Despite this being my first book in the series, I had no trouble jumping in with Sophie and her pals. Accessible and engaging mythology, characters that reminded me of the Jane True
series when it comes to hilarity and magical hi-jinx, I'll definitely want to go back and pick up UNDER WRAPS so I can enjoy all the available books in this series.
While individual scenes were well constructed, the uncorrected proof I was reading had some continuity issues between scenes. Sophie would be home, for no reason, then get run off the road, then be back in the office... the transitions were clunky and took me out of the action. Those issues may be fixed before the final copy, though Sophie's final confrontation with the fallen angel Ophelia contained some magical inconsistencies that bothered me as well. These issues were minor over all, but knocked the world experience down a peg for me. The characters didn't let me down in general, but I did not enjoy the atypical interaction between Nina and Sophie over the new UDA boss. I kept expecting some magical explanation for Nina, normally so fiercely devoted to Sophie, not supporting her at all at work. If there was a reason, it wasn't resolved in UNDER ATTACK
, maybe book three will reveal some detail about the new boss that will redeem Nina's betrayal in my eyes.
While I expect the transition issues to be resolved before the final printing, the minor character issues will probably be apart of the final story. While they knocked the story down a bat overall, I'll definitely be reading UNDER WRAPS to tip my verdict on book three one way or another. For those of you who have read UNDER WRAPS and enjoyed it, I'd say UNDER ATTACK
will be a good bet for you. For others new to the series, feel free to join me in reading book one to decide if this fun, fluffy series holds up overall.
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