Thursday, January 6, 2011

Doting on Paranormalcy::A Bookanista Review













Sixteen-year-old Evie learns that she is not quite the person she thought she was. Possessing the unique ability to recognize paranormals beneath their glamour, Evie has lived most of her life under the protection of the International Paranormal Containment Agreement (IPCA), an organization dedicated to the cataloging and neutralizing of paranormal creatures. After a mysterious entity begins killing paranormals around the world, Evie discovers some startling truths about her own identity.

This book was great! It had all the right elements in all the right amounts.

Humor? CHECK
Romance? CHECK
Awesome Cover? CHECK
Originality? CHECK
Mystery? CHECK
Plot? CHECK

And it is totally acceptable for kids twelve and up: no explicit sex (why would anyone put explicit sex in a book meant for twelve-year-olds anyway???), nothing overly gruesome, a lot of "bleeping" (seriously, bleeping. And it is hilarious) ... You know what I mean?

What I liked about this book: The humor. I was laughing. A lot! Especially when the main character asks a vampire if there are any vampires at the local high school. The vampire laughs her head off and says something like, "Why in the world would a vampire go to high school?"

What I liked about the main character: Her name is Evie and she's upbeat all the time. And hilarious. And she's cute but doesn't really know it. But there's something more to her, something even she doesn't know...

The other thing I liked: The male MC is something totally unique (I won't spoil your reading fun by giving it away)! And he's hot.

So if you need a good read, check it out!

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14 comments:

Cheree said...

Paranormalcy was great. It was something different and I loved Evie's attitude. And the boys were definitely different.

Matthew Rush said...

A hot male MC!?! Count me in!

Just kidding. But seriously you make this sound really interesting, I need to find the time to get around to giving it a go. Thanks Bethany!

Christine Fonseca said...

I loved this book!!!

Christine Danek said...

I'm reading this now and loving it.

Bethany Wiggins said...

Go for it, Matthew!

Angela Felsted said...

This book is one of my favorites!

Shari said...

I keep hearing wonderful things about this book. I'm going to have to check it out.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I absolutely LOVED this book - loved it! Now you've made me want to read it again, which is NOT good because my TBR pile is taller than I am! LOL. :-)

Write Chick said...

I really want to read this one. Time to go purchase it on my Kindle. :-)

Nicole Zoltack said...

I just won a contest for a B&N giftcard and I am so buying this book with it. Can't wait to read this!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I've heard great things about this book. So glad parents can give it to their teens without worrying. Thanks for the review.

ali said...

Ooh. Hot AND unique. I like it!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh man, that is so true--it's the humor that really makes this book so good! Evie cracked me up with all that bleeping. What a fun book!

Karen Akins said...

*Loved* Paranormalcy.