Saturday, 13 August 2011

Book Review: Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2)Title: Supernaturally
Author: Kiersten White
Series: Paranormalcy #2
Pages: 420
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Publication: 26th July 2011
Source: Bought
Synopsis from 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.


My Thoughts:
I LOVED Paranormalcy when I read it in December - it's definitely one of my favourite books EVER. So when I got my hands on Supernaturally I had to read it as soon and as quickly as I could. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

One of the best things about Paranormalcy (possible the BEST thing) was Evie. She was snarky, sarcastic, and funny, and so great to read about. And in Supernaturally, she's all that, and more. It was a pleasure to be back reading from her point of view, and without her, these books would be nowhere near as good, or as readable. I mean, I'd still like them, because of the awesome plot lines, but they probably wouldn't be my favourite. But of course, she wouldn't be the same without Lend...

I didn't like Lend as much in this one, or, it wasn't that I didn't like him, it was more that he wasn't in it nearly as much and I missed him. I thought he overreacted to a few things in the book, and I felt that he took on a more responsible and sensible boyfriend role, but he was still cute and kind and looked out for Evie, and did what he thought was best for her.

And then there was Jack... He was hilarious. Some of the things he does, made me laugh out loud in a way that books never make me laugh. First, there was the girls' locker room scene - if you've read it you'll know what I'm talking about and if you haven't, I'm sure you can guess, and then there were the times in the faerie paths when he was guiding Evie through... Everything he did made me giggle, right until the very end, even when things go wrong... I don't know how else to put it without spoiling it... ;)

I really enjoyed reading about Evie and her adventures outside of the IPCA, it gave a different kind of feeling to the book, and it was nice to have a change of scenery. Evie in school sounded so funny, and I would have loved to have been in her class, especially in her gym class! She sounded just like me ;) As in, she hated it and wondered why anyone would want to do it... ;P And her obsession with lockers was nice to read about again... Little things like that that I'd forgotten about while waiting for Supernaturally made me smile when I remembered about them.

The plot was exciting, fast paced, and the action started right at the start of the book. Literally, it's about on page 2 or 3 when she gets whisked out of class and something happens. And I expected nothing less. The action carried on throughout the book, and there was never a dull moment. Even in the parts where not much was happening, I was never bored, and Evie's thoughts kept me entertained.

Overall, Supernaturally was the perfect sequel to Paranormalcy, and I devoured it in one day. I was really looking forward to reading it, I had high hopes, and it delivered exactly what I wanted. I LOVED it. So if you loved Paranormalcy, then Supernaturally will not disappoint you, and if you haven't read Paranormalcy yet, I'm telling you, go and READ IT. Please. ;)

My Rating:
I give it 5 feet!

Challenges:
2011 Paranormal YA Reading Challenge #38
2011 100+ Reading Challenge #67

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