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Under Attack

(Underworld Detection Agency #2)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  1,501 ratings  ·  140 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Kensington
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Jilly
The characters in this series are a bunch of morons. Truly stupid. I figured out every single thing going on within a couple of pages and they spent the whole book bumbling around like kittens chasing the red dot. Going nowhere, accomplishing nothing.

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
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Jenn
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sophie Lawson is not your typical urban fantasy protagonist. She has a fondness for Pinwheels and sheath dresses, doesn't know how to fight, doesn't have powers, and is about as far from tough as you can get. When I read UNDER WRAPS, the first book in the Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles, it took me a while to get used to Sophie because the book cover depicted her as a fierce warrior when she's really more of a cutesy girly girl. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a cute protagonist but the cover ...more
Shelley
*Rating* 3.0
*Genre* Urban fantasy

*Full Review*

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
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Meigan
Sophie Lawson. Never have I been more enamored with a female heroine. What sets Sophie apart from the hundreds of other leading ladies is her status of idiot. Bumbling idiot, village idiot, whatever works, she is one. It's not her fault she's better with a stapler than a gun (any weapon, really). It's also not her fault that the reason the book covers for this series make no sense is because they indicate how Sophie sees herself when she's daydreaming about "being on the case". It's cute, really ...more
Stephanie  G
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Sophie works for the Underworld Detection Agency. They have brought in some new management around the same time Alex, a fallen angel who Sophie is somewhat involved with, shows up at her door step. He tells her that he is on a mission to find the Vessel of Souls. If he finds the vessel before the evil fallen angels do, then he might get his wings back. Sophie happily agrees to help him find it, and so does Nina, her roommate and work pal.

Sophie starts out light hearted and funny. I thought that
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Joshua Burns
Jun 13, 2013 rated it liked it
As seen on Rabidreads.ca:

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 t
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Tori
Mar 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Re read to get ready for book three though if Sophie doesn't stop with her whining and generally dumbarse-ness, I may not read it.
Carrie
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: calibre-library, 2018
I gotta say, I'm a little disappointed. After the first book and having enjoyed the last few of the series, I guess I just expected to really tear through these books without wanting to stop. This book was good, don't get me wrong, but after the first book, I didn't enjoy this one nearly as much.

Sophie is still exactly who she started out as. She loves her job, surrounds herself with paranormals, and yet yearns to just be a normal girl. Oh, there's also the on-again/off-again relationship with f
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Fabienne Gilbert
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Kristin
Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
I won a copy of this book from Literary Escapism (www.literaryescapism.com). Thanks guys!

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
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Heather
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book and will be reading the next book in the series. The series has a very supernatural Janet Evanovich feel; a good blend of story, humor, and character. I do need to see more character development and more back story included. Grandma had some cameos in this book but to no real solid end. I know she was a psychic when she was alive but if I don’t see more of her previous relationship with her granddaughter then I won’t care about her input and I sense I should care.
Mary Hartshorn
Mar 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sophie and Alex have proven that Sampson was innocent of the murders which were in fact done by the police chief. Unfortunately, there is no sign of him anywhere and no way to contact him. Now the UDA is under new management who want nothing to do with Sophie because she is human.
In this book Sophie learns more about her heritage, and what Alex is.
Gail
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow

Another fantabulous book in this series.

Psycho sister hunting Sophie down!

Hot English guardian!

Hot Fallen Angel!

Losing her job, finding a new one and it going up in smoke!

Bff kidnapped and tortured......... I need a rest, I'm tired for her lol.

Love it 👍👍👍
LIA  Kh.
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
this book is funny. despite the plot beating around the bush. and yes the cover is totally deceiving
Chris
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Really not sure why I kept reading these...
Kevin
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good follow-up to the starter.

Still rom-com with some action-adventure mixed in.

And still a story that the cover does not fit.

Recommended.
Dark Faerie Tales
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed-by-kiwi
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

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 Review:

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
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Feb 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
Sophie’s life is going miserably – what with a shakeup at work forcing her to find new employment and creating a rift between her and Mina

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
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Crystal ✬ Lost in Storyland
When Sophie opens up the novel talking about hobgoblin slobber, you know you're in for another treat. (NOT the hobgoblin slobber. YES, Sophie and co.) One of the things I love most about Sophie is her quirky sense of humor that comes out even in the most dangerous of situations. Along with the humor comes the tendency to ramble on, and then maybe delve into a sexual fantasy or two. While it does make the plot less streamlined and tight-knit as it could be, I love this trait of Sophie's. It keeps ...more
Ruby
Jun 07, 2011 rated it liked it
This review was first published on http://www.rubysreads.com.

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
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Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
Sophie Lawson is back and now she has time on her hands since she just got fired to help her sometimes boyfriend Alex find his Vessel Of Souls and get back into Heaven. Conflicted on whether she wants him to go or stay she decides to help for the greater good of mankind. Finding the Vessel proves to be problematic even for a human immune to magic and as another fallen hell-bent on finding it to comes into the picture to challenge her, Sophie will have to use her wits to make it out alive. She’ll ...more
Kt
Mar 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

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
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Amber
Jun 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Sophie irritates me.

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
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Beth Dawkins
Oct 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011
Sophie works for the Underworld Detection Agency. They have brought in some new management around the same time Alex, a fallen angel who Sophie is somewhat involved with, shows up at her door step. He tells her that he is on a mission to find the Vessel of Souls. If he finds the vessel before the evil fallen angels do, then he might get his wings back. Sophie happily agrees to help him find it, and so does Nina, her roommate and work pal.

Sophie starts out light hearted and funny. I thought that
...more
Sapphyria
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
**Please Note: There will be Book 1 spoilers in the following review.

Sophie is still reeling from the events in book one: 1)The loss of her boss, Pete Samson; 2)The realization that Parker Hayes is actually Alex the Fallen Angel; 3) The possible mystery surrounding her lineage, etc.

The loss of her boss Pete Sampson is taking its emotional toll of Sophie. Things get really bad when the UDA hires a new director - a mobster vampire with a mafia of his own. Not understanding why UDA would hire a hum
...more
Erin
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
Under Attack by Hannah Jane-

I admit that I was worried that the characters would not be the same when I started this book but I was very happy to see that they are the same! The reason I was worried was because off the front cover. I did not want Sophie to suddenly be super woman, I was very excited when she was the same as she was before! I also have another favourite character, cha cha. That little dog is the best little guard puppy ever! She hides so well.

This book does take place a little w
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Once again, there’s a bit of a disconnect between the cover and the content of the latest Underworld Detective Agency book. Despite the fact that Sophie has both the stun gun and the gun pictured, she was much more likely to leave these weapons in her locker than wield them in such a kick butt fashion. Still, Sophie and her pals made it very easy to jump into UNDER ATTACK as my first book of the series. Accessible and engaging mythology coupled with characters that reminded me of the Jane True b ...more
Nora-adrienne
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Under Attack
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
Jessica  Sinn (Books and Trouble)
As a human immune to magic, Sophie is somewhat of an anomaly at the Underworld Detection Agency, a beurocratic office that helps paranormal beings blend into San Francisco society. As the executive assistant to the agency’s director, she uses her magical force shield to her advantage while dealing with disgruntled trolls, vamps, weres and pixies. But after a brush with evil at – where else – Starbucks, she realizes her resistance to magic is no match for Satan’s Spawn.

On a quest to retrieve the
...more
Kristen
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Hannah is the author of the UNDERWORLD DETECTION AGENCY CHRONICLES from Kensington books and the upcoming young adult thrillers TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY and SEE JANE RUN available from Sourcebooks, Inc. When she's not battling the demons of the Underworld or tackling a murderer at Hawthorne High, Jayne kicks her feet up in her San Francisco bay area home and attempts to share couch space with two enor ...more

Other books in the series

Underworld Detection Agency (6 books)
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  • Under Suspicion (Underworld Detection Agency, #3)
  • Under the Gun (Underworld Detection Agency, #4)
  • Under A Spell (Underworld Detection Agency, #5)
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