Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review: Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Title and Author: Supernaturally by Kiersten White
Genre and series: Young Adult, Paranormalcy #2

Published on July 26, 2011 by HarperTeen
Hardcover, 352 pages

Blurb: 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.

 Review: First off when I read Paranormalcy I loved it and couldn't wait for the second novel to come out; so I really thought that Supernaturally was going to be just as good and exciting. I thought wrong. What Supernaturally lacked from Paranormalcy  was action and excitement. In Paranormalcy there was a perfect balance of enough detail along with dialogue and usually a writer builds up to create a great climax, but this novel was dull, and only till the end did it start getting interesting. Supernaturally is mainly about Evie figuring how to live a normal life after IPCA and her continued relationship with Lend. The couple goes through problems like any other long distance relationship would face, and there is some drama involved. The author then tries to shift the attention to Arianna and we find out some of her past and current problems. Also a new character is added and introduced as well and his name is Jack; Jack's character I liked very much; he is  spontaneous, jumpy, and unique... exactly like a kid high on sugar.  There were some parts that were amazing, and there is a little twist as well, and I did get a tad emotional at the end, but overall it wasn't as great as I thought it would be; I would say it was okay. I hope that the last book of the series is better.

Reviewed by Vu


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