Sunday, July 24, 2011


Kiersten White

The synopsis, from the publisher:

"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."

Kiersten White's follow-up to Paranormalcy is much more introspective than the first, as Evie tries to figure out just where she belongs, and who (and better yet what), she is.  I do miss a lot of elements from that first book that were missing from the sequel, like Lish, but we do get a taste of a lot of what made that first book so good, like Tasey and the IPCA, just less of it, as Evie makes room for other things in her life.  Evie seems very lost throughout much of this title, which isn't always very fun to read, but White brings her trademark humor to her lovable character, and with a strong supporting cast, makes this book nearly as fun as her debut.  It's cool to see White further explore the world that Evie lives in, and find herself in a world where she doesn't feel she belongs.  And there are plenty of cool monsters in there, as well as plenty of action.  For awhile, it seems like events are sort of random, but it all kind of falls into place by the end when what's really been going on is revealed.  White also doesn't just ignore what has come before when it comes to the whole saga of Vivian and the Empty Ones, but really follows through in this title with consequences.  All-in-all, Supernaturally is a very solid follow-up to Paranormalcy.

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