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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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Il titolo è decisamente cacofonico, lo ammettiamo, nonostante ciò il romanzo piace. E’ irriverente, ironico, fresco e giovane. E’ un romanzo che non si prende troppo sul serio da solo, ed è originale in tutti i suoi aspetti.

Come sempre la Giunti Y ci presenta una “confezione” davvero squisita, questa volta la copertina supera in bellezza perfino quella originale e noi tutti sappiamo quanto sia “rara” questa cosa, no?

La lettura è velocissima, come tutti i romanzi Giunti Y, è si gusta in fretta, quasi a non volerlo lasciare fino all’ultima sillaba. Qual è la vera natura di Evie? E perché il suo ex ragazzo, la fata, sembra una fata psicopatica (nel vero senso della parola)? Cosa si nasconde dietro i sospiri (abbastanza irritanti, onestamente) della direttrice che sembra voler trattare Evie come una figlia?
E cosa c’entra Evie, da umana, con la caccia agli esseri soprannaturali?

Qualcuno sembra voler rompere quel famoso mantra che lei stessa di ripete ostinatamente – nel tentavo di convincersi? – e che appare ai nostri occhi sempre più improbabile.

Io sono una ragazza normale con una vita anormale.

E se invece lei fosse tutto meno che ordinaria ma con una vita, relativamente, normale? Come la prenderebbe? E come la prenderà il “suo” mutaforma di fronte alla sua vera natura?

Intrigante e rilassante, riusciamo immediatamente ad affezionarci al giovane che entra immediatamente nel cuore di Evie anche se, lei, come protagonista, risulterà un po’ indigesta con tutti i suoi “Oh bip!” – del cavolo! – e la sua mania (se non proprio psicosi) per il rosa, il viola e tutto ciò che è carinamente coccoloso.

Un romanzo da leggere, anche se diretto ad un pubblico piuttosto giovane.
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  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
Good characters, great setting and story. ( )
  LaPhenix | Mar 21, 2017 |
Pink rhinestone studded taser named Tasey... nuff said, i LOVED it, though i still haven't found the time to pick up the next book..hmmm ( )
  KendraFitz | Feb 27, 2017 |
Evie has always seen herself as normal, regardless of the fact that she has the ability to see through the glamour of paranormals and is living under the protection of a government agency. When someone or something starts murdering paranormals, Evie begins to uncover secrets about who she really is.
  mcmlsbookbutler | Jan 31, 2017 |
Evelyn was abandoned at birth and was shuffled through the foster system until she ran into an agency that keeps paranormals off the street. Now, using her unique gift for seeing past glamours, she works for the agency to keep humans safe.

If I said, “I love Paranormalcy” and left it that way, would that be enough? Maybe, but I have to count the ways.

Evie is a great protagonist. Her voice is spunky and her feelings for the people in her life spills out through the pages. She’s not the typical tough girl hero and her quest to live a normal life - or as normal as she imagines - is very endearing.

The story unfolds rather quickly as Evie tries to learn about who she is, between the detaining of Vampires and Werewolves and the fighting to stay alive. There was a little lag as the romance aspect was being built, but the story itself was still there, keeping me interested enough to turn the pages until I found out what was going on. I’m looking forward to the continuation of the story in Supernaturally. ( )
  iShanella | Dec 2, 2016 |
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"Wait - did you - you just yawned!" The vampire's arms, raised over his head in the classic Dracula pose, dropped to his sides.
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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. 
Normal is so overrated.
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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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