Sunday, April 22, 2012

review: Supernaturally


Title by Author: Supernatually by Kiersten White
Series (if applicable): Paranormalcy series, book 2
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: 2011
Page Count:  336
Source: library
Blurb: 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.

My Interest in this book is: I loved Paranormalcy that I had to read the next one… and love the cover!

My Review:

Evie has learned a little more about the creature that was killing off the paranormals, but is in for a shock when she learns more about herself.  The first thing being that being ‘normal’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  Her boyfriend is at college, and she is living with an emo vamp who wants nothing more than to be a fashion designer.  Evie also learned that the IPCA did a little more harm than she thought.  But that doesn’t stop her from taking a few side jobs with the IPCA, as it has changed since the attack.

This second book in the series was filled with the same great characters, plus some new ones.  It is also filled with more action, and typical teenage behavior on Evie’s part…. Well, typical Evie, that is… doing what she wants and then thinking about what she’s done.  She’s smart and sassy, but begins to doubt herself a bit as she learns more of what she is and what she can do.

One thing that did bother me was that Lend was a bit more non-understanding of what Evie was doing with the IPCA.  He didn’t support her in what she was doing, and the main part of that was trying to find out more of who she was and where she came from.  There is also Jack, a human raised by faeries, so he could travel the Faerie Paths – and would take Evie along to different places, to do questionable things.  I was kind of surprised at Evie for going along with Jack… kind of like “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.”

Even though there seemed to be more action in this story, it didn’t knock my socks off as much as the first book did.  It’s a bit darker, understandably, but did not have as much of the ‘fun’ as the first one.  I am, however, looking forward to the last book in the series to see how the battle between the faerie courts is fought, and will Lend be by Evie’s side for the battles that will be sure to ensue?!   

Favorite Quotes:
“Gorgeous and smart.  I’m a lucky girl.  But, umm, it’s kind of creeping me out to be attracted to you when you look exactly like your dad.  Glamour shift?”

“What, shattering my one remaining fantasy wasn’t enough?”  Faeries didn’t have wings and bordered on evil; pixies were dirty, feral, and tended to bite; and mermaids had neither glorious hair nor seashell bras.  Now this about unicorns.  Sometimes reality sucked.

After a frustrating half hour, I finally caught sight of a glamoured corpse head in the middle of a crowd waiting for the Ferris wheel.  He had his arm around a pretty young thing in an incredibly weather-inappropriate outfit that showed off her very slender, very blood-filled neck.  She stared at him in that vapid, intoxicated way employed only by women under a vamp’s control.  Or the way I sometimes get when faced with cupcakes.
Mmm. Cupcakes.

When I finished this book, I felt: Slightly disappointed that it wasn’t as humorous as the first, but it was still a very good story and now I have to wait for the conclusion!
Rating: 4 Stars
Other books to read by this author or theme:  Make sure to read Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.  A good parody on the whole paranormal genre.
Tag: paranormal, humour, romance, teenager, mystery

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Found your blog from the A to Z challenge. I really liked the humor in Paranormalcy and haven't gotten to this one yet. I'm pretty burned out by the paranormal genre but I appreciate how this series doesn't take itself too seriously.

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