By: Kiersten White
Paranormalcy is a YA horror about a teenage girl who has the power to see through the glamours of supernatural beings. Her talents were discovered and put to use by an underground (literally) organization based in Canada that catalogues, monitors, and tries to keep track of supernatural creatures. While hunting vampires and hags, the main character dreams about being a normal girl without the hassle of dangerous but 'controlled' fairy ex-boyfriends that also double as transportation.
As the novel moves on she finds out that she was made for a certain purpose, and that she is not the only one of her kind.
I highly recommend this book, even though there are parts that become sort of cheesy near the end. I thought the main plot, setting, and characters were pretty original. I don't know that there is a sequel or what it would be about if there was one, but I really liked the world that the author was creating.
Labels: Young Adult, Horror, Fantasy, fitting in, high school