, and determined to find out what's going on and why/who is killing the paranormals. This is an awesome book, and I can't wait for the next one.

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Reading Progress

02/19/2011 page 9
3.0% "This'll be next, after THG#2. Enjoyed the first chapter! :)"
02/21/2011 page 25
7.0% "I've been sneaking in a chapter before bedtime... ;)"
02/22/2011 page 59
18.0% "Fun times! ;)"
02/22/2011 page 113
34.0% "Oooooh, this is such a good book! Enjoying it. A lot!"
02/23/2011 page 163
49.0% "I'm having such a great time with this book! :)"
02/23/2011 page 213
64.0% "Still lovin' it!"
02/24/2011 page 236
70.0% "Ooooooh... :)"
02/24/2011 page 280
84.0% "Poor Evie... :("
02/24/2011 page 335
100.0% "Awesome, awesome book! :)"
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