Supernaturally by Kiersten White
Published by Harper Teen
Release date: July 26th (US)
Series: Paranormalcy #2
$17.99 (US hardback)
What it's about:
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 am so madly in love with Paranormalcy that I had a very high expectancy for Supernaturally and I'm really sad to say that it did not live up to my expectations.
Supernaturally did was I like to call the "2nd book rule." Now for me to explain the 2nd book rule, I would have to give away some spoilers so I won't do it. Just think of all the most popular YA paranormal romance book series and think of the second book. What do they all have in common? New Moon, Beautiful Darkness.... and so on. Anyways, Supernaturally followed along with this trend and I was sad to see it do that. I was hoping it wouldn't and that it could move on to be something really fantastic.
Another problem I had was that Evie complained during the whole bleeping book. None stop. This was a new character development for her that I was not thrilled with. Evie has swung her way up to one of the top spots in my favorite characters list and I was sad to see her take a downward dive. I would like to add thought that Lend is still way high up there on my list. How can you not love Lend? He sadly played a small role in this book and I'm hoping that in book 3 he will be in it a lot more.
Besides these complaints, it really was still good. There is still the same voice in it that always catches my attention and that I love (and after watching an interview with Kiersten White, I totally understand the voice now). There is a new character, Jack, who I found really interesting because he is such a man child.
I really can't wait for the 3rd book in this series now that the 2nd book has finished and all the necessary problems have been answered. No doubt the 3rd one should be as good as the first.
My rating: 8/10
Good but not fantastic. Anyone who has read Paranormalcy should still read this book though.