Newest Review: ... paranormals. However her life within the IPCA is a lonely one but everything changes the night she meets Lend. A strange and mysterious boy... more
Not your average Paranormal
Paranormalcy - Kiersten White
Member Name: nixtee
Paranormalcy - Kiersten White
Advantages: A unique story compared to others currently out.
Disadvantages: It just wasn't for me.
Evie likes to think of herself as a normal teenager. But what teenager has a best friend who is a mermaid and an ex-boyfriend who's a faerie, works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency and is the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours?!
When a paranormal called Lend breaks into the IPCA and takes on the image of other people, the IPCA lock him up. However, Evie finds him interesting and keeps visiting him, despite being warned not to by her superior, Raquel.
Shortly after Lend's arrival paranormals start to die at an alarming rate. Evie suspects the deaths and her abilities are some how linked and that she's at the centre of a dark prophecy. Is Evie right? Should she trust Lend? You'll have to read Paranormalcy to find out!
I ordered this book having read a number of raving reviews for it. I certainly enjoyed reading it, but I didn't find it gripped me as much as other books in this category have in the past 12 months. I think the reason for me not enjoying this book as much as others have is possibly an age thing, though I can't be sure. I think Evie comes across as having a younger personality than the main characters in the other young adult paranormal books I've read over the past few months. Another reason may be that the first half of the book is mainly set in the IPCA rather than in the "real" world and I couldn't really get a feel for it.
I think Paranormalcy is definitely more suited to the younger readers and is best left to the teens. I know, I know... The book actually is aimed at the teenage market, but I also know that these kinds of books are more recently being read by those of us who left our teenage years behind some time ago.
Having said all that, I did enjoy reading Paranormalcy and it made me laugh in a few places (which is always a good thing). I liked the idea of Lend's character. he's certainly unique and I thought he made a refreshing change in this genre. Also, I read the book in 3 evenings, so that's always a good sign.
Paranormalcy is certainly different to many of the paranormal/urban fantasy books out at the moment, but it just wasn't for me. That said, I'm sure you'll make up your own mind. It's not a bad book, it's just not one of my favourites.
Summary: Over all, an enjoyable book, but not one of my favourites.
More reviews in the field of Junior Book
- Hello Kitty Pop Stars Dress Up Sticker Book
- Drawing, Doodling and Colouring: Girls (Usborne Drawing, Doodling and Colouring) ...
- Desert Island Doodle and Sticker Book (Octonauts)
- Read at Home: Flashcards Word Games
- Puddle's Big Step - Amber Stewart
- The Berenstain Bears Christmas Tree - Stan Berenstain