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Pocket Apocalypse

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pocket Apocalypse (2015) Seanan McGuire

Pocket-ApocalypseThe 4th InCryptid book.

Alexander Price is a cryptozoologist–he studies and protects the unique and sometimes magical species that inhabit our world with us–species that are often sentient and can even mimic humans.

Alex accompanies his girlfriend Shelby back home to Australia where her family is dealing with an outbreak of werewolves–a cryptozoological disease that has previously been kept off the island.

The cryptozoology is my favorite part of this series. I love the idea of scientifically studying magical creatures–but in a way that allows (most of) those creatures to remain living independently.

A small ring of frilly green plants poked up out of the dirt, each about three inches high. They stood out vividly against the autumnal background. I grinned. “So Dee, you were telling me screaming yams don’t exist.”
“Because they don’t.”
“Says the woman with snakes for hair.”

As for the story? It was okay. Throughout this series I’ve been more interested in the worldbuilding than what the humans are doing. It’s not that I dislike the Prices, I just find their work more interesting than their lives.
Rating: 7/10

Published by DAW

Categories: Fantasy, Female, Mystery, Supernatural

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