Saturday, December 31, 2011

Review: Under Wraps

Under Wraps (Underworld Detection Agency, #1)Under Wraps
by Hannah Jayne
released March 2011

Book Blurb:
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. . .

My Thoughts on Under Wraps:

I love my UF, and with the cover you expect something hardcore and retribution style heroine, but really it is more like a cuddly cute teddy bear. The cover is really neat but totally has nothing like the story in it. Under Wraps brings us into the hidden Underworld of San Francisco. We are introduced to our main heroine Sophie and her life working for the UDA Underworld Detective Agency while at the same time rooming with two vamps and sordid plot arising around her unbeknownst.

Under Wraps takes hints from UF while also making it a snarky and fun read that carries the reader for a loop in the life of one normal wanting woman with extra benefits. While immune to magic and having a passed on family that had some fabulous magical genetics, Sophie just wants a little love in her life, preferably not from her trolling stalker Steve.

Under Wraps was a great introduction to a series you don't want to put down.

My favorite line:
            I held up a silencing hand. "It ate my car."
           Nina's cheeks went hallow as she sucked the last of the blood from her pouch. "Whoa. Sounds like we're out of UDA and straight into Transformers."
           I gave her a look.
           "I know, " she said tossing her pouch in the trash, "more than meets the eye. Vlad, come on!" pg113

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