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Maybe my new favorite UF series . . .
on December 8, 2016
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 most random creatures fall under the "Fae" umbrella, but on the rare occasion that they don't, they fall under the cryptozoology umbrella.
You: Cryptozoology? What's that?
Me: Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience with the goal of identifying and describing beings from the folklore and the fossil record, which cryptozoologists refer to as cryptids. These include creatures that are otherwise considered extinct or beings from folklore, such as Bigfoot and chupacabras.
Sanctuary was one of dumbest shows Syfy ever produced, but I watched every episode of every season, b/c CREATURES.
But that's just the beginning.
Meet Verity Price.
Verity is the eldest daughter in the most recent batch of Prices, a family that split from the Covenant (an organization of monster hunters), b/c DAMN THE MAN.
Okay, so it's more complicated than that.
The Covenant indoctrinates its followers that all non-human creatures are evil and must be eradicated, and the Prices started to question that philosophy. Then when Mr. Price discovered that the latest (and worst) outbreak of cholera was the direct result of killing the last local unicorn (who purify the water in their habitat), they said, DAMN THE MAN, and headed to 'MERICA.
Verity takes the familial attitude one step further and augments her monster killing/wrangling skills with . . . wait for it . . . ballroom dancing. B/c DANCE, she loves it. And dammit, she's determined to find a way to do both. At least while she's young.
ALSO, she throws sass like a pro.
So we've got a monster-wrangling, sass-throwing, ballroom-dancing heroine with a problem with authority . . . And really, do you need anything else?
But if you're contrary, there's also a Covenant noob who gets schooled on reality, (adorable) technicolor mice who can (and will) turn anything into a religious celebration, the best pre-chapter quotes I've ever read, and a variety of cryptids who make awesome requests like, "Mayhem now, please."
So yeah. Highly recommended.