Publish date: 2010
"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." (Goodreads)
Paranormalcy has been on my TBR list for a long time. EVERYONE seems to love it and the summary made it sound pretty fun, so I picked it up for the readathon and finished it in about 3 hours. It was a PERFECT choice for that day: fun, quick, and entertaining!
First of all, let me just announce that I LOVE Evie. Her voice was so sarcastic and perfect for this kind of book. There was a lot going on in Paranormalcy and I think it could have easily delved into a confusing and/or boring book, but Evie's voice and narration kept everything perky and fun. I am a very sarcastic person myself, so I think Evie and I would definitely get along, which just made reading the book even more fun.
Before I started Paranormalcy, I decided not to take it too seriously (mostly because everyone said it was FUN), but I really enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. The plot was entertaining and kept me engaged for the 3 hours that I read it plus I found myself invested in the plot and characters. I will most definitely be reading Supernaturally and Endlessly, which comes out this summer. ADDITIONALLY I have discovered Kiersten White on twitter, who is quite hilarious. I suggest you follow her if you want to laugh :)