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Content Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Age of Main Character: 16
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (September 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061985848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061985843

 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.

Sexual Content:




-1 go to hell

-a couple of uses of screwed (not sexual) and crap

-Evie’s friend is a mermaid, and her voice has to be computer generated.  Whenever she uses curse words, the computer won’t translate, so it just says “bleep”.  This became a big joke, and Evie says “bleep” often.  “OH, bleep!” etc.



-There are a few mentions of violent acts.  Like that vampires suck people’s blood, and that werewolves hurt people at the full moon etc.  But not much is described.  

-There are some threats to Evie, but nothing described in detail.

-Evie uses a taser to stun paranormals that resist “arrest”.

-Evie has a knife she uses to threaten faeries.

-Lend’s dad punches a faerie with iron knuckles.


Other Notables:

There are all sorts of paranormal creatures including vampires, werewolves, hags, faeries etc.


Was it any good?

This was one of my favorite books of the year!  I thought it was absolutely fantastic!  I laughed out loud so many times while reading it, and it was wonderfully written and so refreshingly clean!  Blog Review



9 out of 10