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.
Supernaturally was a riveting and exciting sequel to the fantastic Paranormalcy. There was endless action and so many plot twists that kept me hooked and I can't believe I have to wait so long for the third book, Endlessly, to be released!
Evie was back and although she has changed a lot from book one, she was still her sweet and independent self. I know we would we great friends in real life and I enjoyed getting to know her even more in Supernaturally. Evie's adventures are always unique and entertaining. Her spunk and fierceness make her such a likable character and Kiersten White did an excellent job of developing Evie even more in this addition to the series.
While I admit I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the first book, I still was overjoyed to be back in Evie's world and experiencing all her adventures alongside her. This book did not fall into the sequel slump as there was just as much action and plot twists that I had been hoping for. Evie learns more about herself and those around her in Supernaturally and she experiences the "real" world for the first time. There were new characters introduced, as well, which made the book that much better.
Paranormal encounters abound and Evie is forced to make some difficult choices. Lend played an even bigger role in Supernaturally and I am so glad he had his chance to shine. Although everything between Lend and Evie wasn't sunshine and butterflies, this just made them a much more realistic couple.
There were many surprising things revealed in Supernaturally that kept me hooked. Evie learns more not only about herself, but about those around her. The last few chapters were especially addicting and once I started reading them I couldn't set the book down. There is still one more book in the series to come, Endlessly, and the ending of Supernaturally was a cliffhanger. Not a huge one, but there is still a lot I am anxious to see resolved in the third and final addition to the series!
Overall, Supernaturally was a fantastic addition to the series. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the prequel, but it was still an exciting and entertaining read that proves just how great of a writer Kiersten White really is. Endlessly can't be released soon enough- I need more of Evie and Lend!
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
July 26, 2011/HarperTeen/336 Pages/Young Adult/Book Two
Other books in the series: Paranormalcy and Endlessly (2012)