Author: Kiersten White
Series: Paranormalcy #2
Publication: July 26th 2011 by HarperTeen
Genre: Young Adult ~ Paranormal
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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.
First of all, I have to say that I’m a huge Kiersten White fan and I loved Paranormalcy so it really pains me to have to write a rather negative review for Supernaturally. I just thought the book fell a little flat for me. It was just okay for me and nothing more.
So like I said I loved the first book. I really did. The reason why I didn’t like this one was that it was rather boring (I’m so sorry, Kiersten!). I hate to say this but it’s just the way I felt. I felt like nothing really happened. Nothing too major anyway. And maybe it was just me but I felt that Evie was so freaking whiny in this book and if there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s whiny heroines. The sad thing is, I liked her a lot in Paranormalcy. *sad face*
There were a few good points though that I think I should mention. One of these points are all the unique paranormal creatures. This book is full of them and that was probably the thing I liked best. I always love books that have several creatures that are either unique or unknown to me. So bonus points for that. Also, I love the faeries. I know they’re kind of shady in this series but I can’t help myself, I love faeries. And Reth, I love him too. Don’t judge me.
The other characters weren’t too eye-catching, however. I used to think Lend was adorable but now I’m rather “meh” about him. Jack, though, was pretty interesting. At first he seemed like this real happy-go-lucky guy but turns out he had a hidden agenda. I can’t say I blame him, though. He went through pretty shitty things with the faeries.
Supernaturally was not a good sequel to Paranormalcy in my eyes. It was pretty dull with a very whiny main character and nothing too major happening. I did read it super fast, however and it’s easy to get into a book by Kiersten White. I really like her writing, even in this book. Will I read the final book? Probably but I’m not in any hurry to buy it right away.
Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy, The Chaos of Stars, and the psychological thriller Mind Games. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California.