Monday, November 7, 2011


Supernaturally by Kiersten White (NY: HarperTeen, 2011).

In this sequel to Paranormalcy, Evie is now living a "normal" life away from the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA).  She's crazy about her boyfriend Lend, but he's away at college during the week, and after the thrill of having a locker at a real high school has worn off, Evie finds that she's sort of missing the excitement of bagging and tagging vampires and other assorted paranormal baddies.  Plus she's noticing some weirdness that she's sure means faeries are planning something bad again--or just continuing their previous plan that she never quite figured out.  Thus, she's happy to oblige her old boss Raquel when she makes contact and requests Evie's help again with a few projects that require Evie's special skill set of seeing through paranormal glamours. Unfortunately, the new gig also requires a new guide through the faerie paths--a guy named Jack whose wild and wacky ways bode trouble in more ways than one. 

This is a great sequel, and it's lots of fun to watch Evie's relationship with Lend evolve.  There's also excitement and mystery as Evie starts working with the IPCA again.  Evie's worries about her future with Lend and her own abilities are well done and realistic--quite a feat considering her abilities are way outside the realms of normal! Evie's feisty, spirited responses to her situations make her a fabulous character, and even a role model. Thankfully, there are enough loose ends to suggest another installment (fingers crossed)!  Recommended for ages 12 & up.  Mild sexual situations.  No language issues (Evie says bleep!).

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