Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mini-Review: Supernaturally

Mini-reviews are where I write about books that I want to mention but am either too lazy or too busy to write a full-length review for. I say what I thought about the book in 5 sentences then share a quote I liked from the book.

Supernaturally, by Kiersten White. Sequel to Paranormalcy. The summary:
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’ll admit I was a little disappointed by this one; I loved “Paranormalcy” so, so much, and I was hoping that “Supernaturally” would be just as good. I mean, it was fun to hang out with Evie (“oh bleep!”) and Lend again, and I’m definitely still keeping Evie on my list of literary bffs because she’s so snarky and down to earth. And I did enjoy meeting Jack and getting to getting to know Arianna (I think that’s her name) better. But I felt like this sequel didn’t have much substance--like it was all filler and the whole time was spent with Evie discovering stuff rather than things actually happening. It was kinda like getting cotton candy when all I really want is double-fudge mocha ice cream--fluffy and sweet but nowhere near as satisfying.

The quote:
Since school started a month ago, there hasn't been a single catfight. No wild parties where the cops got called, either. And as far as masquerade balls and moonlit rendezvous and passionate kisses in the hallways, well, all I can say is Easton Heights, my former favorite TV show, has taken a serious hit in my estimation.

I still think lockers are awesome, though.

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  1. I've heard good and bad things about this book. I think the worst thing is that there's not much Lend in it, which makes me think I won't read it because he was my fav character from the first book. I don't like when books are fillers :(

  2. Aw, bummer! I loved Paranormalcy, but I've yet to read Supernaturally. I'm still going to give it a go; hopefully I'll be content with cotton candy! :)

  3. :( I really loved Paranormalcy and was really looking forward to reading this one. AH, well.
    Congratulations! You've won the Liebster Award on my blog :D


  4. Aw, I still haven't gotten around to reading Supernaturally, so this is a bit disheartening. I still want to give it a try, though, because of how much I loved Paranormalcy.

    That aside, I love the idea of mini-reviews! I've been considering introducing something similar in my blog because I read so many books back to back that some reviews always fall by the wayside due to my lack of motivation for writing them.

  5. @ Lan and Lauren: Some people really liked Supernaturally, so hopefully you'll end up liking it too.

    @ Rabiah: Thanks so much!

    @ Daniela: Mini-reviews are a lot of fun. I love that they allow me to blog about more of the books that I read. You should definitely try it out!


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