Tuesday, April 8, 2014

41:120 Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire

The third book in the Incryptid series told from Alex Price's POV.  Alex is in Ohio as a visiting herpetologist. from San Francisco.  In reality, he is there to try and breed a pair of basilisks and check on the local fricken population as well as help with his cousin's recovery from saving his sister Verity.  It was supposed to be a quiet assignment until people started dying at the zoo where he works by petrification.  Since people turning to stone is not a normal way for them to die and it's happening very close to him, his assignment has just had a major change of scope.  To make matters more interesting, his girlfriend who is a visiting big cat specialist from Australia is more than what she appears as well.

Lots of twists and turns, some predictable and some not.  Lots of fun little throw away things that caused me to snigger.  I enjoyed Alex but my one complaint was that I got the fact that he was normally a researcher after the first time it was said and I get putting it in a second time in case people weren't paying attention but it just seemed like we were constantly being reminded of that fact and I found it a bit repetitive.  Otherwise tho, a fun fast read which was a true pleasure after reading nothing but school stuff for several weeks.

Page count: 356p/9,981p ytd/190,973p lifetime

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