LOL It's actually been a decent week finishing books If I ignore watching all the streaming stuff I'm also trying to do...Hey congrats on completing a book lol (gentle ribbing, no harm meant)
Been interested in this series. If you are willing, would love to hear non-spoilery feedback on discount Armageddon and this one...
The InCryptid series has so far been really enjoyable to read. It's light-hearted and doesn't take itself too seriously. I also started McGrath's other series October Daye. I was pointed to both when looking at Dresden stuff, and it really is a lot like Dresden, but sort of split up. All the hard core, gritty Dresden seems to be in October Daye, and all of the snarky, laugh out loud Dresden stuff is in the InCryptid series.
So the first two books (I'm only a little way into Midnight Blue-Light Special) feature Verity Price as the first person narrator. Verity is in her twenties living in a "semi-legal" apartment in New York. She comes from a family of cryptozoologists (people who study creatures of myth and legend, some of which are as sentient as humanity). Part of that is also culling the monsters if they start to be a threat to humans, though mostly they're scientists. Verity is trying to decide if she wants to continue full in with the family plan, or devote herself to her other passion, professional ballroom dancing. Meanwhile, she runs into a young Italian hottie who is a member of the Covenant of St. George, an order devoted to killing such creatures as evil abominations. Also devoted to killing Verity's family because they used to be Covenant three generations ago. And then they find out there might be a dragon, thought extinct for centuries, asleep under Manhattan.
One of my favorite parts of the series is each chapter has little epitaphs of quotes from Verity's grandmother usually, which kind of give an indication of just what kind of family she grew up in.
A couple from Midnight Blue-Light Special:
"The best thing I ever did was figure out how to hide a pistol in my brassiere. The second best was let Thomas figure out how to find it, but that's a story for another day." - Alice Healy (main character's grandmother)
"Well, that's not something you see everyday. Go tell your father that Grandma need the grenades." - Enid Healy
"Treat your weapons like you treat your children. That means cleaning them caring for them, counting on them to do the best they can for you, and forgiving them when they can't." - Enid Healy
"Any man who doesn't believe in carrying weapons on a first date is not a man worth knowing." - Frances Brown
Other books in the series go into other members of Verity's family, like her younger sister Antimony, or her brother and her "cousin" Susan (not really a cousin -- she's a cuckoo cryptid, a species that usually preys on humans, but she isn't evil, that was adopted. Susan loves ketchup. She puts it on everything. Mmmm...ketchup milkshake...)
Hope that wasn't too spoilery. Didn't really give anything plot wise you wouldn't get from reading the back of the book. Check it out. It was fun.