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Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy (edition 2010)

by Kiersten White

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Authors:Kiersten White
Info:HarperTeen (2010), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 352 pages
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Tags:paranormal, supernatural, fey, HarperTeen, YA

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Paranormalcy by Kiersten White



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Evie is a teenager who works for IPCA, the International Paranormal Containment Agency. This agency catalogues and keeps track of paranormals (vampires, werewolves, faeries...). She has an advantage over the other workers as she can see through glamours.

Her life changes when she meets Lend, a shape-shifter, and finds out she is related to a mysterious creature that is killing paranormals.

I had read so many good reviews about Paranormalcy, that I had to check it out. I wasn’t disappointed and I would recommend it to all the people who like this genre.

One of the reasons why I liked this book so much is the main character. Evie fights against vampires and werewolves, but she is a normal teenage girl who likes to go shopping and watch tv series and who forgets to do her homework. She is not a perfect super-heroine, but a girl that could be in any high school class.

We see the events through Evie’s eyes and at first she doesn’t know much more than the reader. Evie thinks that she is just one more normal person in the IPCA and that she has just an advantage over the other workers. Her surprise and questions are understandable when she finds out that she is not just one more worker but a paranormal of a very high level. She starts to question her whole life and her relationship with IPCA and the chief, Raquel, who has been like a mother to her.

Evie’s view of the world changes drastically when she meets Lend’s family. Their view of paranormals is completely different from the one of IPCA. Most paranormals are just as normal as any human when given a chance. They have feelings and can love, feel sad and enjoy tv series. Like everybody. They are not a threat to humans.

Paranormalcy is a great story that shows that people, no matter how different, are just people. ( )
  Hellen0 | Jun 22, 2016 |
I'm a 65 grandma and (freely admit that I . .) really enjoy the YA genre . . I also enjoy fun (as opposed to blood 'n' guts) "vampish/paranormalish/wizardish" storylines. I content myself with whatever I can find until Jim Butcher finishes his latest addition to The Dresden Files. Kiersten White's Paranormalcy was "cute", a quick "teen genre" listen (I love audiobooks!) and not too *deep* --> just what this ol' lady needed on a cold 'n' windy Pacific Northwest afternoon! ( )
  idajo | May 8, 2016 |
Oh my gosh I am in love with this!!!! Where can I get my own pink taser?? ( )
  gracefranks25 | Apr 24, 2016 |
This book will keep you wanting more... You won't be able to get enough of the love, the thrill, and the faeries..... (;

You'll fall in love with our sweet shape-shifter and our "HOT", slightly evil, faerie..

Get ready for an amazing book... I highly recommend this to people who don't mind slow beginnings and love paranormal romances.

To read the rest of this review, click the direct link to the post on the CommonBookSense blog!

http://commonbooksense.blogspot.com/2015/07/paranormalcy-book-one-of-paranormalc... ( )
  CommonBookSense | Apr 1, 2016 |
Paranormalcy is an urban fantasy novel that brings its own twist to the genre, particular with the characterizations. Personally speaking, I was quite fond of the main character, Evie, as she is not your typical teen novel heroine. As well as being particularly badass, she's also quite quirky and hilarious at times, with a hint of glam thrown in (she loves the color pink, after all). Also, the whole concept of there being an International Paranormal Containment Agency, while not particularly original, is really bought to life in this book. It's a string of clichés, but somehow, it works. Even the romance bits are (thankfully) not overdone, leaving substantial room for plot and character development. I'd say its a hidden gem in the teen fantasy genre, and worth reading. ( )
  kdavis17 | Apr 1, 2016 |
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Sixteen-year-old Evie's job is bagging and tagging paranormals. Possessing the strange ability to see through their glamours, she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. But when someone--or something--starts taking out the vamps, werewolves, and other odd beasties she's worked hard to help become productive members of society, she's got to figure it out before they all disappear and the world becomes utterly normal. 
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When a dark prophecy begins to come true, sixteen-year-old Evie of the International Paranormal Containment Agency must not only try to stop it, she must also uncover its connection to herself and the alluring shapeshifter, Lend.

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