3 S.R. Johannes: Bookanistas - Paranormalcy is all it's cracked up to be and more!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Bookanistas - Paranormalcy is all it's cracked up to be and more!

Today I'm going to give my blogger buddy, Kiersten White, a Happy Release Week/Month/Year! shout out. I've been following her for a long time and it's been awesome watching the process - fro her being sick, to struggling with Flash out, to selling....BIG!

Just in case someone has not heard of Paranormalcy, it is my duty to tell everyone. ( I appointed myself :)

Author: Kiersten White
I had the pleasure of meeting Kiersten in LA at SCBWI. WE had dinner and laughs. Even spent time taking pictures with her first hardback. She even taught me a thing or two about posing for pictures. She's versatile that way.

Good times.

She is as adorable in person as she is on her blog. Here's a little interview with her I did a few weeks ago.

Premise: Paranormal + Boys + Action!
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.
But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.

Cover Love!
Um hello - just look at it. It is gorgeous. And what's even more annoying, is that this book totally lives up to the hype. Its cute and witty, and intriguing, and mysterious. Oh yeah and it has - HOT BOYS! What more could you want?

What I love!
I had the pleasure of getting the arc back in May so I've been dying to discuss this book with everyone. I love Evie - she is sassy yet adorable. Spunky yet endearing. She cracks me up just like Kiersten. I read this book in a couple days. Seriously, I cracked up even on the first page and didn't put it down til I was done.

Be sure to stop by and check out what some of the other Bookanistas are reviewing today:
Lisa and Laura Roecker with the scoop on THE SECRET SOCIETY OF THE PINK CRYSTAL BALL
Myra McEntire is also dishing about PARANORMALCY
Elana Johnson is raving about THE REPLACEMENT
Shannon Messenger is praising THE BRIMSTONE KEY
Christine Fonseca is celebrating AMAZING AUGUST RELEASES
Carolina Valdez Miller is gushing about JANE


Myra McEntire said...

DItto Ditto on the LOVE! So good.

Tere Kirkland said...

Downloaded this, but have been too busy to read. Boo.

At least this long weekend comes at the perfect time!

Shannon Messenger said...

I can't decide which I love more, the book--or the author. They're both so awesome, you kinda wanna hate them for it. But you just can't. :)

Kelly H-Y said...

Sounds awesome!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I so want to read this. I'll probably go to the store tomorrow to get it.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I pre-ordered this one, and as soon as I finish devouring Mockingjay (I had to let my son read it first) I plan to devour it! :-)

Martina Boone said...

I've been staring at this one on my coffee table for two days. I'm finishing another book, and the beginning of the school year is eating all my time! Aghhhh!


Jemi Fraser said...

Can't wait to read this one! :)

My word verification is 'partiest' - on probably one of Kiersten's partiest days

Jessie Oliveros said...

Still waiting for mine in the mail...

Claire Dawn said...

Read. Loved. Marrying Lend.

Seriously I got the book on my Kindle at 5 pm, and was done by midnight. Didn't even eat dinner.

Carolyn V. said...

Oh! I want that book so bad! Congrats to Kiersten, I've only heard great things! =)

VS Grenier said...

It's so great with fellow writers do shout outs. I'll have to check out the book. I've heard great things about the author so I guess I need to make time to sit down and read her newest book.

C.R. Evers said...

sounds great! can't wait to read it.

Jennie Englund said...

Great recommendation/review!

This is definitely on my list!

Stina said...

I also met her in LA, and also thought she was adorable.

I started reading Paranormalcy last night. :)

Dorothy Dreyer said...

I loved this book! Amazing and fun and exciting all wrapped in a pretty package that kicks butt. :)

Looking forward to the sequel! :D

Julie Hedlund said...

Great review! Love Kiersten's blog, so between that and this review, it goes on my "list" for my next visit to the bookstore.

lotusgirl said...

I can't wait to read this one. It is at the top of my TBR list. I've been following Kiersten's blog for a long time. I'm going to be at the SCBWI in Charlotte. I'm looking forward to meeting you. Hopefully, we'll get a chance to hang for a few.

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

Love love love love!! And I just saw that Kiersten's book debuted on the NYT list!! Yay!!