samedi 6 juillet 2013

Under Suspicion (Underworld Detection Agency 3) by Hannah Jayne

Hello to all,

                it's a wonderfully sunny and warm weekend , for the first time i'm really feeling like it's the summer and i enjoy that. So i already did a bit of reading and i will continue but i will give a little priority to outdoor activity ( barbecue and collecting my currants) to keep my spirits up. However i couldn't start thyat without sharing a little with you at least.

 French reader got the first review this month but you are getting yours too....the topic of july for the paranormal romance challenge is witch and/or wizard so i will try to read those including them first....and i start with a series that i love, even if this book wasn't up to my expectations...

Happy reading i hope you will have a fabulous time too.

Publisher: kensington
Publication: 2012
ISBN:  0373277210
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal, romance
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: light
Public: 18+
Source: bought

Short description from goodreads :

 She's the new head of the Underworld Detection Agency's strangest division. What a nightmare. . .Being a human immune to magic helped Sophie Lawson get promoted. It's also made her a major, very reluctant player in a game that stretches beyond even the Underworld. Having handsome buttoned-down Englishman Will as her new guardian is one tempting blessing, especially since sexy fallen angel Alex is mysteriously MIA lately. But as a frightening number of demons start disappearing around the city, Sophie suspects that an Armageddon-level prophecy is about to become everyone's nightmare. And her investigation is testing her bravery--and Will's unexpected vulnerability--in ways neither could predict. Now Sophie and Will are fast running out of time as an unstoppable evil prepares to lay waste to demons and humans alike. .

My opinion:
          I liked this book but something is missing in my opinion.  The writing style is better than in the precedent book, the rhythm of action is just what it should be but  there is a mix of things that don’t add up to me.
So in this book we still have several kind of paranormal creatures, demon but mostly we have vampires, witches, and a banshee and a centaur as well as a werewolf., other are cited but those are the one we meet several of them, see them in action or that have a key role in this investigation (victims are important after all^^)

What I liked less is the behaviour of Sophie who goes from a guy to the other one, oki she isn’t with Alex anymore but she is not completely over him either so the triangle with Will doesn’t really make sense in my opinion. Suddenly she got feeling she didn’t have? Not likely. It’s not how she was described in the precedent books so such a big change of personality annoys me.

Now speaking about the investigation, it’s well done even if I did guess who the culprit was, it takes you along and you enjoy how determined Sophie is. What was strange is the reaction of Dixon, he is no looking into it , he isn’t interested , worse he take her files away and she doesn’t trust him , though she keep loosing her mind when she meets him. I could see it as “keep your friend near and your enemies nearer” ,yes she has a job but he can keep tabs on her that way. Like Sophie I think he is onto something strange even if we still don’t know a lot of thing about that. We do have some info about acquaintances of him who are demon hunter and more especially hunters of werewolves. Not really sure it’s something that come with his position but that’s not the main topic of this book, just hint for later in the series.
What seemed strange to me is the lack of interest of the others characters.. Nina is all in love, Alex is busy somewhere else, Vlad doesn’t care until Vamps are in danger. Only Sophie knows something isn’t right….but at the same time no one believe her and everyone avoid her… so either they believe or not but they can’t do both.In last book, several” clients” asked for her and were sad when she was sacked now they would be happy if se was… what has changed….

Sometimes I get the impression Hannah Jayne wants to do too much, start an idea and jump to another without concluding the first one…’s the first time I got such a strong impression with this series and I’m a little afraid to see where it will go. Add to that the fact it ends with a cliffhanger and you see why I just liked this book and nothing more. Fortunately I do have book 4 already so I will know shortly if it improve or if I lost interest in this series for a moment.

Not a bad book if you love urban fantasy and suspense, investigation but this book doesn’t shine like others still I think it’s putting important step and tips for the main plot so if you are a fan of this series it’s a must have.

Score:  3/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


1 commentaire:

  1. Thanks for the heads up Miki! Hope you're having a great time enjoying the weather :) It finally stopped raining after nearly a week we got a good bit of sun this morning before it started up again.