REVIEW: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White


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.

About the Author

Kiersten White lives near the ocean in San Diego, where her days are perfectly normal. Paranormalcy is her first novel.


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen; First Edition edition (August 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061985848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061985843


There is a lot of snark, action and fun filled dialog which are the most important things to me when it comes to reading a good book.  White has created a wonderful cast of characters from Evie to Lend and all of the minor characters in between.   For the first in a series, the pace is quite fast and you completely believe that there is this mirror world which every kind of creature imaginable. Evie's gift is that she can see what no human can and right past the glamor that these creatures use to hide themselves from humans.

When Lend breaks into IPCA headquarters to find out why paranormals are being murdered, he is caught by Evie.  Evie's teen hormones kick in and she finds Lend someone she would like to know better.  Evie is not quite certain what Lend is, but he can mirror the looks of anyone he sees.  Well, from there the story kicks off and looks to be a great set up for the series.

There is a bit of snuggling and kisses, comic book violence,  and a really good time for anyone who enjoys action-adventure reads with a bit of romance thrown in.  Fans of Jennifer Rardin will love this one.  I recommend this to anyone with a sense of fun, although I think it is best suited to those over 13.


  1. It does sound great. I've had my eye on it, thanks for the reminder!

  2. I loved this book as well! Great Review!

  3. I got this from the library this week and can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing your review.

  4. I'm glad you loved this, it's one of my favorite books! Great review!


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