Sunday, November 13, 2011
“Paranormalcy seduced me. The two sexy paranormals who vie for Evie’s affections each had their own victory; one won Evie’s heart and the other won mine.” (Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wings)
What can I say? I fell in love with this book from page one. The narrator of the story, which is Evie herself I actually loved. She's funny and feisty all in one, her whole personality brought the book to life, every girl likes to read about a heroine who doesn't really need a hero. *Go girls!*
I like how Lend and Evie get to know one another and by saving each other, they begin to fall in love. Even if they are enemies in some retrospect, or even if it's dangerous from her to love him, he would risk that for her. It's suggested, or maybe I was the only one to interpret it this way, that just loving him and having him love her scraps the impossible and keeps Evie from being empty when there's really only one thing that can do that. It's very sweet.
I adore the references to fairytale like characters, because we're all a child at heart, it brings magic to the book and I'm one for loving magic. Also the complex idea of the IPCA is genius, props to Kiersten for creating such a situation that could in fact in some crazy way be real, if you believe in the unseen, being able to relate to the story pulls you in and trust you won't come out until you have finished that last page!
The whole book is lighthearted in a sense that it plays around humour but beneath the humour the story suddenly turns and it's packed with action, suspension and danger. You won't want to put the book down, I read Paranormalcy during a read-a-thon and was glad to have a book that I wanted to keep reading. You'll heart will both be racing with Evie's love and her adrenaline.
If you like danger, humour and love this is the book for you.
5/5 for Paranormalcy.