This reader's personal opinion, ©2016, all rights reserved, not to be quoted, clipped or used in any way by Google Play, Penumbra Publishing, amazon.com or other commercial booksellers*
This was as fast-paced and frequently hilarious as the first book in the series, Discount Armageddon. I hadn't been in a hurry to continue the series (despite loving the Aeslin mice) just because knew series didn't keep same main characters throughout. This one was still Verity's tale. And story arc wrapped up nicely for her, no cliffhanger ending here.
A perfect read for last Saturday's Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon plus Bookshelf BINGO's Urban Fantasy shelf.
Kinda worth reading this one just to see Istas and the Aeslin mice bonding over carcasses.
I will be pursuing the series. Next book is brother Alex's and with any luck may find out if last male dragon William's
eggs hatch boys or girls and if they get him out of the subway/city that built around his hibernation.
A couple of quotes:
“Verity didn’t mind bogeymen—they were pretty nice, mostly, if you didn’t let them talk you into doing anything you weren’t supposed to do—..."
1. Any creature whose existence has been suggested but not proven scientifically. Term officially coined by cryptozoologist John E. Wall in 1983.
2. That thing that's getting ready to eat your head.
3. See also: monster"
These books are so much fun -- and so utterly not what I expected from Hugo-award-winning [author:Seanan McGuire|2860219] aka [author:Mira Grant|3153776].
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Ratings scale used in absence of a booklikes suggested rating scale:
★★★★★ = All Time Favorite
★★★★½ = Extraordinary Book. Really Loved It.
★★★★☆ = Loved It.
★★★½☆ = Really Liked.
★★★☆☆ = Liked.
★★½☆☆ = Liked parts; parts only okay. Would read more by author.
★★☆☆☆ = Average. Okay.
★½☆☆☆ = Disliked or meh? but kept me reading in hopes would get better.
★☆☆☆☆ = Loathed It. Possibly DNF and a torturous read.
½☆☆☆☆ = So vile was a DNF or should have been. Cannot imagine anyone liking. (Might also be just an "uploaded" word spew or collection that should not be dignified by calling itself a "published book." If author is going batshit crazy in the blogosphere over reviews -- I now know why they are getting bad reviews. Or maybe author should take remedial classes for language written in until basic concepts like using sentences sink in. Is author even old enough to sign a publishing contract or do they need a legal guardian to sign for them?)