Saturday, August 27, 2011

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.

Title: Supernaturally {Paranormalcy, book 2}
Author: Kiersten White
Publication: 26th July 2011
Publisher: Harper Teen
336 pages

This book is the second instalment of a trilogy.

My review

I utterly loved the first instalment, Paranormalcy. So I had huge expectations for Supernaturally. I'm not disappointed in this sequel, but I am somehow perhaps less convinced than with the first one and I preferred Paranormalcy to Supernaturally. This book starts quickly with a lot of action and humor. Then, things slow down a bit and it took me a while to finish it. Fortunately when we approach the end of the book things accelerate and I'm now looking forward to reading the last instalment, it will be really hard to wait until next year.

Supernaturally is perhaps a little less funny than the first one, but there are still a lot of funny moments, especially in the beginning of the plot. The action is still well-present and surprises are numerous. I had a few surprises and some passages were quite unexpected for me.

This second instalment focuses more on the questions left pending after Paranormalcy. We learn more about Lend, IPCA and obviously Evie. Many questions are answered and it may be why this book is perhaps a bit slower than the first one.

Evie remains true to herself. She is still as funny, quirky (especially for her love of lockers), witty and sarcastic. Once again, she is brave and she has a sharp tongue. She makes more mistakes (sometimes a bit stupid) than in the first instalment. Lend is less present in this sequel, but he is still as charming. I must admit that I missed him a little. We also meet new characters, but I will let you discover them.

Kiersten White's writing is once again a pleasure to read. I really love how she writes as well as Evie, who has a very special voice, of her own. I'm not sure how to describe it, but the writing is very successful, light, funny and often captivating. If the pace is perhaps a bit slower and I took my time to read it, interspersed with several other readings, I never get bored and I was pleased to find the answers to some of my questions.

To sum up, although this second instalment was a little less delightful than the first one it was nonetheless an excellent read, full of twists and supernatural creatures. Kiersten White's writing and Evie's voice, are funny and pleasant, I liked them a lot and now I'm really looking forward to reading the last instalment Endlessly next year.

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  1. I have this one waiting to be read and I'm glad to know it's still good. I love Evie's love of lockers!! I'll go in expecting more answers and a little less action. Great review!



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