Thursday, January 12, 2012
Supernaturally book review
Reviewer’s Name: Klaudia Janek
School: International Academy
Author (Last name first): White, Kiersten
Title of the Book: Supernaturally
Publisher: HarperTeen: a imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Date of Publication: 2011 ISBN# 978-0-06-198586-7
Price: $17.99 Grade Level: J/S Number of Pages: 342
VOYA Rating: 3Q3P
Supernaturally is the second book in the trilogy by Kiersten White. Evie and all the paranormal & human characters are back for a new adventure. Evie has been trying to fit into a normal high school and have a normal life. However, her old boss shows up with a boy named Jack. Evie ends up on several harrowing adventures with him. Jack is the only human that can navigate the Faerie Realms. Evie begins to question her relationship with her boyfriend, Lend.
Evie begins to find normal life somewhat dull, though she is still fine with it. However, she reluctantly tells her former boss, Raquel, that she would be willing to take on small jobs with the International Paranormal Containment Agency. She figured she’s just going to track down a few vampires; but there has been a upheaval in the paranormal community and her missions turn out to be a bit more dangerous.
As the second book, the story answers some questions left over from the first book. It definitely leads into the third and final book. I do not think this is a book that would be enjoyed by a reader who did not read the first book. There are so many paranormal characters that were introduced in the first book – which was a little overwhelming. This story is a continuation, without any introductions. If a library has the first book, they should definitely purchase the second book.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about this trilogy when I first started it, but after a while, I couldn’t stop. This book has appeal to readers who enjoy paranormal romances. There is a bit of comedy in White’s books that most readers will laugh at. I would say that the books are appropriate in content for middle school to high school. Nothing stood out as objectionable. This quick, enjoyable read will provide readers with an escape into a world filled with paranormal beings.