Thursday, August 18, 2011

Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2) by Kiersten White

Book Summer (Via Goodreads): 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.

Book Trailer:

Book Review:
I had mixed feelings about this book before I even read the first page. I was really excited to continue Evie's adventure, but I was also worried about the "second book" syndrome. Turns out, I was right on both accounts. First off, let me just say that overall, I really enjoyed this book. Readers get to see another side of Evie. White did an excellent job of fleshing out Evie's character. I also enjoyed the evolution of Lend and Evie's relationship. I had read in another review that we don't see much of Lend this time around, and I think that is untrue. Lend is definitely a solid part of this story, but the main focus is on Evie. The supporting characters are just as great. I just love Arianna, and actually wished the was more of character in the story. I will admit, some of my favorite parts of this book are when Evie finds herself face to face with trolls, vamps, and other various paranormal creatures. I honestly wish there was more action to balance out the story a bit more. There was a lot of inner-reflection on Evie's behalf. It was fun reading about Evie trying to fit in at high school. The gym stories were the best! I guess overall, this book was rather entertaining, although it did fall short in a few areas. I am anxious to see where Evie's story goes from here. I am also sad that this next book will be the last in the series. You can check out my review of the first book in the series, Paranormalcy, here.

Favorite Quote:
"After a frustrating half hour, I finally caught sight of a glamored 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 get sometimes when faced with cupcakes. 

Mmmm. Cupcakes." (p. 251)

Cover Art Commentary:
Love the colors! Warm and welcoming, a bit opposite of the first cover, which was dark and mysterious. This cover definitely sets the tone for the overall story.



  1. Great to know you enjoyed this :)

  2. Glad you enjoyed Supernaturally! I had the same worries but thankfully I found Supernaturally just as good, if not better ^-^

    Fab review!

  3. I loved book one so I'm hoping to love this one too. Great review.

  4. I still need to get the first book, because after hearing such great things about it I must read it. I'm sorry to hear that the sequal is not as awesome as the first book. I love action, and to find out that it ain't got that, I feel a bit worried. Worried that I won't like this one. Great review!

  5. Great review! It seems like a lot of series I've read are ending next year. I'm excited to see what happens but also a little sad that there's no more Evie.

  6. Glad that you liked this one! Too bad there wasn't enough action. =/

  7. I'm actually looking forward to seeing what else Kiersten White has in store for us. I think she's awesome and totally funny. I love that cupcake quote. I can't believe I haven't read this yet. Gr!

  8. Great review! Here's hoping for a more actionfilled third book though!

  9. I can't even describe how excited I am to read this book! Im a new follower! your blog is so pretty! I love the colors and the rating system!

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  10. I haven't had a chance to read this yet, but now I'm excited for it!