Author: Seanan McGuire
Release Date: March 6, 2012
InCryptid Book #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher
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...
I love The October Daye series so when I saw that Seanan had another series starting I knew I would be begging to get my hands on a copy. Seanan does not disappoint in the first book in her new InCryptid series.
I found Verity to be entertaining, strong willed, and quite unexpectedly bad ass. She works as a waitress at a strip club, patrols and keeps the monsters in line in her territory, and cuts a rug whenever she gets a chance competing in ballroom dancing competitions. The price family was fascinating to learn about. They grow up training to be Cryptozoologists and fight on the opposite side of the monster killing Covenant of St. George. Every single one of the family has their own talents and I loved reading about what they can do and enjoy best.
Verity gets unexpected help from a member of the Covenant when woman in her city start going missing. Dominic lives and breaths the Covenant but Verity and what she has to say throw his beliefs into a tailspin. I thought they worked very well together and I enjoyed watching them fight their attraction for each other in one breath and putting their hands all over each other in another. They will definitely be fun to watch in book 2.
There was a great amount of action throughout the book. The cast of characters was vast and imaginative. The plot was fun and I had a great time reading the book from start to finish. OH and I cant forget the mice colony. Who would have thought of that?!? lmao, them and their holidays cracked me up. MIDNIGHT BLUE-LIGHT SPECIAL is scheduled for March of 2013.
I gave it 5/5 stars