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Midnight Blue-light Special

McGuire, Seanan (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Midnight Blue-light Special


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Cryptid, noun: 1. Any creature whose existence has been suggested but not proven scientifically. Term officially coined by cryptozoologist John E. Wall in 1983. 2. That thing that's getting ready to eat your head. 3. See also: "monster." 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 when her work with the cryptid community took her to Manhattan, she thought she would finally be free to pursue competition-level dance in earnest. It didn't quite work out that way... But now, with the snake cult that was killing virgins all over Manhattan finally taken care of, Verity is ready to settle down for some serious ballroom dancing-until her on-again, off-again, semi-boyfriend Dominic De Luca, a member of the monster-hunting Covenant of St. George, informs her that the Covenant is on their way to assess the city's readiness for a cryptid purge. With everything and everyone she loves on the line, there's no way Verity can take that lying down. Alliances will be tested, allies will be questioned, lives will be lost, and the talking mice in Verity's apartment will immortalize everything as holy writ--assuming there's anyone left standing when all is said and done. It's a midnight blue-light special, and the sale of the day is on betrayal, deceit...and carnage. .
Authors: McGuire, Seanan
Title: Midnight blue-light special
Publisher: New York :, Daw Books, Inc.,, 2013.
Characteristics: 353 pages ;,17cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes excerpt from Silence [343]-353 pages.
Local Note: 15 16 17 18 29 33 53 60 71 74 76 81 112 118 148 152 211 216 228 231 244
ISBN: 0756407923
9780756407926
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  • dprodrig rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Trickery and foolishness abound as one girl tries to protect as many of her alien-ish friends as possible. I like the dragon, Bill. And the romance loyalty questions gets resolved, the mice chant, hunt and find a new feasting friend. All told, a fun tale. The next one is supposed to be about her brother, can't wait.

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