Have you ever re-watched a movie you haven’t seen in a long time and forgot how good it was? That’s what I did yesterday with Legally Blonde. What a classic! Now if only I could conduct a highly scientific experiment to see if the Bend and Snap really works… (any volunteers?) 😀
In the meantime, here’s another review for a book I finished earlier this week:
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Genre: paranormal romance (as if you couldn’t guess that from the title)
This was a good read: it comes up just a little short of the mind-blowing level, but let’s face it: there are few books that are on that level. The heroine of this story is a girl named Evie, who is endearing for various reasons, but mostly because she unironically carries a pink rhinestone-studded taser on her missions to track and retrieve supernatural creatures. And she calls it Tasey. TASEY. How awesome is that? I appreciate a young protagonist with a sense of humour. Evie gets in her fair share of witty one-liners in this book and isn’t one of those heroines who will make you roll your eyes. Evie is a girl with an extraordinary ability: she can see through the “glamours” that supernatural creatures use to shield themselves from humans. But despite her unique ability, she remains down-to-earth and likeable. I might have enjoyed a bit more conflict though, and maybe a bit more elaboration on the IPCA (the organization Evie works for.) While there are a further two books in this series, Paranormalcy does a good job of wrapping up a lot of the conflict – a few threads are left dangling to deal with in the sequels, but the ending is ultimately satisfying.
Final grade: B