Thursday, February 26, 2015

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)

 Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)

Author: Kiersten White
Series: Paranormalcy, #1
Pages: 335
Challenge: Goodreads Challenge 2015
Genre: Paranormal
Acquired: Library
Rating: ★★


Goodreads Summary:

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 Thoughts:

Evelyn has always been normal with a twist.... she can see past a creature's glamour (a human like outer appearance) to what kind of creature they are underneath. As she is the only person with this unique talent, she was worked for IPCA, a government paranormal agency that tags and keeps up with all the paranormal creatures, for as long as she can remember. Soon she starts questioning her involvement with the IPCA as well in a strange faerie prophecy.

I really found myself thoroughly liking this book from cover to cover! I liked the characterization most I would say. The characters were portrayed in a way that made you easily like them and ultimately connect and feel sympathy for most of them. I even liked the bad ones oddly enough.... Reth.... :)

Evie is smart, brave, and DIFFERENT. It was nice to read a book with out knowing exactly what she was right away. The intrigue of the mystery made the book that much better for me. I also liked that when Lend came along, he made her think and question herself as well as the extent of her involvement with the IPCA.

Lend and Reth were definitely interesting characters in nature and appearance as well as their roles within the novel. One I liked and the other I'm still questionable about as to the side he is on.... in reference to good or evil..... dunn dunn dunnnnnn (mysterious right! :) )

I liked that this book was completely different from what I was expecting. I thought it would be more of a quick, meh story with average, ok characters, but for me I was given much more. It was weird that I found myself smiling at some parts. I was definitely an enjoyable and entertaining read for me!

Also small interjection..... LEND'S MOM!!!....... one of the most interesting characters I've ever heard of....... like her whole existence is WOW....

One of my favorite scenes was with Evie and her experience with lockers... made me chuckle a little. :) I liked most how Lend and his family were described as well as Reth and his mysteriousness, he's so suspicious.... to like or not to like Reth is the real question... On to what I liked least.... nothing too big, but I wanted more information on APCA and IPCA and Raquel.

I also liked how fluid and fast the story was to read and grasp, nothing was overly complicated or confusing (except the Faerie Paths). I flew through the book without realizing it! I thought it was well executed and I like Kiersten White's writing. Of the books I've read of hers, I have enjoyed all of them, all every enjoyable and entertaining.

Ending: Cliffhanger? Personally I would say no, it sets up the next book, but doesn't really leave you with too much anxiety in absolutely needing the next book immediately after finishing this one. Although I will be continuing because I really liked this one and want to know what will happen next.

Cover: 4/10 ..... (girl in a dress on the cover) but all the covers match!!!
Rating: 4/5 ..... enjoyable, quick, entertaining
I would recommend to those looking for a good young adult paranormal trilogy with a little paranormal romance and many different paranormal creatures!

Book 2: Supernaturally (Goodreads)
Book 3: Endlessly (Goodreads)

If you have read this book, let me know your thoughts below!!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday (WoW, #31)

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting!

This week's selection is:
Breaking Sky Breaking Sky
Author(s): Cori McCarthy
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Expected Publication: March 3, 2015

Pre-Order Now!: Book Depository

 Goodreads Blurb:

In this high-flying, adrenaline-fueled debut thriller, America's best hope is the elite teen fighter pilots of the United Star Academy

Chase Harcourt, call sign "Nyx," is one of only two pilots chosen to fly the experimental "Streaker" jets at the junior Air Force Academy in the year 2048. She's tough and impulsive with lightning-fast reactions, but few know the pain and loneliness of her past or the dark secret about her father. All anyone cares about is that Chase aces the upcoming Streaker trials, proving the prototype jet can knock the enemy out of the sky.

But as the world tilts toward war, Chase cracks open a military secret. There's a third Streaker jet, whose young hotshot pilot, Tristan, can match her on the ground and in the clouds. Chase doesn't play well with others, but to save her country she may just have to put her life in the hands of the competition.

What books are you "Waiting On" this week? 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT, #26)

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's post is:

Top 10 Favorite Heroines From Books

In no particular order...

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Divergent (Divergent, #1)Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)

1. Juliette                 2. Tris                    3. Penryn

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

4. Elisa                     5. Rose                     6. Tessa                     7. Blue

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)

8. Cinder                9. Katniss               10. Ismae

What Are Your Picks?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday (WoW, #30)

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting!

This week's selection is:
Unleashed (Uninvited, #2) Unleashed
Author(s): Sophie Jordan
Series: Uninvited, #2
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication: February 24, 2015

Pre-Order Now!: Book Depository

 Goodreads Blurb:

Unleashed, the romantic, high-stakes sequel to New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's Uninvited, is perfect for fans of James Patterson's Confessions of a Murder Suspect.

Davy has spent the last few months trying to come to terms with the fact that she tested positive for the kill gene HTS (also known as Homicidal Tendency Syndrome). She swore she would not let it change her, and that her DNA did not define her . . . but then she killed a man.

Now on the run, Davy must decide whether she'll be ruled by the kill gene or if she'll follow her heart and fight for her right to live free. But with her own potential for violence lying right beneath the surface, Davy doesn't even know if she can trust herself.

What books are you "Waiting On" this week? 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday (WoW, #29)

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting!

This week's selection is: 

When My Heart Was Wicked When My Heart Was Wicked
Author(s): Tricia Stirling
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication: February 24, 2015

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 Goodreads Blurb:

I used to be one of those girls. The kind who loved to deliver bad news. When I colored my hair, I imagined it seeping into my scalp, black dye pooling into my veins.

But that was the old Lacy. Now, when I cast spells, they are always for good.

16-year-old Lacy believes that magic and science can work side by side. She's a botanist who knows how to harness the healing power of plants. So when her father dies, Lacy tries to stay with her step-mother in Chico, where her magic is good and healing. She fears the darkness that her real mother, Cheyenne, brings out, stripping away everything that is light and kind.

Yet Cheyenne never stays away for long. Beautiful, bewitching, unstable Cheyenne who will stop at nothing, not even black magic, to keep control of her daughter's heart. She forces Lacy to accompany her to Sacramento, and before long, the "old" Lacy starts to resurface.

But when Lacy survives a traumatic encounter, she finds herself faced with a choice. Will she use her powers to exact revenge and spiral into the darkness forever? Or will she find the strength to embrace the light?

What books are you "Waiting On" this week? 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday (WoW, #28)

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting!

This week's selection is: 

The Glass Arrow The Glass Arrow
Author(s): Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication: February 10, 2015

Pre-Order Now!: Book Depository

 Goodreads Blurb:

The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.

In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning

What books are you "Waiting On" this week?