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Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne
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Apr 12, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: alternate-earth, angels, demons, dragons, fae, fantasy, humour, magic, pnr, romance, series-book, vampire, were-wolf, urban-fantasy
Read in April, 2011

Ok, the cover on this book is more than a bit misleading. Fortunately, I KNEW that, having read the reviews over on Its more UF-lite than anything else. The heroine is a "plain Jane, vanilla norm" who works at the Underworld Detection Agency as the administrative assistant to the head of the SF branch. And, despite the Detection part of the name--think more Social Services than Mickey Spillane.

Sophie Lawson joins the legions of other red-haired heroines of UF chronicles, except that her main talent is--being immune to magic. Other than that, she's totally unable to do any magic, except of course, she can SEE the true natures of those of the "Underworld" as they call themselves.

A light hearted story that, like its more mundane brethern, the Cozy Mystery, is one that you read for the zany characters rather than any real mystery, terror or surprise. But the zany is great. A teenaged vampire (112 years old) who is into Goth and dresses like Bela Lugosi. A love struck troll (all 3 feet of him) who smells like a swamp. A witch with an unfriendly cat. . .
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