Under The Final Moon, Hannah Jayne
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
I’ve read all of this series from the first book, and loved each part, from Sophie, klutzy but so genuine, to Vamp Nina, self obessed but yet when the chips are down Neens is there, the agency staff- an assorted bunch with some funny quirks, and of course the delicous pair of Guardian Will and fallen angel Alex. Sophie wants them both, but as Nina keeps saying, she has to choose….and who can forget little Cha-Cha, that dog is a real star !
So, onto the final part, the espisode that all the others have been leading up to, and her enemies are now out in force. In the past there’s been more or less one (type) of enemy at a time, now they’re round every corner, in every bar, following her every move and the Agency feels they just can’t deal with it. Poor Sophie, gives her all and then she’s on her own. She understands, but it’s still hard to accept when it seems she can’t even go for a consoling drink without getting attacked, and Will and Alex are dealing with the aftermath of all the city’s fires and earthquakes. Seems Sophie’s dad is finally ready to visit – and that puts her in danger. She knows what dear old dad wants and its not a friendly “hello, I’ve missed you….” – but something far more life threatening.
There was lots going on in this book, but somehow it didn’t hook me as past episodes have. I’m not sure why, maybe just the multiple enemy scenes, or perhaps that Will and Alex didn’t seem as connected with Sophie as they usually are – they were both very busy with other things. The ending comes over well, I didn’t see that happeneing which was good, but overall I just felt underwhelemed after the brilliance of the earlier books. I expected to feel more emotional, more sad at saying goodbye to the cast but it just seemed to happen so suddenly that I was taken by surprise.
Stars: Four, its still a good read and one that wraps everything up well.
ARC supplied via Netgalley