I read DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON over four and a half years ago when it was first released, and all I can say in regards to why I'm only just now getting back to it is . . . It was a casualty of Mt. TBR.
And I am ashamed.
B/c seriously, guys, this book screams, "JESSICA! I AM HERE FOR YOUUUUU!"
No, really. It does.
We all know that Fae are my favorite, and that Native American folklore is #2, but what doesn't come up very often is any random creature fest. This is b/c mos ...more
A. use the gun, despite the danger of being hit by a ricochet?
The main character o ...more
∞ Quick maths ∞
✔ Wackiness + humour = +3
✔ Cool female lead = +2
✔ Ever-cheering, religious mouse colony = +1
✔ Gorgons and bogeymen and cuckoos and dragons, oh my! = +1
✘ Few but very Chick-Lit-like romantic bits = -1.5
✘ Bland male lead = -2
= 3.5 stars
►► Not bad! It looks like this was pretty good! It looks like I want to continue with the series! It looks like I don't DNF all the books I read! It looks like there is hope for me yet!
►► Full ...more
A buddy read with the Wednesday UF group at BB&B!!! Aeslin Mice, rejoice!!!
I loved it!!! Yes, I know, I have been loving many books lately, but what can I say - I have been lucky to read good books as of late and I would never complain about that gift from the universe!!! This book was the best to fill in my need for quirky, monster filled, and cheeky!!! As opposed to the ones of dark, gritty and cruelly merciless I have been reading at the same time - thus I feel completely balanc ...more
That moment when you find a new Urban Fantasy Series that you love!!!
With all the new Urban Fantasies that are seeming to pop up everywhere it is sometime hard to pick out the gems from the garbage. I’m so excited that I found something with so much potential that I have to *squee* in excitement.
In a world of urban fantasy that mostly focuses on shifters and vampires this one decides to move out of that box and into the world of Cryptids.
DNF 33%. Oh dear. Please don't hate me, Sarah.
I tried. I just couldn't get into this. It had so much potential. Part of it was funny and I loved the Aeslin mice who had been with Verity's family for generations. They talk and have rituals and celebrate EVERYTHING.
I loved the various cryptids. I just couldn't get into Verity. Her career as a ballroom dancer bored me to death. I couldn't get into Dominic, who is someone sent fr ...more
Fortunately for me, I've learned to really TRUST Seanan McGuire, for whether she's writing as Mira Grant or under Seanan, she has never led me astray or into three-way love stories, and ...more
Unfortunately I’m feeling tired and a little under the weather, so this is going to be a very short review.
I loved the world-building. It had a Men in Black vibe with all the weird and interesting monsters and how not all of them were evil, which was FANTASTIC.
I loved the talking colony of Aeslin mice, who love rituals and celebrations. I would love a colony of my own who could hail me all day ;-D
The Price family is awesome, especially the grandmother who continues to travel to hell to look...more
When you think of the bogyman, you don’t normally think of him running a strip club named Dave’s Fish & Strips. How about those delicious sweet pastries you eat from your local bakery, is it the result of a talented bakery chef or a cryptid known as a Madhura?
Verity Price doesn’t have to wonder about the bogyman or other monsters that we thought were only figments ...more
I can't continue reading this crap-fest about a total idiot girl who loves to dance and manages to tell us about dancing every other sentence. I would rather run naked through the Walmart hunting aisle wearing a deer mask than read one more page about dancing.
Yes, it's that bad.
DA did have it's trouble at the beginning as your in need to swim the info dump to figure out who Verity Price is and her passion for dancing then trying live up to the family name of cryptozoologist and the red st ...more
"Sure, you can take a heroic stand against the forces of darkness. Or you can not die. It's entirely up to you."Re-read 3/1/15
Hrmm, you know, I hardly ever change my initial book ratings when I re-read a book and don't like it as much the second time around (which happens kind of a lot, unfortunately). I usually just keep that initial rating up anyway cuz, hey, that's how I felt when I first read it, so why not, right?
But this time. . .I gotta say, this book really didn't hold up well for me ...more
“Never tell anyone to be careful, never ask what that noise was, and for the love of God, never, ever say that you’ll be right back.”
Verity Price belongs to a family of cryptozoologists who have been studying monsters/cryptids for centuries, protecting humans from them and them from humans. Verity also has ambitions as a professional dancer and has moved to New York, both for dance opportunities and a little space f ...more
I read this little gem with my Wednesday UF ladies (and one or two of us gents) over at the Buddies Books and Baubles on Goodreads, and I'm so glad we picked this to be our next series read.
This series has weird. It has fun. It has dangerous. It has weird. It has exciting. It has sexy. It has weird. It has st ...more
Don't take this to mean I dislike urban fantasy; nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, if you look at a genre breakdown of my reading material, you would find tha ...more
Most of Discount Armageddon is a lot of fun. Different species and their customs, mystery of who is taking all those cryptid women, funny quotes from various members of Verity's family before each chapter (even funnier if you'd read about those people before), the fact that there is nothing instant in Verity and Dominic's first meeting (unless you count let's kill each other one of tho ...more
I'm down for that party. Maybe dragon princesses would let me hang out in their nest with all that gold and I can get me one of those pe ...more
This book is no different. It's fun and clever. However, I just don't like urban fantasy. I keep trying, honestly I do. But the whole package of solving a mystery in a city with fantastic ...more
The tale takes place in an alternate world where paranormal creatures live amongst humans. The Covenant of St. George has spent centuries destroying these creatures. The Price family used to be members of this secret organization until Verity Price's great-grandfather while doing research about the creatures broke from the group. This family and the friends they have gathered along the way call themselves cryptozoologist. They study ...more
1. Any creature whose existence has been sug
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Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid-back about rattlesnakes. I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and ...more