February 02, 2018

#BookReview: Discount Armageddon by @seananmcguire ‏via @adivineeternity

About the Book: 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...

Reviewed By: Caity G.
Publisher: DAW
Recommended Age: Older teens and adults
Genre: Urban Fantasy
How I Acquired this book: Purchased
Overall rating: ★★★★
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About the Author: Hi! I'm Seanan McGuire, author of the Toby Daye series (Rosemary and RueA Local HabitationAn Artificial NightLate Eclipses), as well as a lot of other things. I'm also Mira Grant (www.miragrant.com), author of Feed and Deadline.

Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid-back about rattlesnakes. I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and share my house with two monsters in feline form, Lilly and Alice (Siamese and Maine Coon).

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: One of my harder books to put down lately

Check out author's other books? Most certainly, yes
Recommend this book? Very much yes

Notes and Opinions: Oh to be insane enough to be Verity Price, Cryptid Hunter and ballroom dancer extraordinaire. This wild romp across the underside of a parallel New York City was exactly what the doctor called for when I needed a fun, fast-paced read to pull me through a slump last year. Once I got about 50 pages into this one, I tore through it rapidly, purchasing most of the rest of the currently published books before I finished reading it.

It's full of fun, and not-so-fun, twists and turns, dragons, and any kind of mythological creature you could hope for in a place like NYC. The writing is fast-paced and Verity is appropriately grumpy for someone who seems to be a magnet for the trouble she attracts as a Price girl. 

Sometimes she could get a little bit annoying, but I forgave her for that after about the tenth monster attack.

Go Into This One Knowing: It may start out slightly slow, but don't worry. It'll pick up pace.

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