Tuesday, May 8, 2018

First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday: Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posted the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. In 2018, Vicki from I'd Rather Be at the Beach is taking over this meme.

Here's mine:
Verity danced circles around the living room, her amateurish pirouettes and unsteady leaps accompanied by cheers and exultations from the horde of Aeslin mice perched on the back of the couch. The cheering of the mice reached a fever pitch on the few occasions where she actually managed to get both feet off the ground and land again without falling. Her brother looked up from his book, snorting once before returning to his studies. At nine, Alexander considered himself above younger sisters and their tendency to act like complete idiots when given the slightest opportunity.

Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine:
The office was small and cluttered, and the low-watt bulbs that were all Dave was willing to use did little to disperse the natural shadows cast by packing too much stuff into not enough space. It was still substantially better than it had been with the darks turned on.
This week I am reading Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire. I have been meaning to try this author for a while and chose this series to begin with. Here is the description from Amazon:
Cryptid, noun: Any creature whose existence has not yet been proven by science. See also "Monster."

Crytozoologist, noun: Any person who thinks hunting for cryptids is a good idea. See also "idiot."

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..


  1. Hi Kathy! I do love that supercool cover! This sounds just like my sort of read. I must add it to my Goodreads shelf!

    Thank you!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Here's mine: http://bit.ly/AlexEliza

  2. Amazing - this sounds totally quirky and very different from anything I've read recently. I was hoping my library had a copy so I could try it - but no luck.

  3. "accompanied by cheers and exultations from the horde of Aeslin mice perched on the back of the couch" is a great line! Love the cover!

  4. Nice teaser! Haven't read this author despite hearing all good things! Hope you enjoy thr rest!

    And oh fun new blog design!! Just noticing it today! Not sure if you had it up yesterday, if it was, I blame Monday-itis! ;)

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I hadn't read that one yet. Looking forward to it and hoping you're enjoying the series. My Teaser is from Noir by Christopher Moore.

  6. The opening paragraph made me think this was a children's book so I'm glad you included the synopsis.

  7. Love the new background. I've been meaning to read this series too.


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