Under Attack (Underworld Detection Agency #2)
Even cats wise up at some point, but these characters never seem to.
But, also like the kittens chasing a dot, it is funny. There are some absolutely hilarious moments in this book. Like when Sophie and her roommate, Nina, decide to break into a hous ...more
*Genre* Urban fantasy
Sophie Lawson has immunity to any form of magic, yet she remains human. She is the only human who works for the Underworld Detection Agency. With her former boss on the lame and pretty much stuck as a werewolf, Sophie’s job status at UDA comes under review and reconsideration.
Sophie also learns more than a few secrets about herself in this book, including facts about who her real father is and what she is “carrying” within her. She even gets a visit ...more
Sophie starts out light hearted and funny. I thought that ...more
Under Attack would be better, in some ways, as a weekly strip in the funny papers alongside Garfield, gorgonzola, and briefcase-toting cavemen. The red head on the cover shares little to no athletic ability with the donut-craving klutz we are lead to believe must save the universe. This "joke", the gun and stungun-toting red head on the cover is not who is roaming around L.A. under the cover, is one in a long line of deprecatory gags. Six hundred year old vampire trap ...more
She's one of the Underworld Detection Agency's best. But her job is really starting to bite . . .Sophie Lawson is a human immune to magic, which comes in handy for helping paranormal beings transition into everyday life. But fallen angel Alex Grace and his search for the Vessel of Souls is one curse she never saw coming. Suddenly an unexplainable string of killings and destruction has even San Francisco's demons fearing for their immortal lives. And Sophie isn't about to trust Alex's all-too-vul...more
And into this comes Alex, the Fallen Angel, looking for the Vessel of Souls which is mega shiny and powerful and vital. He needs it now because Ophelia, also Fallen Angel only much much much more evil is looking for the vessel.
That’s a quest that puts Sophie firmly in the middle – and directly under threat. Especially as we learn more about exactly who Sophie ...more
I expected some progress and maturity. I expected more suspense and intrigue I could not predict. This installment was so predictable; filled with meaningless dialogue and scenarios I skipped over paragraphs and chapters.
By now, we readers know that the cover art depicts how Sophie sees herself in her fantasies, not how she is in reality. This amuses me. She is really NOWHERE near as BA as the covers. At least she doesn't throw her gun at someone in this book, though. B ...more
I really like the idea behind the story. I even like the idea behind Sophie. I am not averse to a heroine who doesn't have physical training and doesn't know where she belongs in the paranormal world. There are a lot of series that do this fairly successfully. What I can't stand, is when the character is weak. You can not know a lot of things or be a physical fighter, and still be a strong character. I feel like Sophie lets too many people (ahem... ALEX...ahem...NEW BOSS) wa ...more
A non-stop adventure and funny like no other it is the perfect read. In this book, we continue reading Sophie’s story, a few months after the events from the first book. Sophie still lives with the fashionista vampire Nina (I love her!) and her nephew Vlad. But now, she loses her job and Alex returns t ...more
Quick & Dirty: A sequel quite like the first book, with a bit more danger and a lot more confusion.
Opening Sentence: It’s nearly impossible to get hobgoblin slobber out of raw silk.
The second book in this series finds our much beloved Sophie in more trouble than before, and this time it’s very personal. This time, the scary evil is coming directly for her, and only her.
You see, not only does Sophie have a bit of mystical powers, but it also app ...more
From the cover ...more
Sophie starts out light hearted and funny. I thought that ...more
On a quest to retrieve the ...more
Sophie may be invulnerable to magic, which is essential to surviving her job at the Underworld Detection Agency as the only breather (human), but that also means she doesn't have any powers of her own either. Considering the trouble she keeps finding herself in, any little bit would help. Her latest mess involves Alex's unrelenting quest to find the Vessel of Souls. Sophie isn't sure whether she can trust him, especially as hidden secrets ar ...more
She cried almost in every fucking page of the damn book..what is wrong with that woman ...or should I say little girl...
And WTF is wrong with authors .. I am trying really hard to be as respectful as I can ..but it is kinda hard when they think that writing a sex scene or the F word is bad but murder and violence is ok...really !
Because the world is being ripped apart by people having sex and talking shit !
Honestly I can be ok with no sex if the love story is strong a ...more
I was delighted when Hannah Jayne first contacted me to offer a review copy of Under Wraps, and even more delighted when I discovered that it was a gem of a novel. Part Urban Fantasy and part humorous suspense, Under Wraps and I were a perfect fit. Then, to put the icing on the cake, I was lucky enough to be sent a review copy of the sequel--Under Attack--without a murmur of begging on my part! So, I want to thank Hannah Jayne for th ...more
By: Hannah Jayne
Copyright: November 2011
Publisher: Kensington Books
She's one of the Underworld Detection Agency's best. But her job is really starting to bite . .
Sophie Lawson is a human immune to magic, which comes in handy for helping paranormal beings transition into everyday life. But fallen angel Alex Grace and his search for the Vessel of Souls is one curse she never saw coming. Suddenly an unexplainable string of killings and destruction has even San Francisco's demons fearin ...more
The first book, Under Wraps I found it interesting but I had some doubts now completely overcome in this second book. The plot is more complex and articulated and the fast pace that I was involved in many adventures of the protagonist that follow page after page, finding myself often scream to be careful and not to trust "that." And then I laughed a lot, pure humor, jokes and hilarious original language in this comedy that does not neglect the melee fights, explosions or fire.E then there are th ...more
This review has some spoilers from the first book in the series and I do talk about some plot points, without spoilers, so if you don’t want to know anything at all about this book, don’t read this review!
Under Attack takes place about six months after the end of the last book, Under Wraps, and Alex has yet again gone MIA, Mr. Sampson is apparently still dead (boo!) and a new vamp boss is about to take over ...more