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.
In Paranormalcy Evie was this super quirky, perky, adorable character. We fell in love with her personality. In book two much of this personality is well, it’s there but there is also a level of bitterness to it, because Evie it confused and is not quite sure where she fits in.
In book one Evie just wanted to be normal, but now that she’s living the life she thought she wanted, well gym glass just isn’t as fascinating as one might think. She feels lost in her new world and despite the problems with the one she left, she still misses it, the good parts of it anyways.
While I still enjoyed this book, it didn’t have the same spunk as the first one for me. It felt darker because Evie was in a darker place. She didn’t know how to juggle everything and so started hiding things from those she loves. Most of the tension from this book comes from keeping secrets and the conflicting situations that arise when she’s caught.
Lend is still absolutely yummy. Jack is an interesting development. Reth is still confusing.
It was a solid follow up. It covered the ground it needed to. It wasn’t what I expected, but I was definitely happy to be delving back into that world. Also loved the take on Unicorns.