Midnight Blue-light Special

Midnight Blue-light Special

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The second book in  New York Times -bestselling Seanan McGuire's witty urban fantasy InCryptid series about a family of cryptozoologists who act as a buffer between humans and the magical creatures living in secret around us.

"The only thing more fun than an October Daye book is an InCryptid book." -- Charlaine Harris , #1  New York Times -bestselling author of Sookie Stackhouse series

Normal, adjective: Conforming to the standard or common type. See also "ordinary."

Abnormal, adjective: Deviating from the common type, such as playing monster-human on the rooftops of Manhattan. See also "Verity Price."

The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity--and to protect humanity from them. Verity Price is just trying to do her job, keeping the native cryptid population of Manhattan from getting into trouble, and doing a little ballroom dancing on the side.

Enter Dominic De Luca, an operative for the Covenant of St. George, and Verity's on-again, off-again boyfriend. When he tells her that the Covenant is sending a full team to assess how ready the city is for a purge, Verity finds herself between a rock and a hard place. Stay, and risk her almost-certain death, or flee, and leave the cryptids of New York with nothing between them and the Covenant.

With allies and enemies on every side, and no safe way to turn, it's going to take some quickstepping for Verity to waltz out of this one. There's just one question on everyone's mind: Is this the last dance for Verity Price?  
Publisher: New York : Daw Books, Inc., ©2013
ISBN: 9780756407926
0756407923
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 17cm

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KatieStringer
Aug 31, 2016

Lots off strong female characters

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dprodrig
Nov 04, 2013

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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KatieStringer
Jul 15, 2016

“Well, that’s not something you see every day. Go tell your father that Grandma needs the grenades.”

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