Sunday, October 14, 2012

Review: Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2)

Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Page Count: 336
Chapter Count: 41
Named Chapters: Yes
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Tag Line: None
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Evie finally has the normal life she's always longer for, but she's shocked to discover that being ordinary can be... kind of boring. So when she's given the opportunity to work for the International Paranormal Containment Agency again, she leaps at the chance.

But then Evie's faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears, and tells her that a battle is brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole paranormal world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.

Opening Sentence: Oh, bleep. I was going to die.


Supernaturally, the second book in Kiersten White's Paranormalcy was an okay book. However, I didn't like it nearly as much as I did Paranormalcy.

Supernaturally starts almost exactly where Paranormacly left off. We join Evie now fully enrolled in High School and about to die from Girl's Gym, that or the Coach who seems to hate her guts for some reason. Lend has gone off to college so he is only able to come and see Evie on the weekends (even though he manages to appear throughout the book even on week days). Evie has moved in with Arianna because living with Lend's dad without him being home all the time would be too weird. Evie is no longer a member of IPCA and she has the normal life that she desperately wanted throughout the entirety of Paranormalcy.

So what could be the problem? I mean, Evie got everything she wanted and she even saved a TON of paranormals when she took down Vivian in the last book. She even got the guy.

The problem is.... now that she has a normal life (like she wanted), it just.... to normal for her. [insert eye roll here]

Your freaking kidding me right? I spent all of book one reading about how much you wanted a normal life, but now that you have it you want something else. This is the classic lesson of, "things aren't always greener on the other side."

Don't ask for something, unless your willing to commit to it. So needless to say, she is some how sucked back into working for IPCA. I mean other ways, how else would Ms. White have been able to make a sequel out of this series? People don't want to read about normal people.

We are introduced to Jack who becomes an important part of book two, and serves as Evie's companion for most of the book. Most of the book that she happens to also be lying to her boyfriend, Lend. Not letting him know that she has joined back with IPCA, that's she is with Jack, that she has "taken" from some paranormals.... on and on. Come on... really? You fought to be out of this life style and to be with Lend throughout all of book one. And finally achieved it at the end. Now in book two you just fall back right into that lifestyle and start lying to the guy who you love so very much? Such bs to me.

Most of the book is predictable. If you pay close attention you can easily figure out who is behind most of the incidents going on and why they are doing it. You can figure out that none of this ends well... that should be self-explanatory.

So all together, this book was just okay for me. A lot of it seemed forced. There were some things that I enjoyed and liked. But they were few and far between. Not really enough good to make up for everything that annoyed be about this book.

I will still read Endlessly the final book in this series, but I wont be anxiously awaiting it like I was for this book.