Saturday, July 1, 2017

Week 26 Reviews: Pocket Apocalypse, Chaos Choreography, Sleepover, Magic for Nothing

From Goodreads:
Endangered, adjective: Threatened with extinction or immediate harm.
Australia, noun: A good place to become endangered.

Alexander Price has survived gorgons, basilisks, and his own family—no small feat, considering that his family includes two telepaths, a reanimated corpse, and a colony of talking, pantheistic mice. Still, he's starting to feel like he's got the hang of things…at least until his girlfriend, Shelby Tanner, shows up asking pointed questions about werewolves and the state of his passport. From there, it's just a hop, skip, and a jump to Australia, a continent filled with new challenges, new dangers, and yes, rival cryptozoologists who don't like their "visiting expert" very much.

Australia is a cryptozoologist's dream, filled with unique species and unique challenges. Unfortunately, it's also filled with Shelby's family, who aren't delighted by the length of her stay in America. And then there are the werewolves to consider: infected killing machines who would like nothing more than to claim the continent as their own. The continent which currently includes Alex.

Survival is hard enough when you're on familiar ground. Alex Price is very far from home, but there's one thing he knows for sure: he's not going down without a fight.

From Goodreads:
Fifth book in Seanan McGuire's funny and fast-paced urban fantasy InCryptid series featuring ballroom dancer and monster expert Verity Price.

Verity Price is back on the West Coast and getting back into the swing of the family business: cryptozoology. She's rescuing cryptids from bad situations, protecting them from monster-hunters, and generally risking life and limb for the greater good, with her ex-Covenant partner/husband, Dominic, by her side. Her ballroom dance career is behind her—or so she thinks. When Verity gets the call from the producers of Dance or Die, the reality show she almost won several years before, she finds the lure impossible to resist, and she and Dominic are off to L.A. for one last shot at the big time.

Of course, nothing is that simple. When two contestants turn up dead, Verity will need every ally she can find with the investigation, without blowing her cover… 

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s Sleepover finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything "weird." They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie.

From Goodreads:
Improbable, adjective:
1. Not very likely to happen; not probable.
2. Probably not a very good idea anyway.
3. See also "bad plan."

As the youngest of the three Price children, Antimony is used to people not expecting much from her. She's been happy playing roller derby and hanging out with her cousins, leaving the globe-trotting to her older siblings while she stays at home and tries to decide what she wants to do with her life. She always knew that one day, things would have to change. She didn't think they'd change so fast.

Annie's expectations keep getting shattered. She didn't expect Verity to declare war on the Covenant of St. George on live television. She didn't expect the Covenant to take her sister's threat seriously. And she definitely didn't expect to be packed off to London to infiltrate the Covenant from the inside…but as the only Price in her generation without a strong resemblance to the rest of the family, she's the perfect choice to play spy. They need to know what's coming. Their lives may depend on it.

But Annie has some secrets of her own, like the fact that she's started setting things on fire when she touches them, and has no idea how to control it. Now she's headed halfway around the world, into the den of the enemy, where blowing her cover could get her killed. She's pretty sure things can't get much worse.

Antimony Price is about to learn just how wrong it's possible for one cryptozoologist to be.

My Review:
Yeah, reading these 3 books, each full length novel starring a different sibling-and Magic for Nothing being Annie's first full adventure! Well, plus their cousin's short adventure in Sleepover, which was really great, too!

Pocket Apocalypse was really awesome, given that it takes place in Australia, and learning about how the ecosystem regarding cryptids worked there was so fascinating! Plus, Alex has to juggle Shelby's family and making the cure. It also involves changing attitudes, because the group didn't even consider telling the intelligent cryptids about what was going on!

Chaos Choreography was amazing, given that Verity goes back into the dance world, and we get to actually met Grandma Alice, vs. the young Alice that we met in the short stories! I loved the mystery, and that ending, oh! That was dramatic!

Magic for Nothing was so fantastic, that Annie inherited her grandfather's gift for fire, and yeah, that was so interesting! It was another new cast of characters, andi enjoyed meeting each one, and watching their adventures!

Such an amazing series of books, and I thoroughly enjoyed them! Can't wait for Tricks for Free!

Author: Seanan McGuire
Series: InCryptid #4, 5, 5.1, 6
Read: June 29th, 29th, 30th, 30th, 2017
Source:, NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her writing, and really enjoying this series, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Publisher: DAW, Roc
Published: March 3rd 2015, March 1st 2016, November 1st 2016, March 7th 2017

Pocket Apocalypse:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Chaos Choreography:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Magic for Nothing:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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