Paranromalcy by Kiersten White
Book No.: 1
Rating: 4.5 / 5 (☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ 1/2)
Book Type: Library
Summary: (Brought to you by the kind folks of Goodreads)
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, 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 Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.
First Sentence: "Wait - did you- you just yawned!"
He he. Ah ah! This book was so bleeping good. (If you have read the book, you will get this joke!) It has struck up some awesome reviews from Goodreads, fellow bloggers, and everywhere else in a bookie's cyberspace, so I decided to check it out.
This book has the City of Bones type of thing going on: multiple types of supernatural beings running around the world, and the main character is appointed/born into (or something like that) a group that keeps these supernatural beings into order. I love those types of books, and I've just now recently discovered these types of books.
Evie. Ah. Let's start this. I loved her character. She was a character than you could relate to. She feared the things that I would have feared. She reacted to events the same way I would have. Therefore, she's not a bland, unlikable, blah character, but a rather interesting character that is human (well, in the emotion category, that's for sure (; )
Lend, the shape-shifter-whatever-he-was guy Evie falls for, is a very endearing character as well. I loved him. Period. The back story between his mother and father engaged me and made me love him even more, and the fact that someone like him would go to high school?! This makes me think twice about my classmates now.
Other characters -- like Raquel, the faerie guy that I'd rather not name (grrr. . .), and others -- all had important roles in the story, and this shocked me. Usually, an author would just put a character in the book, and then they would never show up at all again. They had no real influence to the plot, but with this book, no character was a useless character. I wish the world worked that way.
Avoiding cheesiness, I really, really, REALLY loved this story from cover to cover. If you want something that makes you cry, (because I almost in some parts of the book) and something that'll make you laugh just as hard, (because Evie is such a little rascal) then you should definitely have this book on your shelf! A highly recommended book!
Have I ever given a book 5 stars? ):
The colors are so soft and beautiful! The painting/digital/whatever-the-heck-it-happens-to-be of the girl is stunning, and this was one of the many reasons that I picked up the book to begin with.