Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ARC Tour: Paranormalcy

By Kiersten White
Releases August 31, 2010
Source: Review copy provided by Book It Forward ARC Tours for review.

Kiersten White’s debut novel, Paranormalcy, was a fun mix of clueless meets Alias world with a teenage girl who has the power to see through any supernatural glamour which makes her the perfect agent of a paranormal agency. Evie is a 16-year-old girl who lives in the center but works to bag, tag, and brings in paranormals to the Center to be ‘neutered’ or is it more?

Evie is a normal girl who wants to go to a high school with lockers and other teenagers. She watches her favorite show Eastern Heights like it’s a religion and loves shopping even if it is only online. Her one outfit is a zebra dress with pink boots if that gives you an idea of the kind of girl Evie is. I do like her a lot.

Lish is Evie’s best friend who happens to be a mermaid and lives in a beautiful tank in the center after her lagoon became polluted. Lish can’t speak underwater so a computer translates for her so when she curses it bleeps it out so it kinda sounds like this:

“Bleep stupid bleep bleep faeries and their bleep bleep bleep obsessions. He had better stop bleep bleep bleep the bleep bleep rules or I will bleep bleep bleep the little bleeeeeeep.” All in a completely robotic monotone.

Her life takes a turn when a water-like shifter breaks into the center looking for answers on who is going around killing the very hard to kill paranormals. Lend, is a boy who keeps changing shapes but only Evie can ‘see’ the real him. She starts to fall for him, but he ex-boyfriend faerie won’t let her go that easy. Reth thinks she belongs to him. Lots of drama and tension in Evie’s life but with a big bad out there killing paranormals something needs to be done about it.

Weird 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 Series
1. Paranormalcy (Releases August 31, 2010)
2. Supernaturally (Releases Fall 2011)
3. Untitled (TBA)

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