Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Review of Paranormalcy

Today my guest blogger is Lois Brown of  Writers Cubed. Here is her review of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White who will be the keynote speaker at our Teen Author Bootcamp. Take it away Lois...

What’s your favorite paranormal?

Vampires, werewolves, zombies, or how about mermaids?

If you can’t decide, then PARANORMALCY, a New York Times best-selling young adult novel, is right up your alley. The author, Kiersten White, skillfully weaves a swarm of different creatures together in a story that feels much more human than not.

I immediately liked PARANORMALCY's main character, Evie. She has spunk, attitude, and the talent of seeing through a parnanormal’s glamour—a beautiful exterior that hides what is really underneath. Evie’s job is to round up these monsters and have them tagged by the International Paranormal Containment Agency.

Things begin to go awry, however, when Evie learns she is being watched by the IPCA because they believe she too is a paranormal--one of unknown origin.

Add a cute boy, a devious fairy, and a mysterious ruthless killer to the plot, and you have the makings for a great story.

I finished the book and handed it to my 14-year-old daughter. She confirmed my opinion when she couldn’t put the book down to come eat dinner. Just so you know, it's not like we were having split pea soup or anything gross like that. It was a tasty meal I'd made. (grin)

A sequel is coming out soon, and I look forward to reading it.

Kiersten is going to be the keynote speaker for a teen writing conference in Utah. If you know a teen who likes to read/write books, and if you live in Utah, check it out at


Roland D. Yeomans said...

It does sound like a wonderful mix for a great story. I will have to download it to my Kindle.

One day perhaps I will read a similar review of my own book. No, I will not be crass enough to tout the title. My cat, Gypsy, would disown me. Princesses have their standards, you know.

I wish I were going to that teen writing conference in Utah. Such beautiful country, Roland

Phoenix said...

This sounds awesome! I will have to check it out (I'm such a sucker for the paranormal stuff!)

Susan Fields said...

This one's on my TBR list. Thanks for the review! I can't wait to get to it.

Brad Jaeger said...

I wrote a review for this a few months ago. I too loved it. Seems to be the consensus around the blogosphere ;)

Nick Thomas said...

My favorite paranormal? That would be Congress!