By Kiersten White
HarperTeen, 2011. 342 pgs. Teen fiction
In the second book in the Paranormalcy series, Evie, living out the normal life she has always dreamed of, finds that it's not quite what she imagined. With her dreamy boyfriend Lend away at college, severely limiting their time together, Evie's actually missing her former employer, the International Paranormal Containment society. So when her former boss shows up asking her to be a contract employee, she does it, even though it means lying to Lend. Soon she's busy with mysterious paranormals who keep turning up and trying to control a rather frightening side of herself. She's also busy ruining her relationship with Lend, since she lies to him about numerous things, including intentionally neglecting to tell him that he's actually immortal. With her life spiraling out of control, Evie comes to realize that she's not exactly who she thought she was.
I have to say, I spent a large part of this book being frustrated with Evie--she's got the sweetest boyfriend and she keeps lying to him, which didn't exactly make me like her. I also though the book's resolution came way too quickly and easily. That said, I think fans of the series will really enjoy it. It is a fun book, and the twist on the paranormals still makes it a refreshing contrast to a lot of paranormal literature.
3.5 stars. Clean read.