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The sixth 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

Improbable, adjective:
1. Not very likely to happen; not probable.
2. Probably not a very good idea anyway.
3. See also “bad plan.”

As the youngest of the three Price children, Antimony is used to people not expecting much from her. She’s been happy playing roller derby and hanging out with her cousins, leaving the globe-trotting to her older siblings while she stays at home and tries to decide what she wants to do with her life. She always knew that one day, things would have to change. She didn’t think they’d change so fast.

Annie’s expectations keep getting shattered. She didn’t expect Verity to declare war on the Covenant of St. George on live television. She didn’t expect the Covenant to take her sister’s threat seriously. And she definitely didn’t expect to be packed off to London to infiltrate the Covenant from the inside…but as the only Price in her generation without a strong resemblance to the rest of the family, she’s the perfect choice to play spy. They need to know what’s coming. Their lives may depend on it.

But Annie has some secrets of her own, like the fact that she’s started setting things on fire when she touches them, and has no idea how to control it. Now she’s headed halfway around the world, into the den of the enemy, where blowing her cover could get her killed. She’s pretty sure things can’t get much worse.

Antimony Price is about to learn just how wrong it’s possible for one cryptozoologist to be.


I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

Magic For Nothing (InCryptid) is a hi-flying hit! The characters and world building is well-developed. Antimony Price is the youngest of the Price children, and when her older sister lets the world know about monsters on T.V, she now has to go undercover. She goes overseas to join the Covenant to see what their plans are to come to the U.S. Her skills and her time spent in the circus is the perfect cover going in. By becoming a member of the Covenant, she sees them in a new light. She is a survivor and loves what she does. The other price kids are likable, but Antimony is the best of the bunch. This book will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end. I loved this book and series! This book does not disappoint! I recommend this book and series to everyone. I give MAGIC FOR NOTHING 5/5 STARS.


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Ghoulies. Ghosties. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the  night… The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of  the world, working to protect them from humanity-and humanity from  them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a  cryptozoologist, she’d rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon,  and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in  professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right? It would be,  if it weren’t for the talking mice, the telepathic mathematicians, the  asbestos supermodels, and the trained monster-hunter sent by the Price  family’s old enemies, the Covenant of St. George. When a Price girl  meets a Covenant boy, high stakes, high heels, and a lot of collateral  damage are almost guaranteed. To complicate matters further, local  cryptids are disappearing, strange lizard-men are appearing in the  sewers, and someone’s spreading rumors about a dragon sleeping  underneath the city..
This is the first book in the Incryptid series. Seanan McGuire really knows how to do world building and character development. I love the character of Verity Price. Her family has given her one year to make it as a dancer and to decide if she wants to continue or if she wants to be in the family business of being a cryptozoologist. This book is action packed, has talking mice, what more would you want. Oh yeah and a little romance. With monsters and mayhem you get a bunch of crazy Scooby action as things quickly spiral out of control. I give this book a 5/ 5 stars.
Here are the books in the series.
BOOK 2 Product DetailsBOOK 3 Product DetailsAVAILABLE MARCH 4, 2014


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