Supernaturally by Kiersten White

GoodReads 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 previously read this series and remember enjoying it quite a bit. I’m not sure if it’s the time that’s passed or that I’ve matured but I’m not loving this series as I once did. Maybe my reading taste is maturing.
I found Evie just as annoying as the first book (check out my thoughts on Paranormalcy here.) She’s childish and has some pretty whack priorities. She does all the wrong things for most of this book even once the truth has come out, she continues to hide things from Lend. It’s annoying and shows that she really hasn’t matured at all. I think this is also because I’m older and more mature but I’m super done with the “I’m keeping this secret to protect you” trope. I think it can be done well in certain cases, but this wasn’t one of them. I’m hoping to see some more significant character growth and development in the third and final book.
As for Lend, he was a lot less present in this book. But the parts he was present for he was mostly just fighting with Evie. While she is immature and hiding things from him, I don’t know that I blame her that much. He tries to tell her what she can and cannot do and that’s something I don’t like. Evie is her own person and if she wants to do something Lend should be the first person to say, “I don’t think that’s a good idea but if it’s what you want I support you and your decisions.”Anyone in your life that is trying to tell you what to do can GTFO immediately.
Jack was the most entertaining part of Supernaturally. He was funny and mischievous. He brought a new and fresh aspect to this story. He was the life of the party. I liked the mystery surrounding him. Where did he come from? How did he know how to walk the fairy paths? What’s his story?
As I said, Jack was the most exciting part of this story because the plot was lacking. What was the point of this story? For Evie to learn this big surprise toward the end, I think this book was mostly filler to get us through to the big to do that is inevitably coming in the third and final book.
There were some things that I did like about this book. I liked the uniqueness of the characters. This is a story filled with paranormals but they’re not your typical vampires and what not. The vampire’s attractiveness is only glamour; their real faces are grotesque and corpse-like. There are all kinds of tree sprites and elementals that are not very common in other paranormal stories. I liked this creative side of the story, it made things a little bit more interesting.
There was a little excitement here and there and we did learn some more about Evie’s backstory, but it was lacking overall as far as the plot. I didn’t love the characters. Evie was a bit immature and could have used some more development and Lend just seemed to create conflict. Jack was the entertainment of the story and had me intrigued. I’m definitely going to finish the series and read the third book because I have hope that Evie will mature and things will be concluded all around. I think this series would do better with a younger audience.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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