Title: Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy #1)
Author: Kiersten White
Publication date: August 31, 2010
Genre(s): Young Adult (Paranormal)
The first ten pages of Paranormalcy gave me proof that this book would be one funny, thrilling experience. I couldn't stop laughing along with the funny and fast paced dialog. Along with Evie's bedazzled pink weaponry and her bold and unique personality. Even though the synopsis doesn't convey the humor that is filled in this book, i knew this book would be one hell of a ride.
Evie works for the IPCA, which keeps track of paranormals (you name it, vampires, zombies, faeries, mermaids, etc). Her job is to put tracking devices on them and bring them back to the council. The conversations she has with paranormals are hilarious, specifically with her faerie ex-boyfriend Reth, who at first i thought i would like, but later on turned to be obsessive and psychotic. I especially hated the way he spoke, all poetic like, making him a bigger douche than he already is.
When Lend, our water boy, literally, broke into the IPCA and was captured by none other than our bedazzle girl, i was wary of his motive. I didn't know if he was good or bad, also his shape shifting to women creeped me out. When Evie started going to him where he was held up and we got to know more about him and his personality, that feeling of wariness turned into full on crushing, at least that's what went on with Evie.
I love Kiersten White's writing. She captures you and holds your interest from beginning to end. I honestly did not find a boring part in the whole book. It was packed with fun, adventures, likeable characters, and enough mystery to keep you hooked. I would recommend this book to anyone who reads YA, i think this would appeal to a wide range of readers.