Review: SUPERNATURALLY by Keirsten White

TITLE: Supernaturally
AUTHOR: Keirsten White
GENRE: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
PARANORMAL ELEMENT: All fantasy creatures (Including some new ones.)
PUBLISHED:
HarperTeen (July 26, 2011)
SOURCE: Borrowed from Library
RATING: 2: FAIR


SYNOPSIS:
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.

REVIEW:
One book full of Evie was some dangerous fun. A second book with Evie was some ridiculous ruckus. This book really didn’t keep up the sassy, dangerous Evie that we grew to love in book 1. Granted teenagers make bad choices, but seriously, Evie slips into stupidity with the choices she makes in this one.
She gets her normalcy, which is cool (which should have been the title). She is tearing up inside about needing the excitement of IPCA back, which is understandable. But things got more annoying when she messes things up with Lend, which is ridiculous. Everything is suspect in this book, but at least it kept me guessing. It had that going for it.
***SPOILERS*** (Skip to Rating Or Highlight the text below to see Spoilers.)
As for the concerns I had had about the plot from the first book. A few holes were filled in, that were gaping. The first hole was filled in by roping her back into IPCA. Interestingly though, things at the Center are changing so there is less “control” over the paranormals connected with IPCA.
The second hole was filled with the explanation of her getting lost by the faeries as a child. It’s kinda, weird, but I won’t fully spoil it by explaining it. Regardless, it was riduculous.
RATING:
I didn’t enjoy this book quite as much as the first so I can’t rate it the same. I have to rate this book as a 2. FAIR: Not quite worth the time to read. The ending was satisfying but Evie just got more and more annoying, especially with her bad decision making and dramatics over nonsense.



RECOMMENDATIONS:
No gore, nothing dirty. This book is clean enough for early teens. Kinda creepy though. But it wasn’t really worth the time to read, so proceed at your own risk.
SERIES REVIEWS:
Book 1: Paranormalcy 
Book 2: Supernaturally
Book 3: Eternity (not reviewed yet)