Author: Kiersten White
Series: Paranormalcy #1
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as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency,
Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a
mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a
shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through
paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal.
Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with
haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there
may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not
only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie
prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.
Paranormalcy is one of those books that is just plain fun, with a cute, sassy heroine and a plot chockful of vampires, faires and weres, oh my! While it wasn't the best of the YA paranormal genre, there was enough fun and sass to keep things light.
Evie, our heroine, is a tiny, pink-loving paranormal sort-of-cop, raised without parents by an international agency that polices paranormal creatures. She's a wonderful, fun protagonist, and she's the life of the entire book. I really enjoyed reading about her, and felt for her the entire time. The other characters are pretty decent as well -- Lend is kind of adorable, through Evie's eyes. I loved her best friend Lish, the mermaid (selkie? I forget) and her mother figure, Raquel, the head of IPCA, the paranormal agency that raised her.
The integration of all the paranormal creatures was great, and I loved that the fae folk aren't entirely the best to work with. I love fiction that shows the fae as dangerous as they really are, and Paranormalcy totally delivered on that end.
It's a great little book with a larger than life main character in Evie, and I can't wait to get my hands on Supernaturally.