Discount Armageddon

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Discount Armageddon

An InCryptid Novel

All the things that go bump in the night are real. They live among us in secret. Most just want to live their life in peace. A select few start to snack on the human population. The Covenant, a large group of humans who know the monsters exist, are bent on destroying them all, regardless of innocence or guilt. The Price family takes another approach. They study the monsters, cryptids being the more polite term and help protect them from humans and the Covenant. Verity Price likes the family business but would rather be a ballroom dancer. In order to do what she loves, she moves to the Big Apple and continues the family business on the side. Things are going pretty smoothly until a Covenant hunter arrives in town and cryptids start going missing. Something is up, or rather down in the sewers, like a sleeping dragon that someone is willing to do anything in order to wake up. Verity has the knowledge and the skills but will she be able to dance her way out of danger?

I have been a fan of Ms. McGuire since the publication of Rosemary and Rue. I love the October Daye series and was intrigued by the InCryptid series. Now that I have finished Discount Armageddon I can honestly say that I LOVE THIS BOOK! I will try very hard to continue this review in a coherent manner and not fall into squeeling fangirl mode. From the main character Verity, the quotes from family members to the religious mice and the amazing fight scenes, this book doesn’t hit a wrong note. Verity is like Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s older, cooler sister. That resemblance continues when she is attracted to the worst possible candidate, Dominic the Covenant monster-hunter. Dominic is in New York on his first solo assignment and meeting Verity flies in the face of all he has known his entire life. When it becomes apparent that neither of them can handle the situation alone, they join forces and the results are explosive! If you love urban fantasy, you need to get your hands on Discount Armageddon! I guarantee you will love it! The wait for Midnight Blue-Light Special coming in March 2013 is going to kill me.

Book Blurb for Discount Armageddon

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...

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2012 5.00