Thursday, August 26, 2010

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Last week (before Mockingjay), I read Kiersten White's debut novel Paranormalcy, which is a fun read and a new fun and unique voice in the paranormal YA genre.

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.

For me, Evie was a fun character, especially for the younger YA readers.


TheLabRat said...

Who did the cover art? It's beautiful.

katie said...

I can't wait to read this. =]

Krista V. said...

I've been looking forward to this one for a while. It releases next Tuesday, right?

Julie said...

Okay, this is going on my TBR list along with THE DUFF

Tracey J said...

I love the premise of this novel and look at that cover; it's all kinds of wow. :)

Tessa Quin said...

Hi Suzie,

I really enjoyed your live chat at WriteOnCon. You were great :)

I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I've been searching for a book similar to mine for months. I haven't found any. It's a YA Fantasy about four modern teenagers who end up stuck in a different world. While they're trying to find their way home, they get mixed up in a battle between "good and evil". The conflict arises when they are forced to side with "evil".

No vampires, no angels, no demons, no fairies, no...mermaids, no...whatnot. The paranormal beings are my own.

I really want to be able to find a similar book so that I can compare them in a query letter (to give an idea of who would buy it). Of course I won't find any with the same paranormal beings, but modern-day teens lost in a different world, trying to make their way back? There have to be some out there, right? (YA, not MG's like Narnia).

Is it impossible to find a publisher who would take such a novel? Would they think it's too risky?

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Five Random Things About Suzie

1. I drink so much orange soda, it's probably running through my veins. I've been known to go through a twelve pack of diet sunkist in a day.

2. I'm legitimately nocturnal (or a vampire). I will be so exhausted at two pm that I'm falling asleep standing up - it has happened before, at Six Flags no less - but as soon as the sun goes down I'm wide awake.

3. I have a gorgeous unused $6000 Reem Acra wedding dress hanging in my closet, and it showed up on my doorstep the same day my (now ex) fiance broke up with me. And thank God for that. I wouldn't have wanted to waste that dress on him.

4. Social anxiety plagues me daily. I write a script and practice in front of the mirror when I have to make a phone call, but most people who interact with me have no idea how nervous I am (or perhaps they lie) because I've worked so hard to try to overcome it.

5. I'm actually worried that I will never love my children (when I do have them in the far off future) as much as I love my dogs. I just like animals better than people - they're sweet and innocent and soft and furry - is that so wrong?