So, I just finished Kiersten White's Paranormalcy and I have that same feeling I get when the credits roll after one of my favorite movies; it's over and it's heartbreaking.
I loved the characters, cried a few tears, laughed out loud and read the whole thing in record time (the kissing parts twice).
This is the story of Evie, an orphan taken in and raised within the confines of the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA). She is both strong and sensitive as she tries to figure out her role in the larger scheme of things while attempting to be "normal". Lend, a shape-shifter, is caring and oh so yummy, and it's nice to see a guy who's not telling the main character what she can and cannot do in the name of "love". I'm crushing on Reth, a faerie of questionable motives. (I've got a thing for bad boys, so sue me).
Even though there are vampires, werewolves, and mermaids involved the story is fresh and exciting and lovely.
I'm not one for spoilers, so I'll simply say you don't want to miss this book. I can't wait for Supernaturally!
Born, raised, and still living in the Midwest with my kids and various shelter animals. I write contemporary YA, long and short, and covet all things chocolate. I'm very glad to meet you. By the way, you look fantastic!