Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, 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 still. Normal. Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures. So much for normal. (Goodreads)
Review by Amy Finnegan — Writer, Reader, Bookshop Talk Host
On the cover of my copy of this book there's a blurb that says, “The most refreshing paranormal debut of the year.” Refreshing is exactly the word that best describes PARANORMALCY.
And the second best word? FUN!
In a literal sea of paranormal novels for young adults right now (yes, I do think someone could create a literal SEA with them), this particular story should definitely float to the top and be snatched up by over-swooned, vampire-weary readers.
Are there vampires in this book? Yes, a few, who are “bagged and tagged” by our spunky, clever heroine, Evie, who works for what is called the “International Paranormal Containment Agency.” Evie has the unique ability to see though a paranormal’s glamour, which has made her—from a very young age—highly valuable to the IPCA.
But when a mysterious paranormal, Lend, breaks into IPCA’s headquarters, Evie discovers that the agency may be more policy-driven than genuinely concerned for the welfare of both paranormals and humans.
And the biggest question of all: Which of these categories, exactly, does Evie herself fit into?
She’s about to find out with the help of her rhinestone studded pink taser—who she affectionately refers to as Tasey—and some butt-kicking, high-heeled boots.
It’s easy to compare PARANORMALCY to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But perhaps a more accurate description is Hello Kitty, with claws.
(That might be my best ever one line pitch! lol)
Book 2: SUPERNATURALLY