Friday, March 16, 2012

Hooked on The Paranormalcy Trilogy

This is why you should read Kiersten White's trilogy...


I've Always Been Ridiculous 
Once, when I was probably too old for this story to be cute (ten or eleven), my parents were away in the middle of the afternoon. I was in charge of the three siblings younger than myself. I took that responsibility very seriously. I also took all of my Stranger Danger training very much to heart. So when someone called for our mother and my little sister TOLD THE STRANGER ON THE PHONE THAT OUR PARENTS WERE NOT HOME, I was pretty sure we were all going to be murdered. 
Thus it was our parents returned home to find us huddling in a fort made of couch cushions, out of view of all the windows, clutching knives. 
But were any of my siblings murdered by roving strangers cold-calling houses to find out which ones had no parents at home? No they were not. If that wasn't successful babysitting, I don't know what was.
That's a true life tale from authoress extraordinaire Kiersten White's youth, and it's a prime example of why I LOVE reading her work. That VOICE! It's witty and relatable with just a touch of the snarkiness we all love. Most of all, when I'm reading Paranormalcy or Supernaturally (Endlessly comes out July 24th! Squee!), something about Kiersten's voice shining through her character Evie just makes me feel normal. Like all the weird stuff that makes me me is par for the course. I can only imagine that the millions of teenagers buying her books feel the same way, and if there's ever a time you need to feel normal for being weird, it's when you're a teenager!

I'm doomed forever to read whatever Kiersten White puts out there in the marketplace because I love her voice that much. But it's even worse than that. I want you to be doomed with me.

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Free copy of Paranormalcy (in U.S.) for a random commenter. Oh yeah, the first one is always free. :)

16 comments:

  1. I love Paranormalcy. Her story reminded me of a time I was home alone with my siblings and there was a NOISE in the kitchen. We were all sure it was a murderer waiting for us to go get a snack. I was the youngest so there was no way I was going in there. After a few hours (it felt like hours anyway) my one and only brother got up the courage to go in the kitchen. It was our tortoise. lol

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  2. These look really cool! :D They've been on my to-read list. I should get on that.

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  3. these books look awesome! I would love to read them :)

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  4. She definitely has great voice! Love these books.

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  5. Evie is one of my favorite YA protags...you're right, love the voice.

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  6. I keep meaning to read these! Sounds like the kind of thing I'd love.

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  7. I've been hearing about Paranormalcy for a while now. Gotta pick it up - and I will - unless I win! laurisawhitereyes at yahoo dot com

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  8. I love the covers. I never got a chance to pick any of her books up, but hearing you rave about them I think I should :)

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  9. A great example of voice that helped me understand how to accomplish that task better myself. Gorgeous cover art too. The covers alone make the trilogy appealing, even without all the positive hype you clearly deserve.

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  10. Haven't read these ones yet but I definitely plan to check them out. Have heard a LOT of good word of mouth about them.

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  11. I'm in Canada so don't enter me...but had to stop and say I LOVED the first and am gearing up for two and three, so very excited to read them!

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  12. Pick me! Pick me! :) Beautiful covers is right!

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  13. I know this post is a few months old, but I just had to say I love this series. Cannot wait for the final book. :)

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