Blurb (from Goodreads):
Evie's paranormal past keeps coming back to haunt her. A new director at the International Paranormal Containment Agency wants to drag her back to headquarters. The Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans in her poisonous realm. And supernatural creatures keep insisting that Evie is the only one who can save them from a mysterious, perilous fate.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harper Collins UK and Netgalley.)
This is the third book in the ‘Paranormalcy’ series, and kicks off not long after the end of book 2 – Supernaturally. **Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for books 1 and 2**
Evie is now settling into her normal-ish life, and joining plenty of clubs at school to try to make new friends. Her most pressing problem at the moment is the fact that she can’t convince the winter formal committee to have pink as their theme colour. That is until the new supervisor from IPCA turns up.
Ms Anne-Laurie LeFevre tells Evie that she is now working for IPCA, and not in the informal capacity that she was using last time. Raquel has been ‘reassigned’, and Evie is in trouble again.
Before she knows it, Evie is locked up in one of the iron clad cells at IPCA, Raquel is on trial for something, and the fairies are knocking on Evie’s door wanting their ‘Empty one’ back.
As things quickly get worse, Lend ends up comatose whenever Evie is in the same room, Reth seems to be fading away, and Evie just doesn’t know what to do with the dark fairies who want her back.
Can Evie save Raquel? Can she break the curse on Lend? And can she sort out the fairies without losing her soul in the process?
This was a great final instalment, and the author actually manages to quite nicely wrap up most of the loose ends!
Evie was a joy as usual, so normal, but funny and intelligent at the same time. She continues to try and help everybody, and her love for her friends and boyfriend is so sweet. Her loyalty doesn’t waver, and she always blames herself, even when things are totally out of her control.
I never really had much of a thing for Lend, even though Evie loves him, but Reth – the fairy that loves Evie and has plotted to make her his eternally, totally steals my heart in every book. Even though he’s bad, he’s a bad boy that I personally can’t resist. Evie must be a little crazy in my mind to choose Lend over Reth, but each to their own.
There are once again loads of different paranormals in this book, and the not-so-lovely unicorns make another appearance, along with the vampires, werewolves, sprites etc.
The ending tied up most of the loose ends very neatly, although aside from the few twists in the turn, you could probably have guess how this would all end after reading the second book.
Overall; a great end to the series.
8 out of 10.
The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its fate rests solely in Evie's hands.
So much for normal.