Having escaped from the International Paranormal Containment Agency in Paranormalcy (2010), Evie finds that her unusual powers, history and, in particular, a shape-shifter boyfriend make being a normal girl utterly impossible.
Her romance with Lend is developing, but she does find the regular high-school routine a little dull. Evie’s ability to see through the glamours of the beings that inhabit the spirit world inevitably shakes things up, though. When a mysterious new guy, Jack, shows up with the ability to navigate the faerie realm, Evie's off on another hair-raising adventure. Despite her distrust of IPCA, Evie knows that she can help in its battle against the faeries’ machinations—after all, she knows how dangerous the fae can be from personal experience—so she allows herself to be sucked back in. Readers can safely assume that Jack will be competing against Lend for Evie’s affections, but he proves to be a far more complex character under his blithe surface than they may initially think. Characters and plot will make more sense to readers who are familiar with the story than to newcomers, but it’s a goofy, amusing ride for anyone. As in the previous book, Evie’s voice is the best part of the story, as she balances her supernatural abilities against typical teen concerns and obsessions.A tasty bonbon for those who like their romance mixed with supernatural adventures. (Paranormal romance. 10-16)