Review: Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2)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 read Paranormalcy last year before I began properly blogging so I never reviewed it, but believe me when is say that I totally adored it. Maybe it was because of this that I set my standards a little too high with Supernaturally and it disappointed me a little, only a little because I still enjoyed it but I just did not absolutely adore it as I did Paranormalcy.


For me, I loved the setting in Paranormalcy as well as the development and action, I found that the pacing was slower in Supernaturally even though there were some action scenes, the big twist at the end, for me, was predictable and the school setting was too similar to other paranormal romances, so it didn't have that touch of uniqueness that the first book had. 


I still loved Evie's character, she was the same Evie we first met in book one; sassy and independant, but also naive and vulnerable, all in all a well rounded and relatable character but I did miss her being kick-butt, mostly theres a lot of waiting around here. I also loved Lend again, but he wasn't in a lot of the book and would have liked a bit more Evi/Lend romance and when he did turn up he was pretty naggy rather than being funny.


The pacing was a little slow at times but I was still absorbed and finished it in a few hours. There were new adventures and some fantastically written action scenes which kept me gripped, White's writing was also awesome as always and I loved reading her descriptions, she honestly can get right into a teenage girls head, you go girl!


Overall, i'm still looking forward to Endlessly though this one suffered a little from middle-book-blues. The action and writing was great, but it didn't have the originality and development that Paranormalcy had, so I was a little disappointed.


Overall Rating: B-



released January 5th through HarperCollins.
Sequel to Paranormalcy.
Book recieved in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.

2 comments:

  1. Supernaturally wasnt as good as Paranormalcy, and yes it was a bit slow but like you im also looking forward to Endlessly.

    Great review x

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  2. I've not heard of this series, but it sounds great. Glad you enjoyed it, but pity it wasn't as good as the first for you.

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