Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 368 pages
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: 6th book in the Incryptid series
Source: eGalley from NetGalley.com for Review
Rating: 4/5 stars
“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.”
This was a well done continuation of the Incryptid series. This whole book is told from Antimony’s point of view. It was a lot of fun to read and we learn a lot more about the Covenant of St. George.
Antimony (Annie) is the youngest of the Price kids and always feels over protected. She gets her thrills from participating in roller derby and in general kind of lays low. When she is asked in infiltrate the Covenant of St. George it’s quite a change of pace for her.
I really enjoyed some of the side themes to this book. It was interesting to learn more about roller derby culture and I also loved learning more about modern day carnivals. Additionally I continue to enjoy all of the crazy incryptids we meet. If you could really be a cryptozoologist I would be all over that!
Annie was a fun character and I enjoyed reading about her. It was intriguing to see how Annie views the other Price kids (Verity and Alex). I never really thought of Verity as selfish, but Annie thinks she’s nothing but.
We meet a whole new crowd of interesting characters in this book. There is a lot of action and the book is fast-paced. This book deals with a lot of the fallout caused by Verity outing the Prices to the Covenant of St. George on national TV.
Overall this was a well done book that was fun to read. I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as Verity’s books but I think Annie will grow on me more in future books. I did really enjoy some of the settings and topics (roller derby, modern carnivals, Covenant of St. George). This continues to be a very well done light-hearted urban fantasy series. I would recommend to fans of light-hearted UF.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– New Release Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Paranormal Reading Challenge