Midnight ​Blue-Light Special (InCryptid 2.) 3 csillagozás

Seanan McGuire: Midnight Blue-Light Special

Cryptid, ​noun:
1. Any creature whose existence has been suggested but not proven scientifically. Term officially coined by cryptozoologist John E. Wall in 1983.
2. That thing that's getting ready to eat your head.
3. See also: „monster.”

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 when her work with the cryptid community took her to Manhattan, she thought she would finally be free to pursue competition-level dance in earnest. It didn't quite work out that way…

But now, with the snake cult that was killing virgins all over Manhattan finally taken care of, Verity is ready to settle down for some serious ballroom dancing—until her on-again, off-again, semi-boyfriend Dominic De Luca, a member of the monster-hunting Covenant of… (tovább)

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DAW, New York, 2013
368 oldal · ISBN: 9780756407926
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DAW, New York, 2013
368 oldal · ISBN: 9781101635452 · ASIN: B00AYJIL4Y

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Kiemelt értékelések

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Seanan McGuire: Midnight Blue-Light Special

A karakterek, a humor és a mitológia még mindig imádni való, viszont a történet, jajj. A könyv nagy része csak készülődés a nagy csatára, aztán amikor végre történne valami, úgy a könyv 60%-ánál, nézőpontot váltunk, Sarah-ra, aki szinén nem csinál semmit, csak gyűjti a csapatot. Amiért haragszom, hogy néhol vontatott, és pont a vége nagy csatajelenetet vágja ki McGuire egy ismételt nézőpontváltással. De limonádénak szórakoztató.

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Seanan McGuire: Midnight Blue-Light Special

Lényegében Rémálom értékelése szinte teljesen megfelel annak, amit a könyvről gondolok… Imádom ezt a sorozatot, de még én is belátom, hogy a történetvezetés itt igen gyengére sikerült. Nembaj, a szereplők, a világ felépítése, és a humor többé kevésbé kárpótol érte. És az egerek! :-)
Verity-t megszerettem, hiányolni fogom, de kíváncsi vagyok, hogy mivel rukkol elő az írónő a testvére, Alex történetében (amire úgy néz ki 2014 márciusáig várhatok).


Népszerű idézetek

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“If we aren’t willing to save ourselves, how can we expect anyone else to save us?”
—Alice Healy

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“S’up?”
“The English language is beautiful, versatile, and capable of poetry that steals men’s breath away from them,” said Dominic, turning to face me. “Is that really the best you can manage?”
“Yup,” I replied, with a sunny smile. “I went to public school.”

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I bit my lip to keep from grinning. “Kitty, I know you’re trying to be all intimidating and stuff, but that might work a little bit better if you weren’t wearing fuzzy Elmo slippers. Just as a tip.”

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“Nobody loves you like family. Nobody hates you like family, either. That’s why it’s so important for us to stick together. If we don’t, we’re going to wind up hunting each other down.”
—Enid Healy

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This time, I dialed the Freakshow office. Kitty picked up, with a sultry, “You’ve reached the Freakshow, how may we fulfill your midway fantasies today?”
“Okay, you have got to stop answering the phone like that. You sound like you’re running a bordello, not a perfectly respectable titty bar.”

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“They’re Madhura.”
Her expression—a mixture of wariness and blank incomprehension—didn’t change.
I tried again: “They’re cryptids, they’re harmless, and they brought cookies.”
“Why did you fail to open with the word ‘cookies’?”

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“We’ll get the network up as soon as we can, but none of us is a computer genius, and it hasn’t been a priority.”
Mike eyed me. “I work in network administration.”
“Only one of us is a computer genius, and it hasn’t been a priority,” I amended.

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“Don’t be careful. Be courageous. Don’t be safe. Be strong. Don’t be a victim. Be the one who makes it home.”
—Evelyn Baker

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There was a moment of silence before Istas said, “I was unaware the telepathic girl possessed a temper. This is pleasing. Temperamental people are more likely to participate in carnage.”
“Sweetie, what have we talked about?” asked Ryan.
Now it was Istas’ turn to sigh. “Humans are discomforted by excessive discussion of their squishy interiors.”
“Which means . . . ?”
“No referencing carnage more than once in a single conversation.”
“As the dominant human in the room, that rule is hereby suspended until we get my niece back,” announced Uncle Mike.

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They just kill, and destroy, and break things for the pleasure of seeing the shards come raining down. Oh, and they do algebra. For fun. Their universal fascination with higher mathematics may be the least human thing about them.


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