Saturday, September 13, 2014

Review: Under the Final Moon by Hannah Jayne


Publication Date: 8/5/2014
Series: Underworld Detection Agency #6)

Rating: 4 Stars

Official Blurb:


It's not the end of the world--until it is. Sophie Lawson may be a mere human with no special abilities except a strong immunity to magic. But the havoc she's wreaked on the supernaturals that come up against the Underworld Detection Agency have earned her plenty of enemies. Still, a girl can't freak out every time a horribly barbecued corpse is found with her business card in its hand. Or see a sudden glut of earthquakes, wildfires and three-headed dogs as just another day in California. But Alex Grace, her favorite fallen angel, is concerned--or saying he is to see more of her. Getting Sophie to see all the signs of the Apocalypse is an interesting way to heat things up. Or maybe what's making everyone hot under the collar is the fact that all Hell is about to break loose. . 


Sophie’s the only human in an agency filled with the supernatural gambit. That alone sets her up for an interesting life. But, you cannot really call her normal when her dear old dad is Satan and she can see through the glamour hiding the magical world from the human population.  Sophie’s erratic behavior was grinding on my nerves a bit. First, she goes from worry and carefree about serious threats to her life to bat shit crazy, running around like her pants are on fire then back to calm and collected. I understand that’s a part of Sophie’s personality throughout the series, but I had hoped that she’d grown into her heroine boots a little bit more in the last book.  Like all good heroine stories there is an on-going love triangle.  Sophie has teetered between Will and Alex throughout the entire series and continues to do so in the final book. One compliant I have is that she’s more or less thrust upon one of them in the last chapter because of sheer circumstance.

While I enjoyed the book, I felt like this series finale was a little rushed. It really could have used a few more pages of information and better character development. The end came abruptly without an epilogue. I understand the need to leave some of Sophie’s story to the imagination, but it’s my firm belief that a series finale book should at least give the reader a glimpse into the future of their beloved characters.


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