Friday, May 8, 2015

52:120 Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire

The fourth book in the Incryptid series, second from Alex Price's point of view.  Alex's girlfriend , Shelby, has come into his office to pick his brain about werewolves and how he would feel about a trip to her native country, Australia.  It turns out that there have been some attacks in her parents territory and it sure sounds like werewolves.  Werewolves in this universe are not cute and cuddly things with human brains steering them.  They are vicious predators that want only to spread their virus to others and which usually ends up killing the host after a while when the constant changes prove too much for the internal organs.  They are deadly and devastating to an enclosed ecosystem like Australia so despite his abject terror of them, Alex agrees to go along and advise as best he can.

That's when the fun starts.  Shelby's family is less than tolerant of Alex and that just sets things up to go from bad to worse.  This book is filled with plot twists and turns, many of which were not unexpected looking back but were well done and not immediately screaming out "Look at this turn I'm about to do!" which always makes me happy.  This may actually be my favorite in the series this far and I think Alex has finally found his voice.

Page Count: 348p/12,412p ytd/227,346p lifetime

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