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Pocket Apocalypse
InCryptid #4
Seanan McGuire

Daw Books, Inc
March 3, 2015 / ISBN 9780756408121
Urban Fantasy

Reviewed by Jan Fields


As a huge Seanan McGuire fan, and a lover of the InCryptid series, it's only fair that I warn you there may be some gushing here. Pocket Apocalypse is the second visit with Alexander Price, the slightly nerdy member of the butt-kicking Price family. Alexander's love, Shelby, asks him for a huge favor. It seems Australia is having a werewolf problem, and since the Price family are experts on that particular boogey monster, she wants him to come home with her and help out. Unfortunately, she seems to be the ONLY person in Australia who wants Alexander there. The mix of "we hate all of Shelby's boyfriends" and "how dare you think we can't solve our own problems" leads to much of the trouble in the book, and much of the wry humor. The humans were as much of a problem as the werewolves, and very believably so. I also loved the idea of lycanthropy as a kind of rabies - especially with it being contagious to any kind of mammal. The creation of werewolf horses and sheep was far more horrific than you'd expect. Scary, moving, and totally compelling - this one's a keeper from beginning to end.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Discount Armageddon #1
Pocket Apocalypse #4
Chaos Choreography #5
Magic for Nothing #6

Reviewer Janis Fields is the author of over two dozen books for children and adults including Threads of Deceit, Ghost Light Burning, Wellspring of Magic, and Emerald Dragon.
Reviewed 2015