August 27, 2012

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

As of late, I haven’t been able to even finish a book, let alone write about one, so my apologies for slacking this month. However, that was until the funny, fast-paced, and light-hearted Paranormalcy hit the spot.  Evie is 16 and works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA).  Since she has the ability to see beyond creatures’ glamours down to whom or what they really are, she mainly does “bag-and-tag” missions.  This involves tagging vampires and werewolves and the like to catalog and neutralize their powers.  Evie believes she’s a normal girl and longs to have a normal life not filled with creepy, decrepit vampires and evil faeries until she discovers she happens to be a Category Seven Paranormal, the highest category meant for the most unknown paranormals.  All types of mystical creatures make an appearance in this trilogy and feisty Evie is often making fun of them which I really enjoyed after so many dark and angsty paranormal novels. 

August 13, 2012

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green

These two are geniuses, and I mean Levithan and Green, however the teenaged Will Grayson's are unforgettable too.  Alternating chapters between the Will Grayson's provides an insight into each as individuals until their serendipitous meeting in an adult video store.  Tiny, whose real name is not Will Grayson, has a starring role as the best friend of one WG and as the boyfriend of OWG (Other Will Grayson).  Both WG's lives become intertwined after their meeting and eventually learn a lot about themselves in this hilarious coming-of-age story.  I highly recommend listening to this book, the actors are phenomenal as well and brought the characters to life.