Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

imageTitle: Paranormalcy
Author: Kiersten White
Format Read: 
ebook
Series: Paranormalcy #1
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: August 31st 2010
Formats Available:  ebook, hardcover, paperback, kindle
Number of pages: 352
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

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.

My Thoughts:

What first hooked me to this series was the covers. They’re pretty and also when you put paranormal beings living in the world and a girl as the only chance for society they continue to live things start to look more fun than ever.

Evie has never being normal, since her childhood the place she calls home is underground and hidden from society, can you imagine living like this? But it is all she has and they keep her save, plus she sees through the glamour. Crazy, hum?

Several paranormals are hiding in plain sight, they just chance how they look in front of humans and only Evie can see and force them to work for her agency, IPCA.

But things are not that simple in her life and she has a stalker ex-boyfriend that is a bit disturbing; a new guy who nobody knows nothing about it and her best friend is a mermaid.

But not all are flowers and some paranormal are being killed by a strange thing and Evie is caught in the middle of the investigation.

The book really fun and has a sweet romance, definily will read the next one in this series, because the world is very well written and need to know how Evie is doing with normal life.

Purchase information:

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Books in this Series:

Paranormalcy Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2) Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3)

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Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

imageTitle: Vanish
Author: Sophie Jordan
Format Read: 
ebook
Series: Firelight #2
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: September 6th 2011
Formats Available:  hardcover, ebook, kindle, paperback, audiobook
Number of pages: 294
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

An impossible romance.
Bitter rivalries.
Deadly choices.

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.
Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?

My Thoughts:

I liked the first book and was happily waiting for the next one on this series, especially because I needed to know how Jacinda was going to handle the exposure and having to go back to the pride after everything that happened.

So I bought this one on the same week as the release and before I even started to read some reviews were popping up and was a bit disturbing what people were speaking about, so I decided to wait and when the Harper Imprint challenge was up I started to read.

Is a fast book and mostly is setting on the pride after Jacinda, Cassian and Tamra return. Things are not good for Jacinda and after losing almost everything her sister finally receives her dragon power.

Return was difficult for everyone but Jacinda had a worst time, because everyone is blaming her after leaving and the only way for things to go back how they used to is accepting Cassian as her partner and let the pride rule her life.

So knowing Jacinda as we do, she chooses the hard way and also has to deal with Will; he finds the pride and now is trying to save her.

The end has a cliff, but overall is a good book. YA until the end so just a couple of kisses. Very enjoyable. If you liked the first this is a nice series.

Purchase information:

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Books in this Series:

Firelight (Firelight, #1) Vanish (Firelight, #2)

Challenge!

For those of you that have no idea what this challenge is, it’s pretty much a challenge to read as many books from the HarperCollins imprints that publish YA books: Harper Teen, Greenwillow, Katherine Tegen Books, and Balzer + Bray.
  • Open to anyone, whether you blog or not
  • Books started before January 1 do not count – and we’re going on the honor system with this!
  • Audio books and ebooks do count of course
  • Your books can be crossovers with other challenges
  • Sign-ups will stay open through January 7
  • Choose a challenge level and make an intro post with a link back to this post!

Here are the challenge levels, make sure you choose one that you think is realistic for you.

  • Easy: 1-4 books
  • Medium: 5-8 books
  • Hard: 9-12 books

And here’s a schedule of events that will be happening throughout the month, with more possibly to be added.

  • January 1: Event starts! Review link-up for the first week posted.
  • January 4: First 24 hour Harper book giveaway!
  • January 8: Review link-up for the second week goes up.
  • January 11: Second 24 hour Harper book giveaway.
  • January 15: Harper Imprint Challenge Readathon! Starts at 9am Pacific time and lasts for 24 hours; Review link-up for the third week
  • January 18: Third 24 hour Harper book giveaway.
  • January 22: Review Link-up for the last week, including the 29th through the 31st
  • January 25: Last 24 hour Harper book giveaway!
  • January 31: – Last day of the challenge!
On February 1 there will be one final giveaway for those who participated and do a wrap up post of your accomplishments! So don’t forget those posts.
List of books, it may change during the month:
  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. Vanish by Sophie Jordan
  3. I am number four by Pittacus Lore
  4. The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
  5. Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard
  6. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  7. Supernaturally by Kiersten White
  8. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  9. Die for me by Amy Plum
  10. Wither by Lauren DeStefano