During this last quarter, I read two books: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, and Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon. Paranormalcy is about a girl named Evie who never really had a real home; she was adopted at a young age for her special abilities. Evie doesn’t have a normal life either: her only boyfriend was a faerie who still tries to win her back over, and her job is to capture vampires, werewolves, ghosts and other paranormal creatures and send them back to her company’s headquarters where they train them to work the company. All the secrets about her past were never revealed to her, and now she is finally becoming curious as to where she came from. This makes for an exciting book that I couldn’t put down from start to finish. I would recommend this book to anyone who was interested in the paranormal genre, and anyone who loves action.
Dead Beautiful is an interesting murder mystery that revolves around Renée Winters, being that it was both of her parents that were murdered. Renée is forced to leave her hometown and move to Gottfried Academy, where she notices that the school is way different than she’s used to. People randomly disappear, and then they’re randomly discovered again dead in the forest due to a supposed heart attack. Renée is a character who is isn’t dumb, and will get to the bottom of any secret or mystery. She can tell when something strange is going on, and it’s like she has some sort of secret ability (wink wink). As for the entirety of the book, I thought that the book wasn’t as good as Paranormalcy, but the ending was unexpected. Not only is it an good ending, it just ends, like there should be a sequel to the book. After a little research, I found that there is a second book after this one. The title is called Life Eternal. I haven’t read it, but I intend to in the future. Would I recommend this to others? I’m not sure that I would. I feel as if I did need a fair amount of patience, and some parts really bothered me. For example, Dante, Renée’s boyfriend, isn’t allowed to kiss Renée on the lips, otherwise it would be fatal. Yet, he temps her and attracts her so it seems nearly impossible to resist.