Thursday, January 16, 2014

Review - Supernatually by: Kiersten White

Title: Supernaturally
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Harper Teen
Series: Supernaturally #2
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source: Turkish version received from publisher for review


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 was so excited for the first book, Paranormalcy, that I started reading Supernaturally right away. But there was something I forgot: usually, especially with trilogies, the second book is kind a of a passage. And we witness an in-between kind of time in Evie's life as well. While looking for who she is, why she's where she is, she too can get into the whole "why me, god, why?" mindset. I'm sure it's not easy to think what you're doing is good, and then when you find out it's not, you fall apart. So, I also had to keep in mind that she's still a teenager so that the whining wouldn't annoy me. As soon as I started the first book, she'd reminded me of Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and this kept getting stronger and stronger in this book.

In Supernaturally, Evie seems like she's finally living the life she'd dreamed of. She's finally going to a real high school, has a hot boyfriend, has a job and a roommate... However, this is a picture that's pretty only for those looking in from the outside. Her boyfriend Lend if off in college, so they can't get all lovey-dovey all the time (which was good for me, actually, but obviously not for them). And then, when IPCA tells her they need her, she wants so badly to go back to her old job. However, Lend and his father are very much against it. What happens when you forbid something? Yes, the person goes on and does it in secret, just like Evie.

I was rather annoyed with her continuous lying. Other than that, I think some parts were left very blurry. What makes me curious enough to read the last book in the series is the fact that most of the characters have to make some important decisions, and I really want to see where they end up. 
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