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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Review ~ Paranormalcy **Tiny Spoilers**



 


Pub. Date: August 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardcover, 335pp

Rating: 


Synopsis (from Barnes and Noble):
 
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, 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 Evie’s 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.


Review:
 
OMG!  This book was "bleeping"(read the book and you'll understand) AWESOME!  I had heard so much about this book in the weeks leading up to it's release that I decided that I needed to check it out. Evie, the main character, is able to see through other paranormals' "glamour" to what's really underneath...Like for example: Vampires....On the outside sex but underneath the glamour 'oh so NOT sexy'.  Evie thinks she's just a "normal" teenager that is able to do something "interesting" when it comes to paranormals.  But then bad things start to happen, paranormals start dying and Evie learns a couple secrets about herself.
 
Reth, her ex-boyfriend, who happens to be a faerie is crazy!  Through most of the book you think he's on one side but by the end you realize you were oh so wrong.  That all his craziness was supposed to be "helpful."  Then there's Lend, a shape shifting hottie!  He get's captured by the IPCA and is held prisoner for awhile.  When the center comes under attack Evie helps Lend escape.  Then we learn a little bit about Lend's life prior to being captured.
 
I loved the way that the story was written.  All of the dialouge for Evie and Lend were written in a way that was very believeable.  Things that teens would actually say.  The dialouge for the other characters in the book were written in a very "grown up" manner....things that adults would say. The way things were described were very vivid as well.
 
Overall, I can hardly wait to read more of this series!  I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a fresh take on paranormal YA fiction.
 
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8 comments:

Savannah said...

Glad you like this book. I have it on my desk getting ready to read it. Nice review :)

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

Great review.
This book is on my wishlist and after reading your review I really want to read it.

Sarah said...

I've heard so many good things about this book - I can't wait to get my hands on it! I'm glad you enjoyed it too :o)

Sarah said...

I've heard so many good things about this book - I can't wait to get my hands on it! I'm glad you enjoyed it too :o)

Sarah said...

I've heard so many good things about this book - I can't wait to get my hands on it! I'm glad you enjoyed it too :o)

chrissie_goldsmith said...

I've got this book on my wishlist too! I can't wait to read it and I absolutely love the cover! Great review :)

Violet said...

This book is up next on my wishlist! Evie sounds hilarious and very easy to like. Glad to hear that you loved it so much! :)

Violet @ The Eager Readers

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooo I loved this one too :)