Title: Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2)
Author: Kiersten White
Release Date: July 26th 2011
Published by: HarperTeen
Read: November 11th 2012
Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be…kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.
But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.
So much for normal.
What I thought:
I originally read this book last year, but at the time wasn’t yet used to writing reviews so I never wrote my thoughts down on this. A year later, I have the third book, but I can’t remember what happened in this one, so I’m doing a re-read!
The one thing I loved the most about the first book was the humour and the way in which Evie told the story. This book starts right off with that same fun tone, and greeted me with a smile. She’s trying to live a “normal” life at high school, all while dealing with the fact that her remaining soul could burn out at any minute. And her fascination with lockers amuses me to no end! We even find out more about her past and where she came from.
As for Evie, yes she did have the humour, but I also found her a bit more selfish in this book. She is keeping the secret that Lend will eventually become immortal all to herself. She should just come out and tell him, if he really does care for her he will get through it, but she’s too worried that he’ll leave her if she finds out and keeps delaying telling him. In the end this does get solved, but I still think her mentioning very often that she wasn’t going to tell him yet was a bit much. Lend is still a sweet guy, but he’s busy with College a lot and away more from Evie, which she doesn’t like of course.
In this book, IPCA wants Evie back to help, especially after the disaster and destruction to their center and people from the last time. Jack is introduced and although he’s a bit weird and has some past issues, he is all human yet he can navigate the Faerie doors and Paths. This book also delves a lot more into the Faerie realm in general, especially the politics, what they did in the past, and mentions of the Queen and such. There is even a journey into the Faerie world. There is a lot more going on behind the scenes as things develop too, including the emergence of many more paranormals that no one had seen before.
Although this book was good and still lots of fun to read, it wasn’t as great as the first one. I do still recommend this series for those that love paranormal books though.