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review 2017-05-05 08:00
Magic For Nothing
Magic for Nothing - Seanan McGuire

Finally a full book for Antimony. As she is the youngest of the Price siblings and Verity and Alex seemed to have made a pact against her, I was a little bit surprised at how much I liked her after all. It's one of the things I like best about the series. There are three different POVs (thank God only one per book though) from the different siblings and there is not one who annoys me. I'm quite surprised by this.

While I liked the story (probably one of the best of the series), there were some things that seemed to be formulaic at this point. For example, all three of the siblings have (against all odds they say) found a partner in the first half of their first POV book. Their biggest point of adjustment seems getting used to the constant cheering of the Aeslin (who are and will remain forever Awesome). Mork was a great new character.

Looking forward to the next one!

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review 2017-05-04 08:00
Chaos Choreography
Chaos Choreography - Seanan McGuire

So, after the first four books, I expected to get to know Antimony in this one, but with the Dancing title, I should have known it was Verity.

Verity and by extension Dominic are back as Verity stars in something like So You Think You Can Dance. I'm not a big fan of these talent shows, and reading about them was also not my favourite. Obviously, something fishy is going on at the program and you really don't want to be eliminated.

I like these books a lot. They don't have the best story, or are written in the best way, but they are heavily entertaining, with lots of cute characters (all the fantastic beasts) and I find Chaos Choreography as well as the rest of the series are great for relaxing. Would certainly recommend as a light read.

But man, that's quite a cliffhanger!

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review 2017-05-03 08:00
Pocket Apocalypse
Pocket Apocalypse - Seanan McGuire

I'll let you in on a little secret: I mostly read these books for the mice. The Aeslin are awesome!

I find this series such a relaxing read, that I'm always looking forward to reading it and enjoy it, even though I think this was not the best in the series. One of the main attractions is the world filled with all the fantastic beasts so I was a little bit disappointed that it's mainly werewolves here. I mean, been there, done that. (Instead give me some more Aeslin please) Also I think Australia would have been perfect to create new species of cryptids that were not yet introduced to us before.

Either way, it was still an enjoyable adventure, although not that special. I'm still looking forward to more Alex in a later book, as I like his scientific approach.

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review 2017-05-02 08:00
The Lay Of The Land
The Lay of the Land - Seanan McGuire

Somehow I missed this short story in the InCryptid series until now. As you may or may not know, almost all short stories can be downloaded for free from the author's website and they fill in the gaps about the family and are a great addition to the main books of the series.

Alice's story is somewhat underlighted still, but it was nice to have a new story. I never was too big a fan of Thomas, but he's starting to become more and more interesting. I hope to see more of them in other shorts, I think there is a lot left to tell.

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text 2017-03-20 17:53
Fictfact says my next in series books to read are:
The Broken Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin
The Blinding Knife - Brent Weeks
Silence Fallen - Patricia Briggs
Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
Etched in Bone - Anne Bishop
The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel (Queen of the Tearling, The) - Erika Johansen
Raven Cursed - Faith Hunter
Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter) - Nalini Singh
Pocket Apocalypse: InCryptid, Book Four - Seanan McGuire
Empire of Storms - Sarah J. Maas

Fellow booklikers' posts (like http://bookstooge.booklikes.com/post/1543510/my-little-po-ahem-tbr ) reminded me to check.  Actual reading sequence of published books will more realistically vary by what becomes available at library and my moods, of course.

 

Source: fictfact.com
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