Released: July 26, 2011
Author's Website: Kiersten White
Buy it: Amazon
Genre: Paranormal YA
1. Paranormalcy (my review)
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 Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars
My Opinion: I was a big fan of Paranormalcy. Obviously I had hoped I would enjoy Supernaturally just as much, if not more. But for some reason, Supernaturally didn’t resonate with me in the same way Paranormalcy had. I found Evie extremely selfish this time around, and her inability to accept blame for anything had me quite annoyed. Also, she lies a lot. Lies that aren’t always necessary, and while I realize this is fiction, there is nothing that bothers me more than a liar. She still had that fun flair to her (sometimes), but I don’t know. It just didn’t make up for the things that annoyed me. To be honest, I can’t remember if she was this way in Paranormalcy. My issues with her character made it difficult to enjoy the story at times. Enough so that I actually had to force myself through the book.
Now that that is out of the way, I’ll tell you what I did like about Supernaturally. Jack. I felt bad for Lend for the majority of the book, but Jack was a great addition to this series. For a while. It’s a shame that he was my favorite part of this story, that’s all I’m saying. I think he taught Evie more about humanity than any human she had encountered. But. Sigh.
I think my favorite part of the entire book was the acknowledgments. (Seriously, Kiersten White writes some adorable acknowledgments!) Very little happened in this story, and I’ll probably read the final installment eventually just to see where this story ends. But I have to be honest. I think Paranormalcy should have been a stand-alone.