Saturday, July 30, 2011

Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Supernaturally by K White

Title: Supernaturally
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Copyright by Kiersten White 2011
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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.

Where to start, where to start. Well, first and foremost…I miss Lish! Why did Viv have to bleeping kill her…UGH! So moving on…
  • Evie – Well, aside from having a normal locker and a vampire roommate, not much changes in Evie’s incredibly fascinating and odd life. She still spends much of her time hunting rogue vampires, clueless werewolves, and the occasional troll; but there are many more utterly impossible and exceptionally dangerous assignments that could leave her lost forever.
  • Lend – Oh, I really want a sexy waterboy! He is so sweet and cares so much about Evie. Let’s all just hope that she figures this out in time. Lend is away at Georgetown University attending classes so he can save the world, paranormals and all.
  • Jack – Hey-Oh, what is there to say about Jack except that he is one crazy guy. I imagine he was hot to the max, but can you say ADHD and then some. Evie was always finding him turning flips off things, cart-wheeling down the halls, creating entrances and traveling Fairy Paths – without being Fey! He turned up at the most inopportune times…like the girls dressing room during Evie’s gym class.
  • Arianna – The moody vampire roommate finds herself feeling lonely and, I think, a little betrayed. She spends most of her time in the apartment necromancing Zombies on the computer. I was entranced by her horrific tale of becoming a vampire. It was one of my favorite parts of this book.
  • Raquel – The IPCA guru, is back. I wasn’t sure whether to trust her at first but her concern about Evie sold me. I am still wondering what she was thinking by hiring Jack though.
  • Reth – You guessed it. He hasn’t gone away into the realm of wherever! He continues to torture Evie on a regular basis. What is up with this guy? Will he never learn?
Well, that is a breakdown of the most important characters involved in Evie’s adventures. So, I loved the book, and I mean everything about it. Kiersten’s storytelling is beautiful. She created characters and paranormals that are so different from anything else that you cannot help but be hooked. Her writing flows perfectly and allows you to experience their feelings in a most unusual way.

Poor Evie. I had hoped that her life would slow down a little bit, but I suppose that would not have made a very interesting book. She has a locker (the one thing she always wanted) and is living a “normal” teenage existence…well, sort of. Her gym teacher hates her (really), her best human friend falls in and out of love daily, her boyfriend is away at college, and her roommate is the epitome of EMO. It seems like there are more and more unusual characters showing up where she lives, including one very strange boy named Jack.

I fell in love Jack. He was so silly that I just couldn’t help it. He was raised by Fey and it certainly showed. He is truly a heart-breakingly broken boy. He was talented in ways he shouldn’t have been. Completely capable of following fairy paths and creating entrances to all types of interesting and sometimes dangerous places, he was the perfect solution to Evie’s mistrust of the Fey.

Evie has been keeping Lend’s immortality a secret from him, causing a lot of turbulence in their relationship. She will have to learn to trust him or things may go awry, permanently. Evie has a substantial amount of stress in her life. Not only is she going to school, hunting paranormals, and attempting to get accepted into Georgetown University so she can be with the love of her life; she is also being kidnapped by Sylphs, threatened by an Uber-Vamp, and dealing with a crazy partner. Then there is Reth, who has one humongous surprise for Evie. Just gotta love those fairies.

Arianna is doing her best to live her life and help Evie; but things just are not going well. Evie becomes so busy and trapped in multiple places because of some unreckoned force that Arianna is left believing that Evie doesn’t care and doesn’t need her, which is completely untrue.

If you love paranormal romance but are looking for a “different” kind of paranormal, you should most definitely check out the Paranormal Series by Kiersten White. In fact, you should check it out even if you are not looking for something different.

1 comment:

  1. Great review!! I have this one coming in the mail, hopefully it'll get here soon! Can't wait to see what adventures and hyjinx Evie gets into!



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