Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Supernaturally

This second installment in Kiersten White's Paranormalcy series picks up fairly shortly after the first book left off.  Even though I had read the first one less than a year earlier, it took me quite a while to remember enough about Evie and her world to get back into the flow of the story. As always, I do my best to avoid spoilers, but as this continues the story that began in Paranormalcy, you might want to read that review instead, if you are interested in a fun YA paranormal series.

Evie has (mostly) broken her ties with IPCA, the organization where she grew up and worked, using her unique ability to see through supernatural glamours to help IPCA police the supernatural community and keep the regular world a safe (if ignorant) place.  Now Evie is trying her hand at living like a regular person, going to school, spending time Lend, the boy she's crazy about, and working in a restaurant.  She's finding things a little boring, though, with Lend at college, and school not being quite as entertaining as she thought it would be.  When she gets the opportunity to do a little side work for IPCA, she takes it - even though Lend and his father are adamantly opposed. Because of her involvement, she learns that something odd is afoot in the supernatural community, and the more she learns, the more secrets she has, and soon things start spinning out of control...

I enjoyed this one, but not quite as much as the first.  Too much of the tension centered on Evie keeping secrets that, really, weren't such a big deal in the first place but served to really mess things up for her.  She does find out some answers to questions that were raised in the first book, which sets things in a different light, and it will be interesting to see what direction Evie goes from here.  This book felt to me like the second book in a trilogy - a transitional book, with a main plot that served more for allowing Evie to discover things than a true, important, stand-alone sort of plot.  I still enjoyed this one, though, and I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment.

Books in the Paranormalcy series:
1. Paranormalcy
2. Supernaturally
3. Endlessly (July 2012)

Supernaturally (#2 in the Paranormalcy series) by Kiersten White (HarperTeen, 2011)

2 comments:

  1. I am hoping to get to this eventually. I know the library has it and I mostly enjoyed the first book.

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  2. Kailana - I'll be interested to hear your thoughts. I hope the third book focuses more on the things I liked about the first book.

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