Aug 19, 2011

Review - Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2) by Kiersten White
July 26th, 2011 from HarperTeen

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.

I really liked Paranormalcy and was SO looking forward to reading the second installment. Evie is such a likable character. She's funny, smart, adventurous, and has the kind of charm that can't be ignored. She really is fun to get to know and a very likable character. The story picks up a few months after all hell breaks loose at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, and Evie and Lend are all kissy kissy. That's okay, Evie deserves one minute of normalcy.... happiness. Things start out okay until other worldly things start attacking and trying to kill Evie. She's isn't too sure if all of these near misses are linked - she's kinda busy smoochin' and steering clear of Lend. (need more Lend, please)

I was a little frustrated with Evie's choices in this story. Lying and keeping things from your ever understanding boyfriend is never a good thing, and although Evie is a teenage girl, I was hoping she wouldn't go in that direction. Ah, no matter. There is a new bloke, Jack, who can walk the faerie paths. He. Was. Wacko. My emotions for Jack were all over the place! He was funny, dumb, obnoxious, manipulative, and obnoxious. Oh, I said that already.... Jack and his "antics" add a playful feel to the story even though...his actions raise red flags. You know something is up with this dude, but you just can't put your finger on it. Well, ya do. In the end.

Without a doubt the best part of Supernaturally is the personal growth of Evie. She really comes into her own in this story. Evie learns about her beginnings and starts to take charge of her own life (SO heartbreaking), and decides how she wants to live the rest of her life. I was honestly proud of that girl by the last page. #dabseyes

Overall, fun and quick read full of more twists and turns than those creepy faerie paths. Keep me out of those!

4 Stars

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  1. I like when the character grows through out the books. Sounds like a great read!

  2. Evie's growth is one of the major developments in the story, I totally agree. I liked Jack too ;) Great review, Jen!

  3. I need to get reading this book. I am so behind right now (but reading Wolfsbane right now and adoring it!). Great review. Can't wait to know what all Evie's bad choices are!

  4. I was a bit frustrated with Evie too but I'm so glad she learned from her mistakes! Jack was a great addition to the novel, bringing some laughs and stirring up some trouble... I can't wait for Endlessly!

  5. Awesome review. I have the series just need to get it cracked open.

  6. I just finished it yesterday and though Evie's mistakes were frustrating at times, I still liked her -not all characters are as endearing as she is in her mistakes - and well my only real complaint about the book is that WE NEED MORE LEND

    That's all.

    Oh, and maybe that Arianna stopped being such an Eeyore.

  7. Great review! I agree, Evie's lies were frustrating, but she did grow up a lot in this book. See you in October!!!!

  8. I really want to read this! Love Lend.

  9. Man, I really have to read this series. I am seeing this book EVERYWHERE, but I want to read Paranormalcy first so I don't feel left behind in the sequel.

    Thanks for the review!