Sunday, August 8, 2010

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Release Date: August 31, 2010

Haha, I got to read an ARC. -dances- Oh, wait. WAIT. I'm sorry I taunted you! I won't do it again!
...-sticks out tongue-...
Okay, now I'm done.)

Amazon says: 
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, 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 Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.

I say:
Let's talk about how cute this book is.
For one thing, Evie carries a PINK TASER, And she likes awesome, pretty boots. She's kick butt and spectacular, and quite honestly, if she were real, I'd be following her around and be like Please Let Me Be Your Friend.
The book is sassy and funny. It made me laugh and it made me sad and it made me grin because the television show that Evie watches eerily resembles Gossip Girl at times.
There is a seriously great romance; it didn't seem at all forced or faked. It grew, and that is missing from SO many YA books lately. You actually like the guy (why yes, I am avoiding his name on purpose) and root for him and Evie.
PLUS, instead of cursing, they say Bleep. You'll have to read it to figure out why.
There's a creepy fairy. A mystery. A bad character that your heart aches for. A cute boy. A best friend that you love. A mother-ish figure that you alternatively want to glare at and then hug. It's hilarious. It's sweet and sad. The first book of a series that actually stands on its own and has a full story arc (so basically, it avoids my pet peeve in trilogies) and, well, basically it has a pretty boy. That would enough for me. But the book totally goes beyond that.
 My bleep, this book was so cute.
(So is the author, by the by. One of the cutest.)
(You should also go pre-order it.)
(But please don't hate me for telling you to go spend your money. Promise, it's worth it. Just check  the first few tweets.)
Go read! (Otherwise I might taunt you again.)
More later.


Aspen said...

I just read all your posts back to like July 20th... or you know, my last comment. I have been so EXTREMELY busy that I have barely even checked Twitter. Oh except I got this awesomeness phone that lets me check my e-mail and twitter and facebook and everything but it's not very practical since phone internet is expensive hear... ANYWAYS. I'm sorry. I such as a beta reader. But I have a really really good excuse, I do! *nods*

Working night- and day shifts. Same 24 hours. You see, I work from 10:30 PM to 8:30 AM at one job. Then I work from around 9 AM to 3 PM at another job. I know I'm crazy, and my own poor little book is starting at me from a dirty, cold corner, eyes popping out of its sockets, rib cage standing out from under folded toothpick thin arms, hair falling out, and whining, loudly.

But I am actually working my last night shift as we speak. And I'm off to Denmark, Sweden and London (yes I am) on Wednesday. I'll make it up to you and like loads and loads of extremely awesome pictures (ooh! I totally forgot, last time in London I found like THE perfect spot where I think the Leaky Cauldron would be you know, if I could see it, if I weren't a Muggle... (OK, so I'm not a Muggle *shhhhh*))

OK I'll stop now. I just thought I'd give you one big jumbo comment instead of lots of little teensy ones. But your posts are so scrumptious and lovely, I really could rant to each one of them, but for the sake of your sanity, I shall not.

P.S. Please do, [taunt me] I miss you

Lyla said...

Urgh... extremely jealous!!