Review of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review of Paranormalcy by Kiersten WhiteParanormalcy by Kiersten White
Also by this author: Illusions of Fate, In the Shadows, And I Darken, Now I Rise
Series: Paranormalcy #1
Published by HarperCollins on 2010-08-31
Genres: Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Evies always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, shes falling for a shape-shifter, and shes the only person who can see through paranormals glamours.But Evies 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.

Evie, main character of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, has an interesting job. She tags and bags paranormals for the IPCA, an international organization which tracks, you guessed it, paranormal creatures. It’s a hard job, but somebody has to do it. With her pink taser, aptly nicknamed Tasey, Evie takes these creatures down. Did I mention her BFF is a mermaid and that Evie wears a lot of pink? Clearly, she would be my friend if she were not fiction.

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White exudes fantasticisms. First, there are the cute outfits Evie wears. Normally I could care less about fashion (pretend you don’t see Cosmo in the corner), but honestly, I want Evie’s boots. Read the description. They are cute dot com.

Second, the boys. What YA is complete without boys? Yes, yes, I know a lot of YAs actually are complete without this. Now! One boy described is sort of a dingus. He’s all let me touuuuuuch you! And actually makes me think of that irritating game where you hold your finger up to someone and go ‘I’m not touching you’, only he’s actually touching here. The other boy though, Lend, is quite adorable, plus he can shift into your ideal of hot. Sign me up please.

Third and best is Evie herself. Sure, she whines quite often, but girl’s never gone to school or really lived a normal teenage life. I know, what a tragedy never experiencing the hell that is high school, but the grass is proverbially greener on the other side. Now, through the whining shines Evie’s marvellous voice. I legit laughed out loud when she was explaining why she would much rather capture zombies than vampires, because vampires are gross and dead but they think they are hot and sexy, whereas zombies know they are gross and dead. Also, because of Evie, I look at lockers in a whole new light. Clearly, they are nowhere near as lame as we all thought.

I enjoyed the fact that Paranormalcy by Kiersten White was pure unadulterated fun. I’m not sure if this is a series, but I wouldn’t mind hanging out with Evie some more, and I absolutely look forward to more from White as she puts the fun in para-fun-normal.

Other Reviews of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White:

The Allure of Books
A Good Addiction
YA Highway

Series Order:

Paranormalcy (Book One)
Supernaturally (Book Two)
Endlessly (Book Three)

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Lisa and Laura says

    This book was just too fun! I seriously need to get my hands on a pink taser. Can you imagine the possibilities?

    Great review!

  2. Juju at Tales of says

    I only skimmed this 'cause I'm reading it now…but I must agree it is pure fun 🙂 Great review!

  3. Book Crazy Jenn says

    I cant wait to read this one, I have it…but have yet to have the opportunity…I cant wait!

  4. Oh, I want to read this one. I was a little worried it would be a serious and overdramatic paranormal book, but now I know that Evie loves pink and fashion! Obvs it won't be too serious.

  5. Book ♥ Soulmates says

    Great review chica!! I love your wit and clever way of describing the book.

    Add this to my TBR please…and make that to go 🙂


  6. Book ? Soulmates says

    Great review chica!! I love your wit and clever way of describing the book.

    Add this to my TBR please…and make that to go 🙂


  7. Mrs. DeRaps says

    Nice. I like fun. Especially in the summertime. Thanks for the review–it makes me want to read it all the more!

  8. (Bookish)InABox says

    Great review! We all need fun books sometimes, and I think I'll be picking this one up for just that reason. 🙂

  9. Meredith says

    Perfect! I've been looking for a fun summer read. Thanks so much for the review!

  10. Kris (Voracious YAppetite) says

    *sigh* Your review just makes me want to read this book even more than I already did. I'm totally counting down the days till its release. Great review!

  11. I really need to read this one. Awesome review.

  12. It's been pre-ordered for weeks I'm looking forward to it. I've read so much dystopia over the past few months I need something pink and fun.


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