Discount Armageddon

Author: 
Seanan McGuire
Blurb: 
Ghoulies. Ghosties. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the night... The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity—and humanity from them. Enter 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 while she pursues her career in professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right? It would be, if it weren't for the talking mice, the telepathic mathematicians, the asbestos supermodels, and the trained monster-hunter sent by the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George. When a Price girl meets a Covenant boy, high stakes, high heels, and a lot of collateral damage are almost guaranteed. To complicate matters further, local cryptids are disappearing, strange lizard-men are appearing in the sewers, and someone's spreading rumors about a dragon sleeping underneath the city...
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Representation
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Female protagonist: 
Yes
Protagonist of Colour: 
No
Queer relationship: 
No
Disabled protagonist: 
No
Publication
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Publishing date: 
2012
ISBN: 
9781472113139
Publisher: 
Corsair
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There's a lot to like here: from our POV character cohabiting with deeply religious mice to a wry, practical portrayal of poverty and shitty service industry jobs.

I was honestly pretty bored by the love interest/antagonist man, and by the sheer number of urban fantasy tropes this hit head-on and copied uncritically. I absolutely loved her post-zombie-apocalypse novel Feed (published as Mira Grant) and I'd recommend that over this without a second thought.

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I have been cherishing many books of late, however, what would I be able to state, I have been fortunate to peruse great books starting late dissertation help online and I could never whine about that blessing from the universe! This book was the best to fill in my requirement for idiosyncratic, beast filled, and saucy!!

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