Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday - 10 Reasons to Read Paranormalcy

A few weeks ago, my friend Jessica was so kind to pick up a copy of Paranormalcy and get it signed by Kiersten White at her release party. I'm so glad she did! This book is awesome.

10 Reasons to Read Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

  1. Evie is tough as nails but a girly girl at the same time. She revels in online shopping and worries about boys. Oh, and she also has to "bag and tag" the occassional wild vampire. For that she uses...
  2. Tasey. It's cute, it's pink, and it will zap the *bleep* out of any paranormal she's trying to catch.
  3. Reth. He might be a little creepy in that possessive "Evelyn is mine", sort of way, but there's just something about him that makes me want to know him a little better. Maybe it's that beyond handsome faery face.
  4. Inner Monologue. I just love hearing Evie's thoughts. She is so genuine. In the grand scheme of everything that's happening, you'd think she'd be worrying about bigger things, but the fact that she's thinking about normal teenage things, like wishing she had mascara, makes it so realistic.
  5. Paranormal is flipped on it's head. Evie sees through all the glamours that paranormal beings are able to seduce normal humans with. Edward Cullen, consider yourself tased. That brooding look is no match for Evie.
  6. It's funny. Amidst all the drama going on in the Center, this book has me laughing out loud at some points.
  7. The world building. Even though it takes place in the present day, there is a ton of world building within the Center. The way it's explained it's believable that in the world a 16 year old girl would be sent out to face vampires and other dangerous creatures.
  8. The story is addicting. Every chapter leaves me wanting more. It's so hard to put down.
  9. The relationships. While living in an underground facility for your entire life would significantly hinder a 16 year old girl's social life, Evie has relationships with all kinds of beings. A mermaid, a werewolf, faeries. Each have their own dynamic, and keep the story moving forward.
  10. The overall story arc. I only have about 100 or so pages left and I'm still not sure how it's going to end.
So there you have it. If you haven't picked up this book, I strongly suggest you run to your nearest book store or library and acquire it right away. It's an excellent read.

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