The Bookanistas: PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White

The Bookanistas are a group of writers – in various stages of the publishing process – who have decided to band together and review the special books of our peers. We – as fellow writers – have decided to only post positive reviews, therefore, only reviewing the book we LOVE. No negative reviews here!

We post reviews every Thursday that cover various topics– upcoming ARCs, books we love, special diamonds in the rough, classics, and even cover reviews. This fashionable badge represents our group (club/gang/posse/secret society/peeps).

The Bookanistas think books are the best accessory. If you would like one of us to review your book or ARC, feel free to contact one of us and we will add it to our list.

And check out the other reviews this week:

Elana Johnson is spreading some cover love with BAD TASTE IN BOYS
Christine Fonseca is dishing about TELL ME A SECRET

Beth Revis is spreading some cover love with XVI

Carolina Valdez Miller is raving about FIRELIGHT

Myra McEntire is loving SIREN

Shannon Messenger is digging THE DUFF

Michelle Hodkin is embracing the awesome of THE REPLACEMENT

Shelli Johannes Wells is adding to the buzz about MATCHED

The Plot This Belles are adoring THE HEALING SPELL
Lisa and Laura Roecker are grilling author Lee Bantle


This week, I got the opportunity to read an ARC of PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White.

What It’s About: (According to Goodreads)

Sixteen-year-old Evie’s job is bagging and tagging paranormals. Possessing the strange ability to see through their glamours, she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. But when someone–or something–starts taking out the vamps, werewolves, and other odd beasties she’s worked hard to help become productive members of society, she’s got to figure it out before they all disappear and the world becomes utterly normal.

Favorite Character: Evie was my favorite character, hands down, but I actually wound up loving ALL the characters.  The characterization in this book is so strong, and the characters are so fascinating, that you can’t help but find new favorites with each chapter.  Even characters I hated I ended up loving.

What I Loved: The writing.  There are literally dozens of lines in Paranormalcy that made me stop and go “Damn, now that’s awesome,” or “damn, now that’s good writing.”  It really felt like the book was one part Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 4, in particular) and one part Gilmore Girls as far as the banter was concerned.  I was hooked instantly.

The story, too, is NOT just another retread of something you’ve seen before.  It’s not your typical small town urban fantasy.

Paranormalcy will be released on August 31st.

10 thoughts on “The Bookanistas: PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White

  1. I was reading the eARC on an airplane when the battery on my reader died. I think the whole plane heard me exclaim, “What? No! Bleep!” and then frantically flick the toggle back and forth (to no avail).

    (Not to worry, I finished quickly once I had access to a power source).

    Paranormalcy. Is. So. Bleepin’. Cute!

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