Thursday, August 23, 2012

BRT: Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2)

Title: Supernaturally
Author: Kiersten White
Number of Pages: 336
Rating: 5/5
Date Published: July 26, 2011

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 glad to announce that I tried as hard as I could to think of something to give this a 4.5/5, and I couldn’t think of anything. SO GLAD. This sequel was fantastic, and I’m also glad to say it was able to surpass the first book with flying colors. I don’t see that often, and I’m happy this book could do it (especially since I love Evie.)

Actually, I did think of something to rate this 4.5/5, but oh well. I’m leaving it as it is. :P

So this new installation starts out with Evie being underwhelmed with everything in a normal life. And because of it, when she’s attacked by a paranormal and then offered a job from the IPCA, she takes it. The chapter names, Evie’s comments/rewording/bleeps, and the characters are all as much fun as in the last installment.

Except for two small things (What WOULD rate it down but I’m not going to do so).

1.       Evie, why did you get so whiny in a few parts of the book? I’m giving you leeway because a lot of it had to do with your new-normal lifestyle, and I got you were afraid it was the end of the world you weren’t accepted into college, but you didn’t need to spend 3 pages crying and moping about it.
2.       What happened with your relationship with Lend?! Lend is so boring in this book and you keep screwing things up with him because you think you’re not good enough. Oh my God stop MOPING and enjoy it!

That’s really the only few things that irked me throughout the book. Otherwise I loved it. Jack was... Okay, I’m going to quote Madeleine Rex on this one: he was like Peter Pan on steroids. I LOVED IT. He was hilarious, but this is another one of those books that didn’t completely shock me when I found out he wasn’t all he cracked up to be.

Watching Evie struggle with her faerie powers and learning about her origins was a fun thrill ride for me. A lot of people have mentioned this book wasn’t quite as fun as Paranormalcy, and I agree. Compared to Paranormalcy, this book happens to be a bit more forgettable. However, this is the in-between book of a trilogy. It’s the buildup to the final book. I can forgive it because of that.

There’s not much else to say. Reth comes back, YAY! I love Reth, and I think it was so cool Evie got to travel into Faeryland. (Or whatever this book calls it, LOL). I’m waiting eagerly for the chance to buy the next book. (:


  1. That's a great review. The middle of a trilogy is notoriously the most difficult, but 5/5 makes it sounds awesome!

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