Dragons and Boogymen and Ballroom Dancing! Oh My!

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Seanan McGuire, author

I’m 97% sure this is the author. Pics of Mira Grant came up when I searched Seanan McGuire. Curiousity is going to call me back to google to find out what that’s about.

My sister hooked my iPhone up to her Kindle account, which means I just got a great big addition to my library!  The first book that I read was Seanan McGuire’s Discount Armageddon.  This is the first of her “InCryptid” novel series featuring the protagonist Verity Price, Very for short or Valerie Pryor to the world of ballroom dancing.  See, now I know you’re hooked BTs, who doesn’t love a protagonist with a separate alias just for ballroom dancing competitions?

Untitled-10Outside her interest in dancing our heroine is also a waitress and a cryptozoologist (which in this world translates into a peacekeeper/monster hunter/scientist), making sure that the cryptids, as they are called in the book, function within the human world and setting straight the ones that cause trouble.  As you can imagine Ms. Price lives a very busy life that gets even more complicated when a member of the Covenant of St. George comes to town.  The Covenant train their members to be hardcore monster hunters, only seeing the world in black and white, humans good monsters bad.  It’s up to Verity to teach him the error of their ways or stop them from hunting down innocent cryptids.

Overall this book was a fast paced, fun read.  The characters are witty, funny, and real.  My only complaint is that I don’t think that the title really suits the story, but even that I can’t hold against McGuire because trust me BTs, titles can be difficult.  With that very tiny complaint stated I’m ready to get back to the excitement of the “InCryptid” world with the second book in the series, Midnight Blue-Light Special.

photo-109Keep Learning Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

(If you read the book you’ll get the little caption thing)

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