Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
My Take: What made this book so enjoyable was the protagonist's personality. She is fully a 17 year old girl who is just plain funny! Creating her had to be a complete blast. The characteristic that stands out so much with this character is her honesty. When something starts eating at her, she doesn't quietly go off and brood. She goes to the source and bursts into tears. Just like a real teenager would do. She stays consistent to herself throughout the book.
The story is remarkable in that it is written with humor (a lot) and the premise is new. Paranormals are required to be registered with an agency in order to keep themselves and others safe. Evie's job is to track them down, stun them, read them their rights, then tag them. She possesses the gift of seeing the paranormals for what they really are. Most might see a regular middle aged man, but Evie sees through that to a gross, (un)dead vampire with age spots.