Summary

The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity - and humanity from them.
Meet Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan to pursue her dream career in professional ballroom dance. That is, until talking mice, telepathic mathematicians, and a tangle with the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George, get in her way.
©2014 Seanan McGuire (P)2014 Audible Studios
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5 out of 5 stars
By KIRSTEN on 01-05-18

Funny, engaging and fast paced

I was recommended this series of books by a friend, and although the title was a little off-putting because it gave virtually no indication of what it was about, it didn't take long at all to get into it, and be caught up in the under world of New York and the double life of Verity Price, cryptozoologist and ballroom dancer.

Most characters have been compelling written, and I particularly enjoyed the (often brief) introductions to the various Cryptids, the non- human species which co-exist, more or less peacefully, with their Manhattan human counterparts. But the Aeislin Mice were the stars of any scenes they were in!

McGuire has a wonderful imagination and an easy way with words that allow a good story to unfold effortlessly, only occasionally tripping up on some of the less developed characters (Dominic de Luca comes to mind), but there are touches of genius that are just delightful - I particularly liked the idea of the Bogeyman turning on the darks, as we were turn on the lights.

Clever ideas, sassily written and leaving me wanting to read more.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Skiamakhos on 17-04-15

Good fun

I gotta admire Seanan's imagination, even if it's a bit short on fact-checking, e.g. about Krav Maga, or fighting generally. Suspend disbelief & enjoy for what it is, a joyful fantasy romp.

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