Review: Discount Armageddon – Seanan McGuire

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..
My thoughts:
A new series by McGuire, and of course I had to read it. But that also means that I compare it to her October series. It was good, but so far not as strong. Still will I buy book 2? Of course!
In this world there are monsters of every sort, but humans do not know. Who does know is The Covenant, a bunch of creepy fanatics who thinks it’s God’s Will that all monsters are killed. Whether they are cute innocent talking mice or monsters that do kill. But that does not matter as Cryptids (the monsters) are not meant to be. I like good bad guys, and creepy religious fanatics makes for good baddies. And I can hate them as much as I want.
On to our heroine, Verity Price. Whose family left the Covenant to protect innocent cryptids. She is a ballroom dancer (and bwt the costume she has on makes sense when you learn more about her job). She is kick-ass, nice, smart and has a home filled with mice. Oh I loved the mice! 
Her friend and cousin is a telepath (comes in handy), she meets a cute buy who is Covenant and who means to kill every cryptid in NYC (not good). Someone is killing cryptids and the chase is on. Non stop action, a tiny bit of passion and there you have it, our story.
A nice beginning to a new series.

Series: InCryptid #1
Genre: urban Fantasy
Pages: 352
Published: 2012 by Daw
Source: own


32 thoughts on “Review: Discount Armageddon – Seanan McGuire

  1. Blodeuedd says:

    I am not telling but the mice are adorable, freaky and..haha creepy. Every good UF heroine needs a strange sidekick ;DMcGuire never fails. I need her zombie books now

  2. Anachronist says:

    A nice new series! Does it mean that October Daye will be here not much longer? Who wouldn't like mice, though πŸ™‚ There were cats in the Daye series, now time for rodents!

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    Lol, cats and mice. Yes I see the theme here. Oh the mice were just too good. Love those little freaks.I kind of hope yes on an end of October, I hate to see a series go bad. That has not happened yet but if it continues and continues…

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