Pocket Apocalypse

Pocket Apocalypse

Book - 2015
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The fourth 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

Endangered, adjective: Threatended with extinction or immidiate harm.

Australia, noun: A good place to become endangered.

Alexander Price has survived gorgons, basilisks, and his own family--no small feat, considering that his family includes two telepaths, a reanimated corpse, and a colony of talking, pantheistic mice. 

Still, he's starting to feel like he's got the hang of things...at least until his girlfriend, Shelby Tanner, shows up, asking pointed questions about werewolves and the state of his passport.  From there, it's just a hop, skip, and a jump to Australia, a continent filled with new challenges, new dangers, and yes, rival cryptozoologists who don't like their "visiting expert" very much.

Australia is a cryptozoologist's dream, filled with unique species and unique challenges.  Unfortunately, it's also filled with Shelby's family, who aren't delighted by the length of her stay in America.  And then there are the werewolves to consider: infected killing machines who would like nothing more than to claim the continent as their own. The continent which currently includes Alex.

Survival is hard enough when you're on familiar ground.  Alex Price is very far from home, but there's one thing he knows for sure: he's not going down without a fight.
Publisher: DAW, 2015
ISBN: 9780756408121
0756408121
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK

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KatieStringer
Aug 30, 2016

I could leave or take the romance but this still was an amazing book. All the different creatures and how we explored Seanan Mcguires version of the cryptozooligist world.

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RogueJen
Aug 14, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this latest addition to the InCryptid books. It was fast-paced and engaging, and I can't wait to see what is next for Alex and Shelby.

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lykinsj
Apr 01, 2015

A fine entry in the Price family story. The protagonist, Alexander Price is much less dramatic than his sisters, but his low keyed character suites te story. A fun book.

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