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Evie, a normal teen, works for the IPCA, International Paranormal Containment Agency, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex is a faerie, and she's falling for a shapeshifter. Really, though, she isn't exactly normal because she is the only person in the world who can see through paranormal glamours. And, she just might be at the center of the faerie prophecy that promises to destroy all paranormal creatures.
Paranormalcy is a unique young adult urban fantasy novel that has quite a few things going for it. I especially enjoyed White's take on classic fantasy characters and design of Evie's world. Both Reth and Lend are my two favorites from the novel. Unfortunately Evie, our leading lady, while fun and kick-butt, grated on my nerves after awhile. Her character sometimes sounds just a little too immature, but maybe I'm just a little bit too old for some of her nonsense. Overall, Kiersten White's Paranormalcy is fun and entertaining and the author does a pretty good job of creating a paranormal world that stands out from the rest. Eventually, I definitely plan on tackling the sequel, Supernaturally.
By the way, was it just me or did anyone else imagine The Gentleman with the Thistledown Hair from Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell when it came to Reth?
I listened to this audiobook from July 26 - 31, 2016 and my review is also on Goodreads.