Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Posted by Alysa Stewart
So I have been meaning to read this book for some time now, and I finally did it! And it was great! I knew I would love it.
Paranormalcy. I mean, just look at that clever title. Plus there were all those good reviews I read about it being funny and swoony and suspenseful and clean. :)
The story centers on Evie, who is sort of like a secret agent for the government organization that tracks paranormals (vampires, werewolves, faeries, hags, etc.). Sounds awesome, right? Except that it is pretty much all she's ever known, so to her it is totally boring and she dreams of going to high school, having normal friends, a normal family . . . of normalcy.
This one was so much fun I read it superfast. So fast that I can't put a space between super and fast, because yeah. I just had loads of fun with it and couldn't put it down. The characters were wonderful! Nobody did anything that looked suspiciously like an author trying to move the plot forward - yay! By the end of the book I feel like I know them and what to expect from them in general, but not like they're 2D. Lucky for me books 2 and 3 are already out, but if I had to wait between books I think I would still remember people, you know?
The pacing was great and the action was all clear (you know how sometimes you get lost in a fight scene? Not here.). The romanctic engtanglements were just so perfectly done. The ending was even great, which is saying something for the first book in a trilogy. Instead of being like "and we're done. Now lets open up a whole new crazy can of worms!" it was more like, "ok that was crazy but I think we're good-ish now..." and the reader is like "oooh, no, I can tell there is something up that none of us really know about yet . . . must keep reading!" (I do not have the second book yet, or I'd probably be reading it instead of typing this.)
My personal most favoritest part: Evie's love of lockers. I was the exact same way. :)
So pick it up! It might be the perfect paranormal romance. The rest can just hand in their badges.