Thursday, August 12, 2010
This book is adorable. Kiersten White had me on page 2 of the ARC with this line:
"And trust me: Vampires? Not. Sexy."
Oh, you've gotta LOVE anything that makes fun of Twilight and its ilk. This is hilarious. And sweet and sexy without being raunchy (which I think is a difficult thing to pull off).
Evie is 16 and can see through glamours. This makes her extremely useful to the IPCA (the International Paranormal Containment Agency). She's an orphan with no memory of her parents and she's lived at the Center almost as long as she can remember. The Center, run by Raquel, took her in and gave her a place to live and a job. Evie finds vampires, werewolves, goblins and more, and brings them in for rehabilitation. Faeries provide instant transportation if she needs to go to, say, Budapest, in a hurry.
But now something unknown and deadly is killing paranormals. Does Lend, the strange but totally hot waterboy, have anything to do with it? Or is there someone else out there? Someone who has something in common with Evie?
Evie is a refreshing character, wise-cracking and yet vulnerable and sweet (she wants more than anything to go to a real high school and have a locker). She loves fashion. And did I mention she's funny? Read Kiersten's terrific blog for more details.
Coming on August 31 from Harperteen, and fine for ages 12 and up.