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PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White


From the Paranormalcy series, volume 1

by Kiersten White

Age Range: 10 & up

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-06-198584-3
Publisher: HarperTeen

Evie wants a normal teenage life, but at the IPCA Center (International Paranormal Containment Agency) life is decidedly not normal. Evie’s unique ability to see past the glamours of all paranormals to their essence is a valued asset in the efforts to contain werewolves, vampires, hags and the like. Trained to handle their capture, Evie becomes attracted to her most recent catch, Lend, a unique paranormal who can change his look to match anyone around him. It’s not his hot teen looks that pull her in, but the magically smooth and fluid way he seems underneath. Add in a faerie who is determined to pull her into real evil and a truly murderous unknown paranormal being attacking the Center for extra zing. Most of the fun of this novel is in the play between this imagined world and Evie’s desire for such normal teen amusements as dates, shopping and prom. Her first-person narration is light, but she's appealingly determined to do the right thing when all else is upside down. Good, romantic—and a little weird—entertainment. (Paranormal romance. 10 & up)