Saturday, September 21, 2013

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.

Supernaturally by Kiersten White is a fantastic addition to Evie’s story, but I found that it lacked the emotional punch that Paranormalcy carried. White created an incredible cast of characters and a deeply layered world where nothing is as it seems. Jack was one of those characters that I just hated to enjoy, simply because he was so annoying at times. But I felt he was the most vivid and dynamic in Supernaturally. Jack grew up among the fae, stolen as a small child and then quickly discarded; forced to find his own way to survive he learned how to use the faerie paths and integrated himself into IPCA. On a more positive note, there were also a lot of revelations about Evie in this book, she finally discovers where she came from and why she was born.

What was so hard for me to enjoy about this book was Evie’s constant lying. She told so many lies to everyone, and her bad decisions led her into trouble which all could have been avoided if only she would trust that Lend would understand and never leave her behind. The people who took her in after she escaped from IPCA absolutely despise the people she used to work for, but because she is “bored” waiting around for Lend she decides to go back and work for them (again, bad decision…and kind of throwing their protection back in their face). But unbeknownst to Evie, the whole situation—Raquel convincing her to come back to the Center—is a set up, and she learns through betrayal that she is the key to stopping the fae from ever entering the Earth realm, effectively cutting off their access and ability to hurt others. I’m definitely looking forward to the last book in this trilogy, Endlessly, to see what the future holds for Evie and Lend. 

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