Sara’s Review of Paranormalcy Series by Kiersten White
Book 1: Paranormalcy Description from Goodreads
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
Book 2: Supernaturally Description from Goodreads
Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.
But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.
So much for normal.
If you are the type of feline who likes young adult novels with humor, vampires and werewolves, and just a touch of romance, then this series is for you. Murr! Yes, this series has a bit of everything that will appeal to readers. Both books are fun. The storylines are unique, the characters are enjoyable, and while I did not enjoy the second book nearly as much as the first, it’s still got a lot to offer.
I found Evie to be an enjoyable character. When first introduced to her, her sarcastic comments tickled my whiskers. She’s a strong, quick-witted girl, and though she is naive at times, I couldn’t help but love her desire to live a normal life. Course what one defines as “normal” varies immensely, but you can’t fault Evie for wanting a life beyond what she’s always known.
The pink rhinestone taser also had this feline purring with pleasure and I will admit to missing its appearance in the second novel. Perhaps it may seem odd that a cat would enjoy the idea of a bedazzled human defense device, but when I told my human about it, she also agreed that it would be a cool thing to have. There is just something about the idea that we both find intriguing.
The third book of the series, Endlessly, comes out July 2012 and this feline can’t wait to see how things will end for Evie. White also announced recently that she would be releasing two stand-alone novels and a new young adult dark thriller series, the first book of which will be called Mind Games. ~tail wave of approval~ This cat’s curiosity is definitely piqued. Murr!