Review – Paranormalcy
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  • September 14, 2010

…and I’m done.I started Kiersten White’s debut novel Paranormalcy (great portmanteau) last night… and I’m done. Twenty-four hours later. Yeah.

And I read the whole thing! Squee. It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s edgy, it’s a whole lot of fun.

Evie lives and works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. She’s been there since she was 8 and she longs for a normal life. But when you’re best friend is a mermaid and you can see through supernatural glamours normal, clearly, becomes relative. One day she intakes a shape shifting young man named Lend who opens up possibilities in Evie’s life, despite her guardian Raquel’s heavy sighs.

Paranormalcy had me at hello. Right out of the gate I knew this would be a fun read. The writing is spectacular, chock full of giggles and gasps in tandem. The characters are impacting and well constructed. I adored Evie – the pretty pink girl with an obsession with all things “normal”… normal being defined as what she sees in high school dramas on television. It’s not surprising that Lend is so attractive to Evie. He represents the unknown and Evie is drawn to him. I even liked reading about bad boy Reth, a faerie who is a part of Evie’s past.

It’s romance. It’s silly (in a good way). It’s a super fast read. Basically, it’s Hellboy with a spunky pink clad foul-mouthed heroine… even though the swearing is all censored. It’s exactly what I wanted this week.

5 of 5 stars.

– BP

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