Book Review: “Paranormalcy” (Paranormalcy #1) by Kiersten White


“Paranormalcy” by Kiersten White (2010)

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, YA, Fiction

Book Length: 335 pages (hardcover edition)


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. (description from Goodreads)


Right off the bat this sounds like any other normal YA paranormal book right? True, but something about the story’s synopsis and pretty cover led me to pick up this book (plus it was on the bargain shelf in the store). I liked the fact that the story revolved around a “normal” teenager who is a complete girly girl, but ends up doing basically re-con jobs for a paranormal agency. Plus her best friend is a mermaid. Sounds pretty cool to me.

Evie, our main protagonist, is funny, sarcastic, and kind, and it’s these things that really add to the story. The writing is fast paced and full of action, romance, and drama. I finished the book pretty quickly and the novel is a short read (at least it was for me) at around 300 pages.

Final  Verdict:

I am probably going to read the next novel. I liked the first book and I really want to see how the rest of story will play out (since it’s a trilogy). Paranormalcy is a quick read and I recommend it for fans of paranormal/fantasy books. 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

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