July 26th 2011
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.
I was a bit apprehensive about Supernaturally. I LOVED Paranormalcy, as you guys know, so I was really worried that it just wouldn't live up to my expectations. I know how second books can go... But I really didn't have to worry at all! And while I still think Paranormalcy is my favourite, Supernaturally didn't let me down at all.
I think this was mainly due to Evie. I can't help it, she is just such a great main character! I'm yet to meet someone who doesn't like her. I love her voice, and her snark, and her vulnerability, and I found when I started Super that I'd really missed her! I think Evie will always be one of my favourite characters. She was the first really snarky, interesting characters I'd read about, though I must lament the lack of Tasey in this book... But I loved seeing her develop as a character, and how she was dealing with living in the normal world, and there was this whole moral dilemma in it too, and I liked that that wasn't too cheesy or obvious or preachy or anything, it was just really natural.
I really liked Reth this time around too. In Para I just thought he was a bit creepy, and I still don't like him in that way (though he is REALLY pretty....), but I think he's a really interesting character. I love that he's just such a Faerie, that he's still all riddly and weird, and that you never really know what he's up to. And Lend, he's just such a nice guy! I love seeing nice guys in paranormals more than anything! Why shouldn't a guy be able to shapeshift and still be a normal guy?! He's so adorable all the time, and I loved their relationship in this book (Evie and Lend's). It might not have always been plain sailing, but that was good! And they always made up in the end... :3
I was so worried that Supernaturally would suffer from Second Book Syndrome, but nothing in it felt forced just to make it a series. It was such a natural progression from what happened in Paranormalcy, and it was just really awesome. Even the new characters worked so well, like crazy, stupid Jack. I loved Jack! (note the past tense there...) He was so crazy and funny and awesome! And Grnlllll! Okay, so I didn't really like her, but I love her name! ;p
Supernaturally was an awesome second book that I adored and that didn't let me down at all. And just Evie! She's so great! Bring on Endlessly! (I'm secretly hoping it's like the never ending story and that it will just go on FOREVER so I'll never have to be without Evie again.. I'm so gonna miss that girl!)