The second in a series, with Paranormalcy being the first. In this second volume, Evie has left her life as a paranormal investigator, and is trying to live a “normal” teen life, as much as she can, since she is a rare person that can see through the glamour of paranormals to what lies beneath. She used to help the International Paranormal Containment Agency keep track of paranormals, tag and bag the ones that spell trouble, and help those that need it. But trouble with the Agency and it’s methods caused her to leave it. But her boyfriend is half a water elemental, she had no parents, and currently lives with a vampire over a diner frequented by paranormals. Some “normal” life! Trying to keep those parts of her life separate is hard. When her mentor from the Agency comes to ask for her help, as a “consultant” working on assignment only, she takes a while to think about it, but they really need her, and she misses the work and the people, so off she goes. Now it appears that someone is trying to hurt her, and a spritely boy, raised by the fairies, complicates things, and life comes crashing to a head. How she deals with it, and her latest threat, leaves it open for the next book in the series. Good read – funny, and different, although sometimes you want to smack her upside the head for clinging to her vision of what a normal teen is (clue – she isn’t one, and knows it), and her refusal to tell the truth to her boyfriend makes you want to shake her.
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