Format Available: Hardcover, 335 pages
Released: 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.
My Rating: 4.5 / 5
I've grown tired of paranormals, reading too many this year, but knew I HAD to make an exception read this one. Thank goodness, as Parnormalcy is one of those books that capture your attention & before you know it you've finished the book! From page one, I was loving the main character Evie... she is seriously one of my favorites this year. Her spunky, witty ways made this story top notch.
Besides Raquel who was a sort of mother figure at the agency, there are two main guys that are shaping Evies life...and they are polar opposites of course. First we have the faerie, Reth, who has some kind of power over Evie & seems to driving her crazy. Then there's Lend, a unique shape shifter who is gentle, kind & makes her happy. Lend may have some competition with Reth down the road though, I know there is some good in him somewhere!
It was interesting seeing the world though Evie's somewhat innocent eyes. Having grown up in the IPCA (International Paranorm Containment Agency) all she knows is what she's been told - that paranorms are bad & need to be contained. After meeting Lend & being on the outside though, she sees a different side and questions what she thought was right! This isn't your typical paranormal read. I can't wait to learn more about the prophecy, The Empty Ones, faeries and how they relate. Bring on book two baby!!!