April 30, 2012
Paranormalcy(Paranormalcy #1) by Kiersten White
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.
I liked the story all right, but the characters are what really makes this book pop.
Evie and Lend were very well written characters, and I loved them. Their romance was really cute, in an adorable does he like me, do I like him kind of way. Not the fly-up-in-your-face-love-at-first-site gig, so that was really refreshing. Because who wants to read about love at first site all the time? (Only most of the time.) Also, the plot was pretty good, and it moved along just fine, but there was a lot going on at one time. (Bad stuff happens to Evie, perhaps? If so, I completely sympathize. Your talking to Danger-Prone.) Anyway, I'll continue the series. I like hearing Evie's voice. She's really funny. And really cool. But she tries to hard to be a girly girl.
She was right. I was empty. I was alone and cold, and I'd always known it.