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Hannah Jayne

Autor(a) de Under Wraps

19 Works 1,624 Membros 98 Críticas 1 Favorited

Séries

Obras por Hannah Jayne

Under Wraps (2011) 283 exemplares, 19 críticas
Truly, Madly, Deadly (2013) 277 exemplares, 10 críticas
Under Attack (2011) 127 exemplares, 9 críticas
Under Suspicion (2011) 106 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Escape (2015) 88 exemplares, 2 críticas
Twisted (2016) 87 exemplares, 3 críticas
Predatory [4-in-1] (2012) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares, 6 críticas
Under the Gun (2013) 81 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Girl in the Headlines (2021) 81 exemplares, 2 críticas
See Jane Run (2014) 71 exemplares, 6 críticas
Under a Spell (2013) 69 exemplares, 5 críticas
On the Hunt (2015) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares, 7 críticas
The Dare (2014) 56 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Revenge (2017) 48 exemplares, 3 críticas
Under the Final Moon (2014) 40 exemplares, 3 críticas
Copycat (2018) 34 exemplares, 10 críticas
What Happened on Hicks Road (2023) 22 exemplares
Rebound Guy (2011) 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
female
Locais de residência
San Francisco, California, USA

Membros

Críticas

I really enjoyed this read. I thought it was really fun mystery thriller with memory loss element that I really enjoyed. I also liked how this story had a unique structure. It was a very small story, with not a ton of characters. I also thought the story was a fun one, and super quick read. I really did fly through the story. I would def read more by this author in the future. This story had a super rushed ending and would have liked a bit more closure to the end of the story!! But a prefect early fall read!!… (mais)
 
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lmauro123 | 1 outra crítica | Dec 28, 2023 |
I really enjoyed this read. I thought it was really fun mystery thriller with memory loss element that I really enjoyed. I also liked how this story had a unique structure. It was a very small story, with not a ton of characters. I also thought the story was a fun one, and super quick read. I really did fly through the story. I would def read more by this author in the future. This story had a super rushed ending and would have liked a bit more closure to the end of the story!! But a prefect early fall read!!… (mais)
 
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lmauro123 | 1 outra crítica | Dec 28, 2023 |
Let's go through the 'Guaranteed to Get Lexie's Attention' Checklist:
Chick with Sword on Cover CHECK
More Snarkiness then you can toss a boot at CHECK
Sassy Paranormal Best Friend CHECK
Interesting City CHECK

So it has all these things. Theory states that if you give a Lexie her favorite tropes she is BOUND to enjoy the book.

Well I was never very good at science.

The problem is Jayne tried entirely too hard to make Sophie the sassiest, coolest non-magical person in the entirety of Urban Fantasydom. Whenever Sophie made a snarky quip I cringed--they felt forced when partnered with her rather boy crazy attitude.

Much of my problems are in the fact that the book tries to have this 'chummy' sort of atmosphere when Sophie (our MC) narrates the tale. Rather then feeling as if this is a talk between 'us girls' it makes me feel uncomfortable. We learn WAY too much about just how horny Sophie feels around her boss. And her new reluctant partner. And the two of them together.

Some of her observations are interesting--she genuinely enjoys the job she has and knows an awful lot of entertaining folk. And she does know a lot about the paranormal community. Jayne includes some creatures I never knew existed--like the two-faced Kishi's. I appreciated that she tried to keep things a little different.

Then her sort of tour guide schtick was grating as well. She dispenses information about the world, the Underworld and the two combined like a Disney cruise director. 'Over here are the pixies--they get nasty fast. And over there are zombies--always losing their forms.' While over time some of the generalizations she makes are proven differently, I thought it rather gauche of her to say such sweeping statements.

Essentially Sophie's partner in solving some brutal murders is Parker--as normal an American cop as you can get. Knows next to nothing about paranormals he didn't learn from some highly doubtful resources. This is usually how their interviewing of witnesses goes:

Parker: So--
Sophie: Parker NO! Bad idea!
Parker: Why?
Sophie: Because that's a [insert creature's name] and they like to [insert natural habits] so never [insert action here]. Ever.

Fun right? Except its not after the first twelve times. I understand Jayne wanted to give us an idea about the world, but I have to think there was far better ways. Or maybe just not include as MANY types next time.

And this has nothing to do with the author or writing, but I cry foul on the cover artist--as pleasing as the cover is its about as far from what Sophie looks like as possible. "I nonchalantly patted my Brillo pad curls..." (page 4) Long flowing locks of reddish hue are not Brillo pad curls. I have friends with hair like that. Believe me the torture they put themselves through to get curl free straight hair is nothing short of miraculous.
… (mais)
 
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lexilewords | 18 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
3.5-Cute but reviews on rest of series not
½
 
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Renegadefx | 18 outras críticas | Sep 21, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
19
Membros
1,624
Popularidade
#15,846
Avaliação
½ 3.3
Críticas
98
ISBN
76
Línguas
1
Marcado como favorito
1

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