Author: Kiersten White
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.
The first book in this series was a hilarious addition to the paranormal genre. Sure, there was still plenty of the mainstays of the genre in that book – supernatural creatures, supernatural love interest, and a protagonist with a supernatural ability – but the humor was one of the unexpected surprises that made a good book into a great one. Luckily, the second book in the trilogy was just as good.
Evie is a great protagonist. She’s sarcastic, a tad annoying at times, and obsessed with all things normal, especially lockers, but that’s a good thing in this case. Even though a stable romantic relationship in this book (for the most part) meant there was less romantic drama, it can be nice to see relationships that are actually working. It’s also enlightening to see a female protagonist who likes girly things without being slightly hypocritical (meaning, girls who claim they hate all things girly and yet still obsess over dresses and different girly things), although that’s not necessary for a good book. What’s needed for a good book is an interesting protagonist, villain, and plot, which this book certainly had. Not to mention the humor that made me love the first book so much!
I felt like the college angst didn’t always belong with this story, but if that was the book’s only shortcoming then I’m not complaining. I’m almost sad to read the next book, since it’s the last of the trilogy, but I’m ready to see how Evie’s story ends. As long as it’s done with the same amount of laughter and heart as the first two books, then I think it’ll do fine.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars