Monday, March 14, 2011

Review: Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne

Under Wraps
Author:Hannah Jayne
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Kensington
Underworld Detection Agency Book #1
ISBN:   0758258925
ISBN13: 9780758258922
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Sick of wrongful-death lawsuits every time a full moon comes around? 

Call the Underworld Detection Agency.

 As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows everything there is to know about the undead, the unseen, and the uncanny. . .

Until a rash of gruesome murders has demons and mortals running for cover, and Sophie finds herself playing sidekick to detective Parker Hayes. Dodging raging bloodsuckers, bad-tempered fairies, and love-struck trolls is one thing. But when Sophie discovers Parker isn't what he seems, she's got only one chance to figure out whom to trust. Because an evil hiding in plain sight is closing in. . .and about to make one wisecracking human its means to ultimate power. . .

As others have mentioned this book is not like the cover. The cover is fantastic and one of the big reasons why I picked up the book in the first place, it makes it seem like Sophie is going to be a kick butt fighting chick which isn't the case. The book is light, fun and filled with a fantastic cast of different paranormal creatures. Sophie is the only mortal with the UDA and gets involved in a case with a sexy detective from the mortal world police. She is incredibly guy crazy and her inner banter can get a little annoying to read but all in all she was a very likable character and it was fun to follow along on her adventure. The plot was engaging, the mystery of the book wasn't predictable, and there is a nice cliffhanger at the end to get you wanting to read the next book in the series when it comes out.  I didn't Love it but I enjoyed reading it and will continue the series with UNDER ATTACK when it comes out.

I gave it 3/5 stars