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Discount Armageddon

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Discount Armageddon: An InCryptid Novel (2012) Seanan McGuire

Verity Price is a cryptozoologist. And dancer. And member of a renegade family that supports the rights of cryptids to live as long as they don’t kill humans.

Cryptids? They’re the monsters that go bump in the night. The creatures of myth and folklore.

There is so much that is awesome about this story–so much geeky science. I mean, how often is John Snow mentioned in fiction? (Not often enough, I say.) And parthenogenesis. You almost never come across.

Yet, despite all that awesomeness, this story didn’t grab me the way it ought to have. I kept reading, because I wanted to know what happened, but I also kept reading because I wanted to finish this and move onto something else.

Is it me? Maybe. I’ve been sick for coming up on two weeks, so it’s possible the snot has addled my brains.

I mean, it wasn’t bad–not even close. It, perhaps, just wasn’t what I wanted to read.

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Categories: Fantasy, Female, Mystery, Paper, Romance, Supernatural

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