May 2012

Review: Supernaturally

The follow up to Paranormalcy was fun, but that’s about it.

Last week I gave a pretty enthusiastic review of Paranormalcy, a book that was both engaging and funny while still keeping its protagonist a fierce female with the power to save herself. Loved it! This week, I read the follow up to the book, Supernaturally, and though the title is reminiscent of one of my all-time favorite television shows, that’s where my joy for this book unfortunately ends.

It wasn’t a terrible book by any means. It was still funny, with some wicked adventure—a couple of missions with some new creatures were pretty cool, and I am still enjoying this clear-boyfriend path that’s simply not covered in other books. Anything new and fresh is always welcome, especially in this genre.

But this time around, everything just didn’t feel as urgent as it did in the previous book. Evie is still plagued by fairies (as well as other creatures, though we aren’t sure as to why), and her unusual abilities are still present, even though she tries to resist using them. We do learn more about who she is, and the fact that she’s a highschooler living with a roommate and working is nice—you don’t often get either of those concepts (particularly a job) detailed much in YA lit, though many teens experience both.