Author: Kiersten White.
Published: September 1st 2012 (first published August 31st 2010)
Sort: Part one of Paranormalcy.
Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, 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 still. Normal. Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures. So much for normal.
This book made me laugh a couple of times, because it was so funny. Instead of swearing, Evie says 'bleep' That's because her best friend is a mermaid and her words are translated by a computer who only says 'bleep' if Lish swears.
Sometimes it was a bit too immature for me. Like all the pink and glittery stuff, but on the other hand, it made her a real teenager. She's a kickass, tough girl who is funny, sweet and hard at the same time. She's someone who not only can see the real person behind the glamour outside, but she's also very good at seeing the truth. Just like the fact she decides to trust Lend, a boy made out of water. Or the fact that she doesn't trust faeries. I like the fact that the faeries are so different in this book: they are scary!
Published: July 26th 2011.
ISBN: 0061985864 (ISBN13: 9780061985867)
Sort: Part two of Paranormalcy
Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees. But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.
But things have changed. They're hunting the bad guys now. They even stopped using fairies all the time, because there's Jack. He grew up in the fairy world and he has trained himself to use the same doors as the fairies do. But.. he keeps showing up and it gives Evie a hard time. Her relationship with Lend is really on the edge and when they fight, everything comes out and she leaves with Jack.
Things are not going as planned..
Evie is more mature (even though she's still into pink, a color I actually quite dislike) and she really stands up for herself. And I like Arianne, the depressed and funny vampire. I can’t wait for the next book.