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Under a Spell (Underworld Detection Agency Book 5)

Under a Spell (Underworld Detection Agency Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Hannah Jayne
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Count your blessings, guard your curses--and watch your back. . .

Sophie Lawson was seriously hoping life at the UDA would get back to relative normal now that her boss Pete Sampson has been reinstated. Unfortunately, her new assignment is sending her undercover into a realm where even the most powerful paranormals fear to tread. . .her old high school. Being a human immune to magic is no defense against soulless picture-perfect mean girls--or a secret witch coven about to sacrifice a missing female student. And Sophie's Guardian, uber-proper Englishman Will, is determined to convince Sophie he's the kind of temptation she should indulge in permanently. Now as the clock ticks down to apocalypse, he and Sophie will have to summon every trick in the book to battle devilish illusion, lethal sorcery--and betrayals they'll never see coming . . .

Praise for Hannah Jayne's Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles

"Jayne continues to delight with the third Underworld Detection Agency novel." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Under Suspicion

"Hannah Jayne has created an imaginative world that I look forward to visiting again and again." --Alexandra Ivy, New York Times bestselling author on Under Wraps

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 549 KB
  • Print Length: 414 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0758281129
  • Publisher: Kensington Books (6 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #194,603 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Series Takes a Giant Step Backwards 11 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is yet another book in this series in which the character of Sophie has no growth. If anything, her character has taken a great leap backwards.

I believe that these books are might be mismarked and should possibly be labeled - Young Adult or even New Adult. The humor, what little there was, was childish and over-done. The plot, part of which has Sophie having to go back to her old High School to investigate student disappearances and possible coven activity was interesting. However, having Sophia re-live her own experiences in the same high school over and over, felt as if we were beating a dead horse after a while.

I can almost compare these books to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series - the first few are great and you think that the humor and naiveté of the main character is cute, but after a while, it starts to grate on you. You start to wonder just how someone can be so stupid or naive after so many books. Shouldn't they have learned something by now...anything?*ARC SUPPLIED BY PUBLISHER*
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5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it dow 19 Oct 2013
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I rally enjoy these books - the mix of fantastic creatures and the gutsy heroine meant that I had to read it in one sitting!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Time for Sophie to grow up.. 14 Aug 2013
By Cheryl M-M TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
If this your first Underworld D. Agency book I would suggest reading a previous one Under Wraps: Underworld Detection Agency Series, Book 1.
This can be read as a standalone book but some of the relationships are written in a way that presumes previous knowledge.
Case in point would be Vlad and Kale. Their squabbling and interaction is described here and there with a few fractions of info, which doesn't really give any clear indication of why, when or what who did what to whom. So the reader has to fill in the gaps. The same goes for the attraction triangle a la Will-Sophie-Alex. Once again the reader doesn't really know why Alex is acting all huffy or why he insists on making annoyingly vague statements and flouncing off at every opportunity. In fact his flounces take priority over finding a missing teenager.
The story started out slow and was a little disjointed here and there, but it picked up and was quite enjoyable.
I think the author was trying a little too hard to keep it in the YA ball-park because the tone and behaviour of the characters swung like a pendulum. They switched from teen-tone to witty adult quips to squee moments and back again to sensible adults.
Although I have to admit there were quite a few one-liners in there that made me
Overall I think the author needs to develop the main character more and have her actually take a few steps forward instead of treading the same path over and over again. Let her grow into the strong adult individual she can be instead of being the often obtuse and impulsive teen she acts like.
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great mix of mayhem and mystery 6 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Under A Spell Hannah Jayne
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I've read all these now from the first in the series, and its always a fun adventure where poor Sophie lands in all sorts of trouble. This time is no exception. Thinking now her old boss is back she'll be able to relax, Sophie and Will are sent as supply teachers to a school where a pupil is missing as there's rumours of witchcraft involvement. As usual Sophie takes on more than just the job, desperately wanting to find the missing girl, and fearing it's part of a chain and others will go missing. There are similarities to a girl missing from the school the previous year, who was found dead with witchcraft markings on her.
Will, he veers from flirty to back to Protector constantly and I'm not surprised poor Sophie wonders what's going on with him. She's attracted to Will very much, but she's in love with Fallen angel Alex - and recently found he's got the problem that Sophie is the [person he needs to destroy to get back into Grace. So their on off relationship is definitely Off though he hasn't actually told Sophie that. (jerk) Gone from Loving Alex to Cold Alex, and Sophie just doesn't know where she stands. Like her I'm getting confused too, and hope the next book brings something a bit more definitive - though I'm not sure which one I favour. There's something about Alex, he was so great at first til he found out about Sophie, then Will, flirty British Will is sometimes all on and smiles, then the next minute just reminding Sophie he's only there as a task to protect her in her Vessel of Souls role. One minute he's very protective, and next when she's running into something that could be dangerous he's "I'm watching the footy love - good luck and call me when its over..." Puzzling to her and me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cool, Fun and Quirky! 21 July 2014
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Really good I love this series it's so much fun!
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