Spoiler alert! If you haven’t read Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, you need to do that before reading this post or, you know, the book this post is about. Honestly, you need to read Paranormalcy and Supernaturally anyway. These books are made of awesome.
As you may have gathered, I just finished reading the highly anticipated sequel to Paranormalcy, Supernaturally. I’ve been waiting on this book for quite a while, and…Totally. Worth. The. Wait. The continuing adventures of Evie and company are totally captivating, and I was so engrossed in this story that I finished it in less than a day. Kiersten White is a brilliant author, and she weaves humor, drama, and action so seamlessly that it’s almost like she’s got some paranormal abilities herself. Maybe she does…
Evie finally has the normal life she’s always wanted. Okay, so gym class is probably worse than any paranormal creature she’s ever encountered, but everything else is just super. Really. She’s not bored at all. She doesn’t miss anything about working for the IPCA (International Paranormal Containment Agency) or the life she left behind. No way. Not her. Everything is fan-bleeping-tastic.
Who are we kidding here? Evie is bored out of her mind. The only thing she really looks forward to is spending her weekends with Lend, her not-quite-mortal boyfriend, but he’s doing his college thing all week, and Evie is tired of sitting around waiting for things to happen. So, when Raquel, supervisor of the IPCA and the woman who practically raised Evie, asks Evie for help with a few paranormal problems, Evie decides to actually do something. (And since Lend is not exactly a fan of IPCA, she’ll just keep this little-bitty secret from him. No biggie.) She’s not altogether thrilled about it–after all, things didn’t turn out so well the last time she was involved with the IPCA, but things are different now…aren’t they?
One thing is definitely different–Jack, a mortal who was raised in the Faerie Realms and is now apparently working for Raquel and the IPCA. He’s manic nearly all the time and unbelievably annoying, but he can navigate the Faerie Paths, an unheard-of skill but one that Evie will take advantage of if it means avoiding any Faerie entanglements. Evie and Jack work together to figure out what’s going on in the paranormal world, and, along the way, Evie encounters her Faerie ex-boyfriend, Reth, and the truth about herself, her past, her future, and the abilities that, quite frankly, scare the bleep out of her.
Secrets abound in Evie’s exciting life, but they always have a way of coming out (and usually at the most inconvenient times). How will Lend react when he finds out what Evie’s keeping from him? What does Reth really want? What is up with Jack, and what, exactly, do the Faeries mean to him? Most importantly, what is Evie, and can she find a way to save her soul without losing herself? Normal is not even a possibility anymore. Join the adventure when you read Supernaturally by Kiersten White.
If you’ve read Paranormalcy, you know that Supernaturally would have to be pretty amazing to live up to it. Well, it is. It gives us even more insight into what makes Evie tick, and, honestly, if she does not have a happy ending in the third book, I will probably consider doing something stupid…like buy a Justin Bieber CD or eat at Taco Bell. Not pretty. I bleeping love these books, and I seriously cannot wait until the third and final book, Eternally, is released. (Alas, I will have to wait, as the book is not scheduled for release until sometime in 2012). These books, Paranormalcy in particular, have become part of my life–I say “bleep” instead of curse words now, and I asked for a pink taser for Christmas–and I look forward to seeing where Evie’s journey takes her from here. Good times (I hope) ahead.
For more information on this super-duper series and other books by the fabulous Kiersten White, visit http://kierstenwhite.com/. Her blog is hilariously funny and never fails to put a smile on my face. Have fun!