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.
Plain and simple, this book is hysterically funny and you should read it, like right now. You won’t be disappointed by this bleeping* incredible paranormal adventure.
Evie, age sixteen, is an employee of the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA). Her job: find paranormals, tag them, read them their rights, and bring them in. Her unique ability to see through glamours enables her to easily identify paranormals, making her the best tracker in the world.
Despite her success as an IPCA employee, she longs for a normal teenage life. She wants to have teenage friends, date boys (other than creepy faeries), and feel the cool smooth surface of a high school locker. Maybe even learn to drive as well.
When Evie meets (more like electrocutes) a strange paranormal teenage boy, she is drawn to him and the two become fast friends. As they learn more about each other, he makes her second guess who she is and her life at the IPCA. When things in the paranormal world start to change and creatures around the world are found dead, Evie seems to be the only one who can do anything about it.
Evie’s quirky and super teenagery personality made me laugh out loud, a lot. She is easily my favorite character. My second favorite character would have to be Tasey, her pink rhinestone bedazzled taser gun. It’s a trusty little thing that never failed to kick butt and zap all the things that go bump in the night back in line. Who knew electrocuting things could be so funny?
I also loved the author’s take on the paranormal world. White fills this world with every paranormal creature imaginable and you would think that so many types of paranormal creatures in a book would be over the top, but it’s not. White balances them all well and they all fit nicely into the story line. Evie’s unique ability to see through glamours gives the creatures a little quirk that makes them not your average spooky supernatural being. White delivers her world perfectly and you just know she had fun writing it.
Paranormalcy is a clever and refreshing young adult fantasy read. If you are in the mood for something funny with a lot of the paranormal, this is the perfect book for you. I can’t bleeping* wait to read Supernaturally, the next book in the trilogy.
* Inside joke from the book.