Series: Paranormalcy #1
Published by Harper Collins Children's Books on January 6, 2011
Genres: YA, Paranormal
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Vampires. Werewolves. Faeries. Shapeshifters.
Evie's always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, 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 still. Normal.
Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths, and even worse, that she is at the centre of a dark prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
I had a long, tormented story with this book . . . I had it in my hands every time I was in a bookstore, but I always ended up putting it down because there was something that stopped me from buying it. I don’t know what it was, but for some reason I couldn’t ignore it. Now that I finally purchased it and read it, I can say that putting it down every time was a BIG mistake!
This book was one of the quickest readings I’ve ever done! The language is very fluent, flirtatious and fun. There are very strong characters here and, despite the fact that I always try to avoid every story with faeries—they’re usually not my faves—I found them fascinating thanks to the mystery around them and the way they act. Especially one of them, Reth. Of course, there is also Lend. There is always a Lend, the guy you can’t escape from because you have to fall in love with him during the read. Am I right? I know I am. And in contrast to many other YA guys I read about, I found him lovely in a really refreshing way.
Action and romance are perfectly mixed together in this book, but what I found particularly amazing is that I had a smile on my face the whole time. Humour is the real key, it’s what makes this book so enthralling that you can’t put it down until you’ve finished it. Oh bleep, I should have read it the first time my eyes landed on it!