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Supernaturally (Paranormalcy Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Great Read

This was a great read and didn't disappoint. The writing is beautiful, the story was captivating. I can't wait for the next book to come out.

posted by BookaholicTracy on July 28, 2011

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8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

While Supernaturally was a fun and worthwhile follow up to Paranormalcy, I found myself frustrated with a few aspects of the book.

Kiersten White is back with her sharp wit and quirky phrases that come together for an overall quick and entertaining read. If you thought Evie in Paranormalcy was hilarious, then you'll probably think the same of Supernaturally. White has one of those writing styles th...
Kiersten White is back with her sharp wit and quirky phrases that come together for an overall quick and entertaining read. If you thought Evie in Paranormalcy was hilarious, then you'll probably think the same of Supernaturally. White has one of those writing styles that has the tendency to suck you in and keep you there, and I definitely enjoyed my return trip to the world she created in Paranormalcy.

With that being said, I didn't enjoy Supernaturally quite as much as Paranormalcy. The thing that bothered me the most about Supernaturally is also one of the things that I like most about White as an author. Confused? I thought so. Let me explain. There were many times when Evie drove me crazy in the book. Keeping secrets from your boyfriend? Stupid. Justifying your actions with flawed logic to avoid a guilty conscience? Immature. Avoiding your friend (who's about as clinically depressed as they come) in order to pursue secret agendas? Selfish. I wanted to grab Evie and shake her a few times and shout What are you thinking, girl? This is SO going to come around to bite you in the behind!

At first, I wanted to chalk up my frustration with Evie to the ever-dreaded second book flop. After all, a great first book like Paranormalcy has got to be hard to top. But then I got to thinking...(and here comes my explanation of the whole love/hate thing): are people ever completely perfect in real life? Do they always make the right decisions? Nope. Do they frequently act like they're dumber than a box of rocks even though you know they know better? Yep. Cue light bulb and sudden realization. While I hated many of the decisions that Evie made in Supernaturally, I loved that White was able to flesh out her main character in a way that showcased both her good and bad sides because, let's face it...people are a pretty twisted bunch. We don't tend to operate in extremes. We go back and forth and inside out and upside down and who knows what else. And Evie's journey isn't over yet. She still has another book, which makes me think that we haven't seen the last of the caring, passionate, heartwarming girl that I loved so much in Paranormalcy.

An element of Supernaturally that I really enjoyed was the development of the minor characters...specifically: Jack (who's new) and Arianna (who we first met in Paranormalcy). Like Vivian played the part of being Evie's foil in the first book, Jack played a somewhat similar role. I didn't really realize this until the end of the book, and since I don't want to spoil anything for you guys, I won't elaborate much, but I did enjoy the addition of Jack's character to the story line. On the other hand, Arianna's character kind of fell into the role that the mermaid Lish had originally had...that of best friend to Evie. But unlike Lish, Arianna is a much darker character. Lish was born a paranormal and seemed to be proud of what she was, while Arianna, being a vampire, was once human and had no desire to stop being human.She was forced into the (un)life she now has, and you can really see the effect that has on her in Supernaturally, which made her into the type of complex character that I like reading about.

Overall, my current recommendations concerning this series are these: if you enjoyed the first book, then you should definitely give the sequel a shot. At the same time though, if you, like me, find yourself not as fond of the sequel, don't give up hope.

posted by natalierenae on July 10, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    To mushy

    First book was way better. Hardly nothing to this book except I love you lend. Bla bla bla. Ack!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    So good!

    This was such a good book. I was excited to figure out that there were more books coming in the series!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Jacoby

    He shifted to his large dire wolf and growled

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Dh

    How does the title pertain to the story?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2011

    Question

    How many pgs r there?

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    Posted July 31, 2011

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    Posted November 25, 2011

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