Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Can you ever have too much of paranormals? Evie can.

All her life, she has tried to be normal. She prided herself on the fact that she was human. Just a human that could do something extraordinary. Not an extraordinary thing that could do some things human. But after an incident, she realizes she is not normal at all. She doesn’t know who, or what she is.

Reth, the villian-faerie, didn’t scare me like it was supposed to. If anything, I think he was just weird. And annoying. I don’t know if that was what it was supposed to be like, but I didn’t get it. I even liked Reth for a few moments.

Evelyn. Compared to the kickass heroines, she wasn’t much of a fighter. Yes, she had Tasey but that does not count as combat. What made her more real was her girl-ness. Every girl is not Katniss. Most of us do like pink and sparkly things. Even if those things are pink and sparkly tasers. And she did normal-girl things like watching high school dramas. There is the fact that she wanted to be more normal, but she actually did seem normal. That’s one of the signs of a good book- everybody can connect with some part of it.

One of the things I liked was that it was not revealed what Evie was exactly until nearly the end. It kept the story going and it did not once get tiring. This book’s length was dragged either. It is lighter than the average YA but it is a good read. You don’t get the feel that some parts were going on forever.

The plot is really good and was planned out well but it didn’t have much twists. You knew the direction the book was going in, unless there was no known information on the part. This is good for anyone who likes a good, straight book. But with the exception of paranormals. For when can paranormals ever be straight?

I loved the romance- it wasn’t too much but it was enough for a girl to fangirl over a nonexistent fictional character. Sure, most books get the characters right but I really did like Lend. Maybe not as much as William Herondale, my favourite, but enough to be over-average.

I’ll go with 4.5/5 stars- ★★★★½


1 ★ for (of course) Lend, the Water Boy

1 ★ for the nice paranormals (Yes! I knew you existed)



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