This Young adult fantasy novel was written by Kirsten White. Paranormalcy is the first book in a trilogy. The main character in the book is Evie, who works at International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA). In the novel we get to follow her journey as she tries to discover herself and what IPCA is really about.
I liked how the book directly begun with action and the way you were thrown in in the middle of an event. In the book you get introduced to various paranormal creatures such as werewolves, fairies, mermaids and vampires.
In the book you became acquainted to this paranormal world that is existing closer to the normal world than humans will ever know. Evie is an exception that IPCA took care of. She can see who is paranormal and who is not just by looking at people. Nobody knows why that is and therefore she tries to find out herself when weird fairy suddenly becomes very interested in treating her like a toy.
I liked the way the paranormal world was explained in the book. The author put just about the right amount of information in it so that you would know enough, but still be able to have the mysteries. The main character was very different since she was raised in a very isolated world.
The plot had a pretty good tempo but it was not great. It was however fascinating to see how the author created the paranormal world and Evie’s personality. Another thing I liked was the fact that fairies are portrayed as evil in this book which is quite uncommon. Overall it was a pretty good book but it was not great. 7 / 10