Sixteen-year-old Evie's job is bagging and tagging paranormals. Possessing the strange ability to see through their glamours, she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. But when someone--or something--starts taking out the vamps, werewolves, and other odd beasties she's worked hard to help become productive members of society, she's got to figure it out before they all disappear and the world becomes utterly normal.
Normal is so overrated.
I officially have yet another great book to add to my 2010 favorites list and a brand new author to keep an eye out for. Kiersten White has that new author shine and her writing is proof enough that she'll be around for a long time to come. In fact, can I have the sequel already? Paranormalcy hasn't even been put out on the shelves and already I'm dying for more.
So let's get right to it shall we? The things that go bump in the night and hide under your bed that keep you awake with terror....they're all real. And they put up these crazy glamours (a.k.a. camouflage) to appear just like you and me. Scary right? Only one person can see through them, drum roll please....enter Evie! She's the star of the show but readers will soon find out that even though Evie's talent makes her unique and special, that might not be all it's cracked up to be. We can go home and watch TV and listen to music, while at the drop of a hat Evie could be getting paged saying she has another mission: track down the bad guy (because she's the only one that can separate the bad guys from the normal people) and use yourself as bait. When they're close enough (close enough to hurt or kill you that is) knock them out and take them into custody to be processed. Piece of cake right? Ha...so wrong, no thank you, I so do not want any part of that job.
She has a talent for seeing spooky things so she doesn't have the luxury of being around normal people, doing normal things like going to school, attending prom, or even having human friends around to grab a slice of pizza with. Instead she's best friends with a wicked smart mermaid (I adored Lish), has an ex-boyfriend who's a faerie with bad news written all over him (but of course he's stop you in your tracks gorgeous) and now she's got a crush on a yet to be determined/labeled paranormal that can shape shift to look like anyone he wants to. So you can imagine it would take a lot to stress her out or worry her.
So when paranormals all over the world are turning up dead and the ex-boyfriend starts taking the term "stalker" to scary new heights, Evie is getting nervous and she might be the only one who can do anything to help. But she's going to need help too and protection, not to mention answers, and lots of them. So will Evie and her crew of crazies (just kidding) be able to stop the deaths? Will the ex-boyfriend get what's coming to him? You'll have to read the book to find out of course but you certainly won't regret it. And Kiersten, if you're reading this review (long shot I know)...I'm dying for the sequel and anyone who reads Paranormalcy will be counting down the days until the release too!
I gave Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1) 4 shamrocks!!!!