Author: Kiersten White
Details: ARC, published in Hardcover, 352 pgs.
Published: July 26th, 2011 by HarperTeen
Reading Level: Young Adult
Source: HarperTeen *for review*
Description: Contains spoilers for the first book in the series.
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.
Please note that this is the second book in a series and if you have not read the first book, Paranormalcy, please excuse yourself at this time and commence to do so. Immediately. For this review will certainly contain spoilers of book one.
Once again we have the wonderful Evie to entertain us with her kick butt ways and snarky comments. I have to say that Evie was her delightful self once again and fulfilled her part of keeping me entertained! In this book we get introduced to a fabulous new character, Jack, who jumps off the page (quite literally, really) in his glorious entertaining ways and personality. He truly was a fabulous addition to the cast I have to say. While I loved Evie and Jack I was left slightly disappointed in Lend. I guess he wasn't as important to the story in this one but even when we did see him I felt like he fell a little flat. Though I do still like him, he just didn't have me drooling all over him this round.
The beginning of the book felt just a bit slow to me, but this is a middle book and we have to adjust a bit to Evie's new life. And while it was a bit slow we still had the characters to entertain us, so it certainly wasn't boring. The second half, particularly the last quarter, was quite crazy and had me glued to the pages. Plenty of stuff began to happen and Evie came to some very big revelations about herself, her past and even her future.
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Disclosure: I received an advance reader copy of this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.