- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen (August 31, 2010)
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.
First let me say that the synopsis does not do this book justice. I thought it sounded like it would be an okay read but could potentially be cheesy or annoying...I was wrong about that last part. A unique take on paranormals, it took what I was expecting and tossed it out the window. Evie is a valuable asset to the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA for short) due to her ability to see through glamours. A glamour is the image a paranormal projects that covers up their true appearance to others. Since Evie can see their true selves she is able to tag the creatures to get them processed into the system basically. This is pretty much the only life Evie knows and she feels so alone. She craves a normal teenage life which includes having a boyfriend. Meanwhile there is something killing paranormals and nobody is safe.
There is a lot of mystery in Paranormalcy. Unfortunately not all of it gets cleared up, but on the bright side there will be 2 more books in the series which I am sure will reveal all. Yay! I was definitely kept on edge through most of the story worried about everyone's safety and also worried about Evie's happiness. I felt so bad for her, she didn't really get the chance to be a kid. I mean, she has had a job since she was 8!
This book was a pleasure to read and I am excited there will be more books to look forward to. Paranormalcy is the author's first novel and I have to hand it to her, she did an awesome job.
I received this book to review from HarperTeen. Any opinions expressed are my own.