Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
4 of 5 Stars
Paranormalcy’s main character Evie has all the fun lines of Buffy the Vampire Slayer while being super girly and obsessed with all things pink. In Paranormalcy the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA) is a human government agency in charge of tracking all paranormals to keep humans safe. Only paranormal creatures can use glamour or appearances that hide what they really are making humans easy prey. Evie is the only known human who can see through any glamour making her the best person to find then.
Evie was found as a child in a park and was passed around foster homes until IPCA realized what she could do and took her in. Evie’s boss Raquel is more like a mom, Lish her best friend is a mermaid, and the guy who dazzles her is faerie. Being IPCA’s top employee doesn’t excuse her from school work no matter how hard Evie tries.
Most paranormals avoid IPCA until a shape shifter named Lend, breaks in looking for answers about something hunting paranormals. Evie is the one who stops him when he breaks in, but while seeking answers as to why he broke in, she finds herself getting to know him as a person instead of a prisoner. Lend has a lot of things Evie really wants like a normal life and a family. While IPCA tries to figure out why paranormals are dying things get worse and Evie starts to lose those closest to her but in the middle of all the chaos she finds herself falling for Lend. The fact that Evie’s only experience with boys is from what she sees on TV makes it that much sweeter.
When the killer arrives at IPCA Evie disobeys IPCA protocol in order to save Lend. A choice that will require her to leave the life she has known and start over. Paranormalcy is the first novel for author Kiersten White and debuted on the New York Best Sellers list. Paranormalcy is a fun and refreshing take on the paranormal. I can’t wait to see what Kiersten writes next!