Author: Kiersten White
Evie’s paranormal past keeps coming back to haunt her. A new director at the International Paranormal Containment Agency wants to drag her back to headquarters. The Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans in her poisonous realm. And supernatural creatures keep insisting that Evie is the only one who can save them from a mysterious, perilous fate.
The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its fate rests solely in Evie’s hands.
So much for normal.
Behold: the end of an Evie era. This was the last book in the Paranormalcy trilogy, which means epic finale events and sad goodbyes and the regular fluffy fun I’ve come to expect from this series.
Like its prior entries, this book sometimes relies too much on over-the-top narrative that sounds like it might be trying a bit too hard to sound like it’s coming from a teenager, but its great humor despite the usual “seriousness” of paranormal books is one of its greatest strengths. Especially based on the cover, it’s difficult to guess how humorous these books are, but they’re more snarky-girl-with-a-sparkly-pink-Taser-who-loves-bad-teen-soaps than stand-around-talking-about-the-seriousness-of-the-situation-when-we’re-not-talking-about-the-epicness-of-our-love.
Yes, Evie’s obsession with her boyfriend, and his toward her, is over the top and a little annoying at times, but it’s nice to see the Good Guy as the boyfriend, especially when he’s an actual nice guy and not just Not-A-Bad-Boy. Sometimes he’s over the top as well, but he’s still a pretty good guy.
There are some good secondary characters – I love the twisted Jack, mostly due to the twistedness – and I think many of the secondary characters were my favorite characters of all. Reth, while definitely morally twisted as a faerie, was quite interesting to read about and I kind of felt bad for him. Meanwhile, I was almost rooting for Jack and Evie to end up together (not that there was ever a real love triangle, so don’t worry about that, haters-of-love-triangles), not because I actually thought they should date each other, but because I wanted to read more about the entertaining Jack.
Overall, the story itself is decent. I love reading Kiersten White’s blog, which probably biases me slightly toward this book, but her new series comes out this year, which sounds drastically different, should give me the perfect opportunity to see if White is the type of author to follow no matter the genre or characters.