Tuesday, September 20, 2011
125) Supernaturally by Kiersten White
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 Review :
Paranormalcy has got to be one of the best audio books I listened to over the last year. So there was no stopping me from using my audible.com credit last month to get the sequel, Supernaturally. I couldn't wait to see what was going on in Evie's life. Is it everything she wished for?
Well the answer is no. Without the IPCA she is pretty bored. Sure school has lockers but it is nothing like her favourite High School TV show. So of course when trouble and excitement arrives in the form of Jack, she is pulled in. Jack isn't a lovable character but he is fun to read about. He did get on my nerves, and Evie's, but all in all he made things a little bit more interesting.
I missed Lend in this book though. Evie's boyfriend and love of her life always seemed to be busy with school. His appearances usually coincided with Evie getting into some kind of trouble and him getting mad with her which got a little tiring after a while. However I did really enjoy getting to know Arianna. I hope Evie has more time to spend with her vampire room mate in the future.
What really made this story special was finding out more about Evie and where she came from. Finally we get some solid information about where she came from and there is certainly space in future books to expand on the whole parents issue. I just hope that one day the poor girl gets a place to call home. I have to say it was pretty sad to realise Evie didn't have somewhere she felt like she belonged.
All in all this was a good sequel. Not as amazing as the first book but still totally original and worth reading. Not too lovey dovey or over the top, this series is one I am really enjoying. It maybe Young Adult but it isn't childish. Although I hope Evie stops bleeping using bleeps because she is really quite grown up and it isn't like she has any parents around who will ground her for swearing.
I am not a huge faery fan but this series is definitely one I can live with. After all there are more paranormal delights in this series other than the fae. I am looking forward to the third part, Endlessly, and can't wait to get it on audio. It is a nice series to listen to and I am even starting to like the narrators voice. It suits Evie somehow.