14 July 2010

Paranormalcy | Book Review

Authoress: Kiersten White
Pages: 335 pages (ARC) Publisher: HarperTeen
Scheduled release date: August 31, 2010
Goodreads: Paranormalcy
Genre: Young Adult Fiction | Fantasy

My warning: The following review is brimming with copious amounts of fangirl love.

My summary: Evie thought she understood her place in the world. She aids mankind by helping her agency collect and control unruly paranormals. Until someone starts hunting and killing innocent paranormals. Suddenly everything she has ever known to be true is called in to question, including her own identity.
My say: Paranormalcy is fun fun fun. No really! It is everything a YA paranormal should be; a light, exciting, edge-of-your-seat adventure with a side of love and romance. Evie has a hip laughable inner voice. She is cute, quirky, and obsessed with the color pink. In short, she rocks! She can kick butt, save the world, and steal the heart of a hottie shapeshifter.
My verdict: BUY this book! I can not wait to pick up my own copy.

My star rating: 5 out of 5 stars; I just loved this book. If you are looking for something to jar you out of a reading slump, this it it!

My favorite line: "Normal was stranger than paranormal sometimes."

My love-o-meter: Innocent sweet young love? I need more Evie and Lend.

My kiddie-o-meter: Sure there is murder and the occasional nightmare visitor but there is nothing gory, no cursing, and no sex.

My adult-o-meter: Vampires, fairies, werewolves, and mermaids...oh my! This fun romp is sure to appeal to adults fans of fantasy creatures. I know I couldn't put it down.

My cautionary note: Vamp fans, beware. The vamps take a back seat to the fairies and sea critters in this one.

My cover thoughts: Perfection! The hair, make-up, and dress are almost exactly like an outfit Evie sports in a pivotal scene. Bravo HarperTeen!

My final say: If you could meet any kind of paranormal, which would you choose?

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56 comments :

  1. i'm dying to read this book! thanks for the review juju! :)

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  2. Aw, so glad you liked this book, Juju! Who doesn't love an exciting adventure? Excellent review!

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  3. oh I'm excited to read this book even more

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  4. I'm so glad you liked this one! I've been waiting for it and hoping that the hype isn't all just...hype! It sounds cute and quirky. Must have!

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  5. This seems like a paranormal book lovers dream! Can't wait to read this. To answer your question I would be too chicken to meet a paranormal creature especially vampires and werewolvess... so I'll choose a nice little fairy like Tinkerbell. ;D

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  6. This just looks sooo good. Thanks for the review! Glad to know you liked it!

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  7. Lovely review :) and I agree about the cover-Harperteen did an excellent job with it!

    You're so, so, so welcome! ♥

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  8. Fantastic review, Juju! So glad you loved this one! Now I want it even more :)

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  9. I'm dying ti read it too!
    And give me a vampire of course =)

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  10. LOVERLY review! This is the first I'm hearing about this one but it seems like something I need to add to my wishlist!

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  11. cute, cute, cute....i can't wait to read it!....and as i'm such a die-hard pisces i would definitely go for the mermaid if i had to choose....or a fairy, nope, mermaid i'm sure...i just love their hair! and to be in the ocean all the time...huge, huge sigh (could you hear it?) heaven! yes, mermaid!

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  12. i want to read this soon! I wish i can meet a handsome merman!hell yeah ;p

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  13. Glad to see you adored it! I can't wait for this one!

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  14. Aww you're gushing - making me want this so more! :D

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  15. Great review! I am so glad you liked this book; I can't wait to read it!

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  16. Fantastic! I can't wait to read it.

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  17. Great review! Books sounds fun.
    I don't think I would like to meet any Paranormal, too scary. I just like reading about them. Maybe witches, good witches, LOL.

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  18. I'm so jealous you got to read this already! I can't wait!

    I think I would like to meet a shape shifter for sure, werewolf or were something

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  19. This has been on my to read radar for the longest time! I want!!! If I could meet any Paranormal it would be a ghost and I think because they seem the most believable.

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  20. I am suddenly hearing a lot about this book. It sounds like a really awesome read. I'll have to check it out.

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  21. glad to see you loved the book so much!!
    your review makes me want to read the book right away!
    hmm if i could meet any paranormal creature, i would probably want to meet... maybe a shapeshifter?

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  22. Yay for a fun read! Awesome review. I'm not too picky about what kind of paranormal I'd like to meet, just as long as they don't want to kill me :)

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  23. Ooh... I'm really liking the way this book sounds. Great review! I'm adding this book to my wishlist and looking forward to August. :)

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  24. Great review! I'm so happy you enjoyed the book- I am dying to read it. Actually, I think I might literally be turning green with envy. *checks mirror* yup.

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  25. I SO SO SO want to read this! Can't wait and by the sounds of it it's fab! Thanks for the review!

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  26. The cover alone made me want to read this book. And now you say the story itself is just as great? Add me to the list of people who will be getting this when it comes out.

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  27. This book sounds awesome!! Love your review, now I'm really looking forward to Paranormalcy :)

    I'd want to meet all the paranormal creatures! (As long as they don't kill me!)

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  28. First review I've read of this and YAY! I'm so excited that it seems to live up to the cover. :-) And I'm with what Velvet said, you got me at pink.

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  29. Your reviews are always way too convincing. Where am I going to put them all? Ha ha ha. :-)

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  30. Great review! Now I'm even more excited to get my hands on this one :)

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  31. I can't wait to read this book! If I could meet any paranormal I'd want it to be a werewolf...and then I'd ask him to change me. :D

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  32. Oh, how I am dying to read this book! I wish my TBR pile wasn't as huge as it is...soon though, I will squeeze this one in. Your review was fabulous and it sounds like exactly the book I need right now!

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  33. Sounds like a book, I'll definitely be looking into it! But Juju, with everyone telling you what their creature of choice to meet would be, what's yours?!

    Thanks!

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  34. This one is definitely on my wish list...well, it was before, but if it wasn't, after your review it would have been. Love the warning there Juju....had a similiar response when CRESCENDO showed up on in my mailbox. Still SQUEE-ing from that one. Thanks for sharing...and happy reading!

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  35. hmmm..interesting. I have been avoiding most YA books like the plague becuase they all seem the same. But this one is making me rethink my position. Thanks Ju-Ju. Glad you liked it so much.

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  36. Chelley, Emidy, Julie, Celia, Jillian, Christie, VampyTofu, Alex, Dwayne, Christina, Mrs. DeRaps, Andrea, Maya, Jessica(BookLover), I So Want to Read That, Alita, and Lizzy: Thanks for stopping by and commenting :) You all made me smile :)

    Adriana: Tink is an awesome choice! I wonder if she would be sly and sneaky ;)

    Pirate: *hugs*

    Stacy: oooo I love Sea Creatures :) Excellent choice! Male or female mermaid?

    Darlyn: That's my girl ;) Mermen rock!

    itsJUSTme: I would love to have a witchy BFF :)

    Rebs & Toothy: Oooo I have a thing for shapeshifters ;)

    Cari: SO true!

    Meredith & Lea: AMEN girl! Good point!

    NotNessie: *giggles* You're so funny! :)

    vv & Briz: *high five* Kindred spirits!

    Kris: LOL :)

    Tipsy: For me it would totally be a tie between a shapeshifter, a merman, or angel :) How about you?

    GMR: Oooo Crescendo! I'm green!

    Jenny: That happens sometimes. This one felt different. I hope you like it ;)

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  37. What a great review! You make the story sound as great as the cover. I can't wait to read it too!

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  38. This book looks SO good! Can't wait to read it! And if I could meet any paranormal, it would be a mermaid. But I don't want to have to drown to do it...so maybe I'll change my mind and say fairy. ;)

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  39. I am dying--literally dying to read this book!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I want that dress too!

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  40. great review1 i want this book soo bad :P

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  41. Seems sweet and strong and beautiful

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  42. Ooo...I got this one for review, but I haven't gotten to read it yet. It looks fabulous though, and I'm SO glad you enjoyed it. I only hope it lives up to my expectations now! Lol. Thanks for the review! :)

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  43. This has been on my wishlist for a while - it's sounds SO good, thanks for the review, it's great to hear it's living up to expectations! :)

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  44. Fantastic review, Juju! I totally adore the way your reviews are set up. I can't wait to read this one. Sounds great. I absolutely love the cover! To answer your question, I would to meet a Shapeshifter, a Mermaid and or a Werewolf! Oh and an Angel, that would be nice hehe.

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  45. This definitely sounds like my kind of book. I'm not sure what kind of paranormal creature I'd like to meet the most. Vampire probably but I do like faeries...

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  46. Kay: Ah thanks ;)

    KM: Good point! :)

    Natalie: Ooooo I hope you love it. I can't wait to see what you think! :)

    NotNessie: Always ;) You're lively sense of wit comes through even in your comments.

    Bere: Oh thank you sweet pea *hugs* Oooo I have a thing for shapeshifters and wolves ;)

    LadyTink: Would you want to be a vamp? Or just meet one? :)

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  47. Awesome review!

    Mmm paranormal creature...I think Anne Rice esque vampires would be my preference.

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  48. I got this book last week!!*happy dance* my mom totally stole it from me and spoiled it lol

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  49. Emma: I love that your specific :) Which Rice vamp do you like best?

    Faye: LOL I like your mom already. Even though it sucks that she spoiled it. ;)

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  50. Both! Well... I guess it would depend on what kind of vampire it was.

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  51. I've been trying to get my hands on this book like forever!

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  52. Gosh, I don't know how I missed this review, but I am dying to get my hands on a copy of this one! Great review love! :)

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  53. I read this one too and LOVED it! AWESOME review.

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