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 t ...more
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A buddy read with my people at BB&B's Wednesday UF group!!! Because we all love the Aeslin Mice:)
Another very fun, very exciting and full of adventure entry in the Incryptid Series by Seanan McGuire!!! This is book 5, and after the first two books we got to spend with Verity, the third and forth books we got to fall in love with Alex, in this one we are back with now married to Dominic Verity, ready and excited to participate in a dance contest TV show, very much like "So You Think Y ...more
Of course, most of my annoyance is just because I don't really care about dance, and this, more than all the others, is *all* about dance. Dance competition, stardom, and Verity's personal gratification. I don't disapprove, and t ...more
Wow was I happy to be back with Verity, even though I really liked Alex’s PoV too I have a great time with Verity. I was a little sorry that I didn’t read a few of the road trip free stories available from Seanan Mcguire’s website here before starting this but don’t worry I read them right after so I would have all the details of the 4+ month road trip to get back to Oregon.
Verity and Dominic are living with her family and while they are not nearly as bad as Sh ...more
Meh, nowhere near as fun as the other Verity books.
-Verity banging on about being torn about her dancing and her duties as a Price was boring, she had the same issues in the first two books and chose to stick with her family duties, there was already closure on that. Her bringing it all up again was repetitive and pointless, especially as it was obvious where her loyalties ultimately lied.
-Really didn't enjoy the focus on dancing and reality TV. It wasn't funny or insightful or interes ...more
As I've said, I enjoy the Alex books.
The Verity books, well, not so much.
I just realized something: when you have this sort of series, where you switch the main character every few books, it's extremely hard not to have a lot of loose ends. And this is what annoyed me here: I have a lot of questions, no answers, and I'll probably only find out in 5, 6 books (if I ever do, that is).
As for Verity, she's not bad. The plot is interesting, the writing is decent (although ...more
True confessions time: back in the days when I owned a telly, I was a happy addict to Dancing With the Stars, glued to the waltzes, rhumbas, and tangos performed by be-sequined celebrities and their professional dance partners. I listened with bated breath as the judges rated their performances and urged them to “give it a little more welly.” Reading this novel was like going back to those days for a few hours, without paying for cable, as Verity (in her persona as ...more
Yes, that's right, ladies and gents, Verity gets a call to be on a special All-Stars edition of the show, which at first seems like a great way to confirm to herself that her decision to ...more
I wasn't let down.
I was a little concerned when I realized that her dance career was going to play such a large role in this book, especially after she'd been forced to make a decision in book 2. But after we got started in it, I ...more
It was ...more
I enjoy paranormal fantasy stories…yeah, I reckon y'all can tell, lol. And my favorite thing about the Incryptid series is those Aeslin mice and all their feasts and rules. The great feast of Dammit, Enid, Where Is That Girl. The rule of the Well-Groomed Priestess that “What Has Been Discarded, You May...more
This one's narrated by Verity!!
UPDATE: Just finished it, and it was awesome! Full review to come.
However, the ending of this book was COMPLETELY FECKING AWESOME. Well played, Verity, well played.
This is not 'my' series, but any day Seanan gets a cover reveal is a good day in my book.
Love her reveal pic on Twitter (Thanks to goodreader Sammm for bringing this to my attention over on the CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE COVER!!! list. ...more
THIS IS MIDWAY INTO A LONGSTANDING SERIES, SO IF YOU ARE READING THIS REVIEW, YOU SHOULD KNOW THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SPOILERS.
"I didn't start out with a lot of family. One thing I've learned is that people who love and accept you are worth their weight in silver bullets. You hold them fast, and you never let them go."
The first two books in the series (Discount Armageddon and Midnight Blue-Light Special) focuse ...more
3/5/16 updated to add:
just wanted to add some highlights that are haunting me a bit: there was a part where I actually gasped out loud in shock and horror, there were laughs, it ended on perhaps one of the most epically badass moments in literary hist ...more
At one time Verity considered pursuing dance and leaving the family business. While she is happy with her decision the opportunity to compete again is too great. Not wanting to deal with what-ifs, she along with Dominic and a small group of Aslin Mice head off to the competition. At first, things are won ...more
After two adventures with Alex and Shelby, McGuire takes us back to Verity and Dominic. I'm still getting used to the premise of switching main characters every few books in this series, but I have to say I was glad to see Verity again. However, when it turned out this book is centered around dance competition, I wasn't too excited. If you think I started reading Urban Fantasy because I'm interested in people trying to become celebrities in Hollywood, I will disappoint you. However, not t ...more
2. I never get tired of Aeslin mice.
3. Routewitches! I need to reread Sparrow Hill Road.
4. WHEN DOES ANTIMONY GET A BOOK? IS IT NEXT?? I HOPE IT'S NEXT
Now, who wants to talk about the ...more
I enjoyed the Aeslin mice far more too. I think Verity notices and includes them a lot more than Alex does - something he too touched upon - but he seemed to think its coz he's a god while his sisters are priestesses, and so, far more easy to approach - for the mice. I don't think so - after all - they have no issues ha ...more
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So, after the first four books, I expected to get to know Antimony in this one, but with the Dancing title, I should have known it was Verity.
Verity and by extension Dominic are back as Verity stars in something like So You Think You Can Dance. I'm not a big fan of these talent shows, and reading about them was also not my favourite. Obviously, something fishy is going on at the program and you really don't want to be eliminat ...more
Also, OBVIOUSLY, an urban fantasy would give me pretty much the reality tv story I want.
(view spoiler)[Okay, I get that Verity declaring war on the Covenant on live tv is bad, but also . . . there were monsters???? People died??? Also on live tv???? You can maybe get away with monsters for the special effects, but I FEEL LIKE PEOPLE WOULD NOTICE PEOPLE ACTUALLY DIED. Maybe this addressed in the next book because the one mad ...more
That ending!! Wow, I don't even know what is going to happen now.
My English review
The last two volumes were devoted to Verity’s brother and although I appreciate him very much, it’s true that I have a weakness for the young woman and I was impatient to find her again in this fifth volume. And what a pleasure to have her! I must said that we had heard so much about her dancing skills as she was in Dance and Die, so how not to be intrigued when we learn that the producers ask her to participate in a new season?
We thus find Verity married ( ...more
So here’s the deal: InCryptid has a LOT of backstory via a multitude of (FREE) extras that are available on McGuire’s website.
These extras chronicle the Healy and Price family after they went rogue and left the Covenant of St. George. The majority are about Jonathan Healy, the son of Enid and Alexander Healy, the original detractors, and Frances Brown, Jonathan’s future wife (and are quite tragic), but a few of the later ones begin to tell Alice Healy, Frances and Jonatha ...more
I loved getting back to Verity's storyline in CHAOS CHOREOGRAPHY and especially loved that my silent wish was answered which was to have Dance or Die be in the actual story instead of being constantly referenced to. The dance competition reality show was my favorite part of the story and part of this is due to my love of dance competition reality shows. The other part is I wanted to see Verity go back into her undercover persona Valerie and see how she ...more
It has all the sparkle and fun of the first two books - I mean seriously, Verity's dancing in a high-intensity, vividly detailed reality TV show where the eliminated contestants each week get killed by supernatural means! so Verity's danc ...more
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
Other books in the series
"Please," added Dominic. "I have to sleep here."
"HAIL!" Rejoiced the mice. "HAIL THE LACK OF STABBING, SHOOTING AND FLAME!”