Ghoulies. Ghosties. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the night... The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity-and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist,... show more
Ghoulies. Ghosties. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the night... The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity-and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right? It would be, if it weren't for the talking mice, the telepathic mathematicians, the asbestos supermodels, and the trained monster-hunter sent by the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George. When a Price girl meets a Covenant boy, high stakes, high heels, and a lot of collateral damage are almost guaranteed. To complicate matters further, local cryptids are disappearing, strange lizard-men are appearing in the sewers, and someone's spreading rumors about a dragon sleeping underneath the city...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 6th 2012
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: InCryptid (#1)
I've joined this party a little late. I didn't know about Seanan McGuire until I read the serious and pain-filled "Rosemary and Rue"a few months ago. "Discount Armageddon" is almost the mirror image of "Rosemary and Rue". It's fast, light and witty in a superficial denying-the-danger kind of way. ...
So, I finally finished. I really liked Verity, and, while other reviews thought her ballroom dancing hobby interfered with the story, I strongly disagree. After all her conditioning from her 'hobby' is what helped her through her ordeals. While this series jumps between her and her siblings, if I ge...
I first read Discount Armageddon a couple of years ago, when I was in a bit of an urban fantasy phase and started a bunch of series - I carried on with a couple of series, at least for a while, but this wasn't one of them. Not because I didn't enjoy it, since I gave it 4 stars at the time, but for n...
What if the snarky scientists studied them? Well, then you'd have this. It's actually a lot more complicated: Seanan McGuire creates a nice blend of monsters that you know, and her own species. The boogeymen are a known quantity to us, but what McGuire does with them is place them in a known f...
This is a fun ride with a great protagonist and a ton of fantastic characters. Religious mice, ballroom dancing, ass kicking, and nerding out in a blender on a bar in a strip club called Dave's Fish and Strips. This series has a lot of potential, and I look forward to reading more in it.