Reading Level: Young Adult
Size: 400 pages
Release Date: July 24, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Paranormalcy series
Source: Audiobook from Audible.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the third and final book in the Paranormalcy series. This was an excellent conclusion to the series; these are such fun books. They have a good plot and Evie is just so sarcastic and girly and funny.
I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook was very well done. The narrator sounds exactly like I imagine Evie would sound and does a great job of doing the other characters’ voices as well.
Evie is finally looking forward to be a normal girl in a normal school and also to spending lots of time with her boyfriend Lend. Of course nothing is ever simple and now IPCA wants to force her to come back to work for them. On top of that the Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans and the other supernaturals are certain that Evie is the only one that can save them from a horrible fate. All Evie wanted to do was plan the color scheme for the Prom dance and now here she is again saving the world.
Evie is a fun character; she is sassy, girly, and tough…all in one cute little package. At times she is also sensitive and heartfelt and loyal. I have to admit I enjoyed her less in this book than in previous books, mainly because she whined nearly the whole book. It wasn’t until the last third or so of the book that she finally stops whining and starts doing what needs to be done. The whole whining thing seriously annoyed me.
This is a lot of Reth in this book which made for some interesting dynamics between the characters. You pretty much get to see some of all the characters we came to love and know in the first two books.
The plot is well done, many things that happened in the first two books come into play. Everything comes together nicely and makes for a great story. Not a ton of action in this book but lots of intrigue. A satisfying end to everything that the series has been building up to. No huge surprises here, but everything is nicely tied up.
Overall it was a fun read and tied up the events that started in the first two books very well. Evie whines a lot in this book and that really annoyed me, but aside from that it was a well done book. The best way to describe this book is fun and sassy. It’s not the best YA faerie based paranormal series out there but it’s a good one. I highly recommend the whole series to fans of faerie based paranormal YA.