Supernaturally Blog Tour!

I’m really pleased to have Kiersten White here today with a super awesome guest post for the Supernaturally blog tour.. Today we have another IPCA Dossier and artist rendering of another creature from Evie’s world in Paranormalcy and Supernaturally. Read on to learn more about the Elementals in the books.

IPCA Employee Handbook Section 3.1.9
Elementals
Level Six
Ancient Origins, Separate Evolution, Various Forms
Immortality: Insofar as such things can be considered alive, yes
Breeding: No breeding threat
Types: Earth (gnomes), Water (nymphs, ondines, etc), Air (sylphs*), Fire (salamanders**)
*Visual confirmation has never been successfully achieved
**Fire salamander birth from flames has yet to be witnessed
Myths: Personification of various types of elementals; no known extensive human-elemental interaction. Little is known of origin or types. Though IPCA officially recognizes these four elementals, their existence (with the exception of gnomes and a few localized nymphs) is not proven. Additionally, some feel faeries are classified as elementals under “spirit.” (See Appendices: Elementals, Discussion of, 89.745.)
Facts: Few undisputed facts about elementals. Please see further information on Gnomes and Salamanders, as well as supplemental pamphlets “My Time with Ondine” and “Digging for Gnomes” (both pre-dating IPCA, from APCA).
Dangers: Unknown.
Information contributed by Evelyn age 15 (please see Appendices Catalog, Section 7, for details on glamour-piercing abilities), transcribed from the original audio:
Elementals? Like, what do you mean? [interviewer unintelligible] Oh. Yeah, I don’t really want to talk about elementals. Do you know what they had me do when I was thirteen? I had to sit on the banks of this river in Greece for THREE WEEKS just staring at the water trying to see something! Do you have any idea how boring it is trying to see a nymph? They tell me a trip to Greece, and then that’s all I do. It sucked. So when they asked me to sit on a mountainside for a couple of weeks staring at the air—the bleeping AIR—looking for evidence of a sylph I faked sick. Don’t sigh like that, Raquel. You would have, too. As far as salamanders, I asked for one for Christmas last year. Still waiting.
Artist rendering of Evelyn’s Salamander description:
How cool is that? I personally would love a salamander as well!
Make sure you follow the rest of the tour to find out more about the creatures in Evie’s world. The next tour stop will be over at Good Books and Good Wine on Friday, September 23. 
I really love Paranormalcy (my review) and Supernaturally (my review) and I love the background information we are getting with this tour! 
And here’s a bit more about the book in case you haven’t heard anything about it.

Supernaturally by Kiersten White
(Paranormalcy #2)

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.

Kiersten White



Kiersten White is the NYT Bestselling author of Paranormalcy.  She has one tall husband and two small children and lives near the ocean, where her life is perfectly normal.  This abundance of normal led her to a fascination with all things paranormal, including but not limited to vampires, faeries, and pop culture. Visit her at http://kierstenwhite.com.

Kiersten White is also going on a physical tour where you can meet her in person. To learn more about the tour, where she is visiting and who she’s traveling with visit here.

Paranormalcy and Supernaturally are in stores now! I highly recommend you go pick up a copy!

Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Supernaturally
Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Series or Standalone:  Paranormalcy #2
ISBN: 9780061985867
Format: ARC
Pages: 352
Source: Borrowed
Websites:
Kiersten White – Website 
Kiersten White – Blog 
Kiersten White – Twitter
Rating: 3.5 Stars
I was really looking forward to the sequel to the BLEEPING awesome Paranormalcy. However, I felt like Supernaturally was more of a whimper than the bang I was expecting. I was slightly disappointed by Supernaturally. I really loved Paranormalcy but Supernaturally felt a bit bland in comparison.
Supernaturally suffered from what I call the second-book-in-a-trilogy syndrome. Basically, the second book in a trilogy is kind of boring and slow moving and their to establish plot points for the big finale. In many ways, this is how Supernaturally felt for me. I felt this book was very slow moving and I think that was because of the plot. Personally, I’m not really sure what the central plot was. There were a bunch of small story lines, but I felt they did not connect together into one major plot. I was a little bored, and that made me sad. There were also things that were brought up in Supernaturally that then were not mentioned again, such as not hearing for the elementals. I know it is probably set up for book 3 but it just felt forgotten at points.
While the plot wasn’t my favorite, I will say I loved being back in Evie’s world. I lobe Evie. Kiersten White really has created a very distinct voice with Evie. As in Paranormalcy, Evie is just as snarky and hilarious. I was giggling within the first couple pages. Evie has grown since Paranormalcy. Evie knows now more about who she is and has the chance at a “normal” life and that has changed her. I really liked her character growth throughout this book. She learns a lot more about herself and has to deal with that knowledge and she deals with it well.
A lot of the same characters from Paranormalcy are back in this one. Including Lend, but there wasn’t enough Lend for my taste in this book since he was offer at college. Along with a bunch of old characters, Kiersten White introduces a new character, Jack who I really enjoyed. Jack was a character and really funny. He kind of reminded me of a Puck-esque character. However, the one thing I did not like about Jack was I figured out his purpose right when I met him. Other than that, Jack was a really interesting new character who provided some really good entertainment.

Overall, Supernaturally was a decent read. It was nice to be back in Evie’s world and I love Kiersten’s writing. Even though I was a bit disappointed by this book (probably because it had to live up to Paranormalcy) I still enjoyed it. And I will definitely be picking up the third and final book in the series Endlessly when it’s out sometime next year. Also, this cover is gorgeous! I love it and I love how it matches Parnormalcy.

Waiting on Wednesday (38) – Supernaturally

Supernaturally
Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
To be released: August 30, 2011
Summary (from Goodreads):
A lot has changed in the six months since Evie escaped from the International Paranormal Containment Agency with her shape-shifter boyfriend, Lend. She finally has the blissfully normal life she’s always dreamed of, including:
1) A real live high school
2) A perfectly ordinary after-school job
3) Her very own locker (and by the way, rusted metal is every bit as awesome as she imagined)
But Evie’s not-so-normal past keeps creeping up on her…and things get pretty complicated when you factor in:
1) A centuries-old, seriously decaying vampire stalker
2) A crazy faerie ex-boyfriend who is the perpetual bearer of really bad news
3) A major battle brewing between the faerie courts where the prize in question happens to be…Evie herself.
So much for normal.
First off, I think this cover is even pretty then the first book in the series. Secondly, I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK. Paranormalcy was such a great debut book, I cannot wait to see were Kiersten takes Evie in the next book in this series!! Is it August yet?
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.