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Supernaturally

Supernaturally

Written by Kiersten White

Narrated by Emily Eiden


Supernaturally

Written by Kiersten White

Narrated by Emily Eiden

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4/5 (71 ratings)
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Jul 26, 2011
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9780062111319
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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.

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Jul 26, 2011
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About the author

Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy, The Chaos of Stars, and the psychological thrillers Mind Games and Perfect Lies. She has neither magic nor a pet bird, but wants both. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, California.

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  • (3/5)
    I did not enjoy Supernaturally as much as Paranormalcy. Where before Evie had been delightfully brazen and independent, in this book she just whines constantly. Nothing is good enough for her: her job sucks, school isn’t as glamorous as she thought, Lend isn’t around enough, and she keeps wishing she wasn’t so bleeping bored. When things DO happen, she’s complaining about how paranormal creatures never leave her alone and she just wants a normal life. Evie behaved foolishly throughout the whole novel, keeping secrets from Lend to spare his feelings and ensure he doesn’t become angry at her, taking on risky missions and not telling anyone when she sees Reth around. Her selfishness astounded me because I had not thought of her as such, but in this book all Evie can do is think about herself. Evie tends to take a minor set-back and extrapolate it out so that her whole life becomes meaningless because of it. It galls me that Evie only applies to one college - the one Lend attends - and never gives any thought to what she would do if she isn’t accepted, which is silly considering her poor performance at school anyway.The story is fast paced and enjoyable to read if overlook the changes in Evie. I liked the idea of it, and did not see the twist at the end coming at all. I also liked that more of Evie’s past was revealed, and we get a better understanding of her true nature. More is also revealed of the fey and paranormal creatures by and large. Evie and Lend’s relationship sufferers in this book - Lend has definitely lost his charm and becomes a peripheral character. The relationship seems stained, mainly because of the secrets Evie is keeping from Lend, but also because, somehow, Lend has managed to become a bland copy of his former self.I feel that the quality of the series has deteriorated greatly, and am unsure whether I will pick up Endlessly when it is available. I probably will just to see what happens, but I certainly don’t anticipate it.You can read more of my reviews here.
  • (2/5)
    Evie's living outside the IPCA, with her boyfriend Lend and his family. She's going to high school and doing "normal" teenaged things and she is bored. So when she had a chance to work for the IPCA again, she agrees.

    This book focuses on a war between the faerie courts and secrets about Evie and her past.

    I have to admit, I enjoyed this much less than the first book. It seems to me that nothing new is happening to Evie and I'd like to see more growth and change from her.
  • (3/5)
    I should have known that the second book wouldn't get any better than the first. Granted Evie wasn't being actively hunted by the fairies, she was still being hunted in a way. Lend has gone off to college and of course Evie feels all alone again, so she easily steps back into working for IPCA. Evie is attending high school and applying to only one college in the hopes that she'll get in and be with Lend.
    The story was mainly more whining from Evie about how awful her life is and a few paranormal hunts for IPCA, but really it was more of the same kind of boring, and I am wondering if it'll ever get better.
  • (3/5)
    This was a let-down from "Paranormalcy." Evie no longer deserves to be on my "kick-ass heroines" shelf, because somehow between this book and the last she's turned into one of those vapid heroines that is all too common in teen fiction these days. I didn't like seeing her pine away for her boyfriend who is away at college, act like a jerk to her only friend, and only want to attend college for the sole purpose of being near her boyfriend.Other things I didn't like:-Jack. I got the feeling that Kiersten white really enjoyed writing this character. But I don't think he came across on the page the way White pictured him in her head. To me, he was annoying. At least Evie and I can agree on that.-The vampire mythology. I appreciate that White gave her vampires a different set of rules than we're used to seeing, but I had a lot of trouble with it. Though I will say I LOVE the character of Arianna, Evie's vampire roomie. I also love all of the other paranormals that were used in this book, especially the trolls.-Evie's backstory. (No spoilers.) The mystery of where Evie comes from is set up in the first book. In the second book we get a piece of it. I'm not complaining about the revelation, but the way it was handled was a let down.This was a mediocre follow-up to a book I really enjoyed. I'll read the final installment, but now I know not to get my hopes up.
  • (4/5)
    Normal isn't all it's cracked up to be. Evie thought having a life away from IPCA would be more like Easton Heights. I don't think she realized how mundane it would be.



    Evie has all the snarkiness she had in Paranormalcy. At times I wanted to beat some sense into her. She makes boneheaded decisions and doesn't include those she cares about. She's also way more depressed in this book. I know it has to do with not seeing Lend as much as she wants, but good gravy woman, get yourself together. Life isn't that bad.

    I was surprised Rachel wasn't in the story more since she brought Evie back into missions. IPCA's new little accomplice, Jack, is EVERYWHERE. He reminds me of my son, absolutely cannot sit still. He also causes a ton of mischief. Reth makes a few appearances, and at times I was actually happy to see him. But I always go for the not so good guy. ;) We finally get answers to some of the questions we had in Paranormalcy. I happen to love getting new info, even if I'm left with more questions.

    The storyline, for me, was pretty predictable. That's something I can overlook when it comes to White's writing. She's funny, and keeps you sucked in.
  • (3/5)
    This was a let-down from "Paranormalcy." Evie no longer deserves to be on my "kick-ass heroines" shelf, because somehow between this book and the last she's turned into one of those vapid heroines that is all too common in teen fiction these days. I didn't like seeing her pine away for her boyfriend who is away at college, act like a jerk to her only friend, and only want to attend college for the sole purpose of being near her boyfriend.Other things I didn't like:-Jack. I got the feeling that Kiersten white really enjoyed writing this character. But I don't think he came across on the page the way White pictured him in her head. To me, he was annoying. At least Evie and I can agree on that.-The vampire mythology. I appreciate that White gave her vampires a different set of rules than we're used to seeing, but I had a lot of trouble with it. Though I will say I LOVE the character of Arianna, Evie's vampire roomie. I also love all of the other paranormals that were used in this book, especially the trolls.-Evie's backstory. (No spoilers.) The mystery of where Evie comes from is set up in the first book. In the second book we get a piece of it. I'm not complaining about the revelation, but the way it was handled was a let down.This was a mediocre follow-up to a book I really enjoyed. I'll read the final installment, but now I know not to get my hopes up.
  • (4/5)
    Whoever designed this book's cover must not have read it, as that just CAN'T be Evie! Especially not the Evie as performed by Emily Eiden in the audiobook version. Eiden's voice really makes the character come alive for me in a way that makes me feel fond of her, rather than annoyed at her for being such a teenager! I also enjoy the slightly different "take" on the paranormal world in this series.
  • (4/5)
    Ahh!
    This book was awesome, I loved it, and I can't wait to read the next one!!!
  • (5/5)
    I'm pretty sure that words can't begin to describe how much I love this series. From the second I picked up Paranormalcy, I was hooked. It's only been some serious budget issues that have prevented me from running downtown and buying my own copies. (which, rest assured, I WILL do as soon as the afore mentioned budget issues are resolved-I simply MUST own these books.)
    I suppose there's always the worry that the second book in a series will be the Empire Strikes Back of the bunch. No worries here. Supernaturally delivers another slam dunk for Kiersten White. (Also, I love Empire Strikes Back. Don't get me wrong there.) It's seriously awesome.

    Let's talk characters:

    Evie: still supercool, still a girly tomboy (which my pal Yume said, so she gets credit for that), still carries Tasey around (though not as frequently as she did while working for IPCA), and she's still madly in love with Lend, who totally remains hot. Evie is the kind of girl that I'd hang out with in real life.

    She finally gets some answers in this book, and while she may not like what she hears, at least she knows, right? The cool thing is what she does with those answers. Because really, it's not what I expected.

    Lend: a little more absent in this one, as he's off studying at Georgetown. Still extremely hot, even in his real form, still the ideal boyfriend (where can I get me one of those?), and still totally charming. Even when he's upset, he's charming. I still love him. A lot.

    Jack: new character introduced. For him, **&^&%^%$#@@#%$@!#$%^^&&**()(*&^%$@!!@#$%^&*())(*&^%$#@!@#$%^&&^%$##$. Take that, Jack. Didn't like him. Not ever. (not the way he was written, just HIM. If he was a real guy, I'd totally hate on him. He was brilliantly written.)

    White is still rocking the plotlines, still poking fun of the paranormal formula (In Which Evie Gets A Locker!!!), and doing it brilliantly. Also, I think I've said brilliantly quite a lot. It's just the best word I can think of right now for this book.

    I love Kiersten White's writing style. Her wit literally leaps off the page at you. There were moments when I laughed out loud. I love that she substitutes 'bleep' for swear words. I love that she writes like normal people talk. Really, these are some of the best books I've ever read.
    Plus: COVER LOVE. A lot of it. Seriously a lot of it.

    All of that combines to make me completely Incoherent!
  • (3/5)
    This definitely feels like a middle book. I spent a lot of time waiting for things to happen. Still enjoyed it, but I hope the third one's better.
  • (4/5)
    Continuing her riveting series with the eloquent voice, vivid and funny writing and shining characters, Kiersten White brings the goods in the highly anticipated second book of her Paranormalcy series.

    Like with Paranormalcy, I found being in Evie's head a delightful and very often hilarious experience. This book is slightly darker than the first and I liked that we get to explore the fairy realms and magics some more and deal with some conflicting and more troublesome emotions.

    Other things I loved:

    * Lend.
    * The way the overarching story arch vs. local story arch is handled. There are still many questions left unanswered and you'll long to read the third book, but this book's story wraps up completely and neatly, leaving you with a feeling of satisfaction and a good anticipation.
    * The writing style. It's just so comfortable, funny and quirky. It works incredibly well.

    Things I didn't like so much:

    * Too much Lorethan - and not in a good way. I like the character of Lorethan but found his actions and motivations in this book growing more and more strange and incomprehensible as the book continues. Where I felt I had a grip on the character before, after finishing this book I'm mystified and more than slightly horrified.
    * This may sound strange, so I hope I explain it sufficiently. I really, really missed Lish, and felt as if Evie didn't think about her or miss her presence as much as I did.
    * Evie becomes stupid and makes stupid decisions, most unlike her socially naive but street smart self from book one. Perhaps it's a part of showing her as "normal", in the author's mind? For me and most other people, teens most definitely included, it borders on TSTL. Whatevs, but for a while in the middle there I seriously thought: Evie would never fall for that shit.

    Despite its problems, I had a fantastic time reading this book. I thoroughly enjoyed Supernaturally and wait in anticipation for the next (last?) one.

    RECOMMENDED FOR: Fans of Paranormalcy - Paranormalcy is Required Reading before reading Supernaturally. Some series you can just start off in the middle. Not this one. So, some demographic as for Paranormalcy.
  • (3/5)
    I thought the ending was pretty predictable, but it was still an enjoyable continuation of the series.
  • (3/5)
    Not as good as Paranormalcy, I was very disapointed
  • (4/5)
    Very different in mood from the first book. Evie is still Evie and I still love her but through this part of the story she has many of the normal concerns, which she wanted so much through the first book, piled on top of everything else. And they mix with her paranormal concerns in such a way that this part of her story is like a metaphorical coming of age story. As a continuation of the first book I found that very interesting. This book was all about Evie but along the way the plot was thickening along a couple lines that I think are setting up the third book to be a return to the mood of the first and an explosion of plot and action. And of course more Evie.
  • (4/5)
    I recently finished Supernaturally, the second in a series about Evie, the girl with the power to see through glamors. Content with her new life outside of the International Paranormal Containment Agency Evie settles down to some "normal" living. She soon however grows disenchanted with her new life and is secretly please when the IPCA comes to ask for her help in controlling the Fae and whatever else is destroying the paranormal creatures. Here is where the 3 part of the love triangle comes into play in the shape of Jack, a human who can navigate the fairy realms as well as do seemingly impossible things for a human. Evie is torn between Jack and Lend but comes to learn a valuable lesson about good, evil and keeping secrets by the end of the story. Light-hearted, enjoyable and fun would be the best description of the second installment in this series. I'm glad that the 3rd one is coming out soon!
  • (5/5)
    I Like Series books.. because I read (or listen) so fast, 1 book is just too short for a good story. I enjoy books like A Discovery of Witches, City of Bones, Divergent, Etc. This series is witty, honest and funny. I like that the main characters actually HAVE personalities. Flew through book 1, book 2 is on its way to be better..
  • (2/5)
    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick & Dirty: Supernaturally suffers from Middle Book Syndrome as well as a loss of the humor in the first installment, but we explore more of Evie’s past and the paranormal world.Opening Sentence: Oh, bleep. I was going to die.The Review:I don’t think I set my expectations too high. I thought Paranormalcy was a blast—fun, funny, with a swoony hero and an action-packed mystery—and expected the same out of the sequel. Like a lot of other series, there’s a Middle Book Slump with this trilogy.Evie’s not enjoying high school. She doesn’t hate it — except for gym class — but turns out being normal isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Then the IPCA shows up again and Evie takes the chance to be a little less boring. But how can she tell Lend and his dad, both of whom hate the agency? Well, she just won’t and it’ll all turn out okay. (When, I ask, does it EVER turn out okay?)This is where I wanted to punch Evie in the face. I’m sad to say, she just gets worse. The constant lies build up until it seems like there’s no way Evie can get out of her mess and keep her boyfriend and friends. Her cover-ups were ridiculous and the lying so out of character with who we knew her to be from Paranormalcy. As we explore her background, we get to see Evie grow up in a way she never got the chance to in the first book. The downside is, as a reader it’s obvious she and Lend are going to hit a rough patch soon. Evie’s lying to cover up working for an agency Lend is staunchly against, and Lend keeps trying to tell Evie what to do. Their romance has much less spark and swoonI’ve always been happy that this series doesn’t have a love triangle. It got close in the first book with Reth, and close again here with our new guy Jack, but White never crosses the line. Jack can walk the faerie paths and knows all about Evie, but while I know a lot of readers like him, he got on my nerves. It felt like White added him only to have someone to tell Evie things she couldn’t find out on her own.Supernaturally suffers from more than just Middle Book Syndrome. Our favorite love interest Lend isn’t around as much, we have a new guy named Jack I really didn’t like (he’s not a love interest, but he was seriously annoying), and the humor that made me love Paranormalcy is absent. Evie, who was clever and bada$$ in Paranormalcy, felt completely out of character. But, the story has more great mystery, even if the villain is obvious, and the pacing keeps you turning pages. This isn’t a book you have to slog through, it’s just not as good as its predecessor.If you enjoyed Paranormalcy, you should read definitely keep up with the series because Endlessly is a great ending to the trilogy.Notable Scene:“The Center is officially Not Haunted.” At least, not by any poltergeists. If memories were ghosts, it was positively oozing with them. And now I was, too. “Can I go now? I’m pretty tired.”“Of course. Jack, if you’d—”We were interrupted by a door forming on the wall next to us. A tall faerie with pure white hair and skin the color of a ripe peach stepped through. “You!” Her voice rang like cold metal through the hallway.I jumped back. “I won’t—”“I didn’t do it!” Jack shouted, interrupting me. I looked at him, puzzled. Did he think the faerie was after him?She took a step toward us. Jack turned, booking it down the hallway and sliding around the corner, leaving Raquel and me with the faerie. The way her cobalt eyes tracked him, I wondered if maybe she really was after him.Who was I kidding. With faeries it was always about me.FTC Advisory: HarperTeen provided me with a copy of Supernaturally. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.
  • (3/5)
    RecommendedSupernaturally is the second book in the trilogy by Kiersten White. Evie and all the paranormal & human characters are back for a new adventure. Evie has been trying to fit into a normal high school and have a normal life. However, her old boss shows up with a boy named Jack. Evie ends up on several harrowing adventures with him. Jack is the only human that can navigate the Faerie Realms. Evie begins to question her relationship with her boyfriend, Lend. Evie begins to find normal life somewhat dull, though she is still fine with it. However, she reluctantly tells her former boss, Raquel, that she would be willing to take on small jobs with the International Paranormal Containment Agency. She figured she’s just going to track down a few vampires; but there has been a upheaval in the paranormal community and her missions turn out to be a bit more dangerous.As the second book, the story answers some questions left over from the first book. It definitely leads into the third and final book. I do not think this is a book that would be enjoyed by a reader who did not read the first book. There are so many paranormal characters that were introduced in the first book – which was a little overwhelming. This story is a continuation, without any introductions. If a library has the first book, they should definitely purchase the second book.I wasn’t sure how I felt about this trilogy when I first started it, but after a while, I couldn’t stop. This book has appeal to readers who enjoy paranormal romances. There is a bit of comedy in White’s books that most readers will laugh at. I would say that the books are appropriate in content for middle school to high school. Nothing stood out as objectionable. This quick, enjoyable read will provide readers with an escape into a world filled with paranormal beings.
  • (2/5)
    Meh...I think it suffered from the second in a trilogy curse. I found myself disliking Evie in this installment and most of the characters kind of fell flat. Cram packed with many different paranormal creatures yet still the same old supernatural/paranormal type of teen book.
  • (3/5)
    Supernaturally definitely fulfilled expectations as a sequel to Paranormalcy. Like its predecessor, it is silly, funny and enjoyable. White does something that too few other paranormal romance teen authors are afraid or unwilling to do: laughs at the whole thing. She doesn't take all of the drama too seriously most of the time. Evie laughs at some conventions, but is laughable herself, as well, which I believe is intended.

    The drama is still totally present, though, in the form of Evie deciding to endanger her healthy relationship in classic style by not telling the truth/keeping secrets from her true love. Oops. Let me give you all some love advice: be honest. People don't like being lied to, especially if they expect you to trust them. The fun of the novel outweighed this needless drama for me, thankfully.

    A new character is added, in the form of Jack, a cherubic boy, a year or so younger than Evie. Jack can open gates and navigate the faerie paths, because he was kidnapped and raised by the fey. As you might have guessed, he's a little bit crazy. I am not a fan of Jack; he's just too strange to be likable. Even though I tend to want to ship an underdog character with the heroine (if only to subvert expectations), I just could not warm to this guy.

    We get some more explanations of how the paranormals came about in this one, too, which is both cool and a bit confusing. For example, there was one creature created by a male fairy impregnating a human woman. Wouldn't there be more of these creatures around? This doesn't sound like a difficult thing to have happen. Do the fairies have trouble reproducing? (I wonder this same thing every time I read LOTR...haha)

    I still recommend this series to people who like a humorous, light read. It's perfect for vacation, the beach or a break from heavy study materials. Also, I love that it looks like they may have used the same model on both covers. I hate when it's obviously the heroine on multiple covers in a series but she looks wildly different every time.
  • (4/5)
    Plot: 4 stars
    Characters: 3 1/2 stars
    Style: 3 stars
    Pace: 4 1/2 stars
    Rounded up.
    This series keeps getting better. I like the way Evie really feels like she comes into her own in this one. Instead of just reacting, she tries to be proactive at points, and just makes things worse. It's a cotton candy read, but enjoyable for that.
  • (4/5)
    Evie has what she has always longed for...a normal life, with a locker and everything. She's finding it a little boring. When she gets asked to get back on the payroll with the IPCA, she decides to do it. This brings her back into danger, faced with trolls, uberstrong vampires, and dealing with the fey. Reth and Lend are back. Evie is still dealing with her identity and when Jack appears in her life he definitely shakes things up. A read that keeps the pace up and a story line with many twists and turns.
  • (3/5)
    White, K. (2011). Supernaturally. New York: HarperTeen.336 pages.Appetizer: Set six months after Paranormalcy, Evie has been living a normal life for awhile now. Her boyfriend, Lend (half-human, half-water elemental) is off at college and they only get to see each other on the weekends. And poor Evie still has to go through high school and the indignity known as gym class. Normalcy was nothing like her favorite TV show, Easton Heights, had prepared her for.But, with the return of her former boss/mother figure/warden, Raquel, to her life, Evie learns that she can return to the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA) on her own terms, an idea that horrifies Lend.Filled with manipulations, searches for the past, murder attempts, an application to college, and many other unexpected complications, Evie struggles to balance friendships, loyalties and her own newfound power to drain souls.As with it's predecessor Paranormalcy, Supernaturally is chock-full of humor and action that reminded me of a slightly lighter version of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. (It's dealing with similar tensions: good vs. evil--the complex reality that most people and creatures are a mix of both, a strong female character who's in love with an immortal but also tasked with helping to save the world, supernatural creatures, etc.)I enjoyed Supernaturally, but the more I read, the more I felt like I wanted it to have a clearer central mystery or problem. Having typed that though, since Evie is struggling with normalcy, it makes sense that the novel explores conflict in a realistic and normal (or as normal as you can get with a fantasy) manner. Then I got to the last forty pages...I wasn't crazy about those pages. As always, I won't spoil the end for you. So, please allow me to talk about the ending in very vague ways.*Vague Spoilers for the Ending*Let me list my issues:--Evie is injured and she seems to be seriously suffering, but instead of seeking medical attention, the pain suddenly is no longer a problem and she extensively listens to a crazy character plotting craziness.--Evie has a number of impressive realizations that seemed to come way too quickly.--The final chapter felt both forced and rushed.All of this left me feeling so-so about the book.*End Vague Spoilers*The final novel in this series, Endlessly, will be out next month.So much pretty purple.Dinner Conversation:"Oh, bleep. I was going to die.I was going to die a horrible, gruesome, painful death. My hand twitched at my side, reaching for the pink Taser I knew wasn't there. Why had I ever wanted this? What was I thinking? Working at the International Paranormal Containment Agency might have been close to indentured servitude, and sure, I had some nasty run-ins with vampires and hags and creeptastic faeries, but that was nothing compared to the danger I faced now.Girls' gym." (p.1)"This wasn't how high school was supposed to be.Don't get me wrong, I'm super grateful to be here. I always wanted to be normal, go to a normal school, do normal things. But it's all so, so...Normal.Since school started a month ago, there hasn't been a single catfight. No wild parties where the cops got called, either. And as far as masquerade balls and moonlit rendezvous and passionate kisses in the hallways, well, all I can say is Easton Heights, my former favorite TV show, has taken a serious hit in my estimation.I still think lockers are awesome, though." (pp. 3-4)"'Raquel.' David's voice was low and annoyed. "Evie is not going to get sucked back into IPCA. What was the point of telling them she was dead if you come here six months later and bring her back in?""I told you, the situation is different now."I held up my hand again, tired of them talking around me. "I can take this one, thanks. I miss you, sure, but I don't want to come back to IPCA. You sterilize werewolves!" That was one of the many crimes I had discovered the International Paranormal Containment Agency committed in the name of keeping the world a safer place." (p. 17)"I knew I should listen to Lend, stay away from IPCA, be grateful for my normal, boring life. I should live for the weekends, when I got to see him, and ignore the nagging pain always pulling at the back of my mind that it didn't matter how much time I spent with him, how much I loved him, he could never really be mine because I was temporary and he was forever. I was fine. This was enough. Besides, Lend didn't want me to help IPCA.But Lend wasn't here, was he?" (p. 39)Tasty Rating: !!!
  • (4/5)
    Not what I was expecting. I'm still going to check out book 3 when it comes out, because it started getting good at the end, but most of this book was hard to get through.
  • (4/5)
    WOOHOO! Another book I decided to get off my tbr pile and to finally catch up on the series. I simple adored Evie in the first book and could not wait for her next adventure with the IPCA!The plot line of this book was a little slower than the first book. Of course, a lot of things have changed since then. I really loved that in this book, the reader gets some answers as to what Evie really is. I liked that the plot line gradually built up to change that was completely unexpected.The characters of the book grow and change. I loved that each of the characters got the answers they were searching for. I really loved how one character in particular really switch gears on me and I totally did not know it. It was a complete surprise when the whole scene went down.Supernaturally is an rousing moving story that keeps the reader hooked from the first line. Beneath the witty jokes, Supernaturally is filled with a love that makes me smile. A brilliant and passionate story, Supernaturally is bleeping great!
  • (4/5)
    I have been looking forward to this book for a long time. I love Evie, she is funny and she acts like a teenage girl, which is awesome. I know that may sound strange, but I have read some books, where the character is supposed to be a teenager, but they act like anything but and that can get on my nerves. Not Evie, she is great, but I still don’t think we have figured out everything about her yet. In the beginning I thought I had her personality deciphered, but I was wrong. I think this book is just starting to explore who she is and what she is capably of and I liked that.I did see the potential love triangle in the beginning, but as the story progressed I felt as if that faded. Maybe I just don’t like one of the characters, I don’t know. I will leave it up to you to decide how you feel about each of the guys because I do not want to sway your decision one way or the other. For me though, the one guy clearly fell to into the background and the main love interest came to the forefront and I was completely okay with that.One thing I do not always get a chance to say about books in a series is how much I loved the ending. Why? Well, in Paranormalcy you were not left with some huge cliffhanger. Oh, there are definitely things that are left unanswered, but you are not left feeling like you were cheated out of an ending. I know that happens to me sometimes, I get to the end of a book and I am so bummed because I didn’t get any answers. Not with this book, I still want to read the next book, I can’t wait, but I am happy with the way things ended in Paranormalcy.As for the narrator, I think she captured Evie’s voice perfectly. I enjoyed listening to this story and appreciated the voice of the narrator matching the voice I had for Evie in my head. Many times narrators can ruin a book, but that was not the case with Paranolmacy. Evie is very sarcastic and has almost a valley girl type quality to her voice. Normally, that would bug me, but Kiersten manages to pull off a very lovable character with Evie and the narrator, Emily, echoed that with her narration.Overall this book was fun, mysterious and left me wanting more. I am so happy I got a chance to read it and if you have not then you should go out and get a copy too! It is a great young adult paranormal book that is a refreshing break from the heavy books that can sometimes litter the shelves. It is a fun, light, fast paced read.
  • (4/5)
    A very interesting read though not quite as good as Paranormalcy...but I'll explain after this...Synopsis: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. Review:The story is quite annoying in the beginning as it centres around Evie at High School doing high school things and everything that we read about in most other YA american based books. So, tedious, yes. We don't want to read about Evie at school, we want to hear about her high adventures!Thankfully, we're saved early on as Evie finds her Normal life incredible dull and boring. So, yes, she joins IPCA again on a part time basis and this is where the fun starts.Lend is back, albeit in small doses and he really grows as a character in this book. Gone are the early nerves of teen dating. Now Evie and Lend are in lurve! Big time. When Jack enters the scene I shrank at the love triangle occuring. It's an overused tome and really uncreative in a story such as this. But Jack does make for an interesting character who fools around and laughs his way through the story. He reminded me of Puck from the Iron Fey series, so in the end I liked him, though I didn't love him as much as Lend.Evie is still brilliant in her wit, and determination. Although this time she does crank up a little on the annoyance scale when she starts doing dumb things like lie to her boyfriend (and everyone else who have supported her since leaving IPCA), and randomly going off with Jack when she knows full well that he can't be trusted.On the whole I enjoyed the story, I'm still rating it as a 4 for pure genius on White's part for crating such a readable, unique storyline. But I did feel that the story punch line was more of a 'tell' thanks to Jack in his final moments, and then a quick 'rectify-the-situation-quickly' on Evie's part. So, to summarize, lots of story and filler to get the end which wasn't as terrifying and world-ending as the first book.Still a great read though!
  • (5/5)
    What can I say! I love this series! It's so refreshing to read about a funny girl who likes pink and fights vampires and paranormal creatures!Good work Kiersten White! Can't wait till the next book!
  • (4/5)
    I like Spernaturally and the series for that matter. It's light and funny and far from the usual dark and depressing YA stories. I just wish that White could've dedicated a chapter about Evie post damning her father. I think that's another reason why fans were disgruntled because White sort of skipped Evie's introspection and immediately jumped to Jack and the fae.Anyway the Paranormaly series' tempo is upbeat and certainly fresh. It has a unique sense of humor and I like Evie's adventures and White's monsters. The third and last book of the series, Endlessly, will be released sometime next year.
  • (5/5)
    Just as good as the first!