Title: Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1)
Author: Kiersten White
Release Date: August 31st 2010
Published by: HarperTeen
Read: October 2011
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only one who can see through glamours.
But now Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and cryptic messages and she’s realizing that she may be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.
What I thought:
This book was not what I expected, and I loved it way more than I thought it would.
Evie lives at IPCA which is underground away from the human world. She does the odd job for them, with her pink taser Tasey, tossing around humour and tagging paranormal creatures like Vamps so they can be kept track of and not harm humans. She has no family in the outside world, and all she really knows is what’s around her, but she does dream of being a normal teenager going to high school, like her favourite TV drama she loves to watch. My favourite character there would have to be Lish, her mermaid friend.
Then a new type of Paranormal appears by breaking into IPCA, called Lend, who gets caught by Evie and locked up. He can change shape his appearance, and Evie is intrigued by this, and also excited that someone close to her age is around that she can talk to. After meeting and getting to know him in secret, she starts to doubt if her wonderful life is all it’s made up to be, or if she’s just like another paranormal that they’re keeping there to work because of her special ability. Then other Paranormals start dying. The rest I will not spoil hehe.
There were so many cute and funny parts in this book, but also a depth as Evie changes through the book figuring herself out. The little bit of romance was cute too, I was rooting for them the whole time I read. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves paranormal, and can’t wait to read the second in the series! (Currently waiting for the library to give me a copy!)