Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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.
One of my favourite books this year!
I loved Evie, her character is young, naive, bubbly, witty and she takes everything in her stride. The fact that she's lived most of her life (that she can remember) in the IPCA doesn't get her down. She enjoys her work bagging and tagging the worlds paranormal creatures and comes home to enjoy her soap operas and chatting with her best friend, Lish, a mermaid.
But when an unknown paranormal enters IPCA and pretends to be her mentor, Raquel, everything changes for Evie. She starts to understand that while IPCA does good in the world, it's also pretty bad. And then the evil one starts killing off paranormals around the world and Evie's caught in dilemma.
This book is fast paced, quick and the characters are all easy to adore - especially Lend. When he takes Evie back to his house (or rather, evil Reth does) she starts to understand what she's been missing in a Normal world and that IPCA have been keeping her under false pretenses.
It's easy to understand why this book was a quick hit at the booksellers. Paranormalcy is one of those books that you just cannot put down until the end page.
A wonderful start to a series!
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