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. (Goodreads)
Evie grew up in the IPCA or International Paranormal Containment Agency and basing on the name of the place, she is used to all kinds of paranormal. What she has not experience yet - and is also craving for - is what it would feel like to be normal.
Kiersten White threw all paranormal you could think of into Paranormalcy, kicked it with some teen angst, otherworldly mystery, and of course some good old romance. Evie is your everyday teen who dreams of experiencing something more than what she has right now, bored of studies, would not miss her favorite tv series, spends time with her best friend, and would now and then defy authority.
When something broke into the IPCA facility, Evie learns that something is happening to the paranormals and somehow she has something to do with it. No one is telling her anything. Her twisted fairy ex-boyfriend comes too close for comfort. And oh, she happens to find love in a wrong place, wrong time, and weird person. Suddenly, her favorite tv show pales in comparison to how complicated her situation is. Because like her, everything she knows is not what and who they seem to be. Her powers to see through glamour can't save her for what is coming.
Bleep will have a new meaning after you have read Paranormalcy. This is the kind of story that may or may not appeal to some but definitely is a really cool one to read. With all the paranormal creatures coming in and out of the story, I guess you wouldn't be short of anything. I also liked the pacing, which I feel was fast so things develop quickly and you're thrown in the next thing before feeling a bit off. The characters are relatable I think for young adult readers. The feeling of wanting to experience something new, falling in-love, and being confronted with responsibility, choices and consequences. And Kiersten White facilitated humor and undertones in the writing are another plus point to note.
I am certainly looking forward to the sequel, Supernaturally. With where the ending will leave you, you would probably feel the same way too. You would want to know too, right?