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InCryptid series by Seanan McGuire

Ongoing series with 7 books, 1 novella, and 1 short story
Genres: urban fantasy, romance


The Price family looks out for the Cryptids. After breaking with the Covenant of St. George, the Price family is wanted dead. The Covenant also wants the Cryptids dead. They hate the monsters. The Prices want to help them, because they know we are all better off with them around. They help in unseen ways. 

Reading Order:

1. Discount Armageddon
2. Midnight Blue-Light Special
3. Half-Off Ragnarok
4. Pocket Apocalypse
5. Chaos Choreography
6. Magic for Nothing
7. Tricks for Free
8. That Ain’t Witchcraft


This series has books that feature each of the three siblings from the main branch of the Price Family, Verity, Alexander and Antimony. They each have their own likes and dislikes, their own strengths and weaknesses. They’re all bound together through family and the love of their jobs and the fact the Covenant will absolutely murder them if they are found. (They are found).

I really like this world. It is so full of life. There is so much to see and explore and to learn. It doesn’t feel wrong or off at all. There are also not a lot of the “traditional” urban fantasy creatures, or at least they don’t show up often. There are actually mermaids, which I’ve only come across a handful of times! Most of what you see here is either unique or stuff you have never come across before even if it is rooted in legend.

Also, there are talking mice who worship the Price family. They’re the best.

As for the family themselves, they’re a mixed bag for me. I love Verity the best, but she is also the first. Alexander bored me an I don’t really even remember his books. Antimony…after two books I feel like she still has to prove herself to me. She feels like the author insert of the series, and I just can’t get past that idea.

There are a million short stories in this series, that aren’t actually listed here because there are so many and mostly contained to their own short story series in my head. There is some for Antimony and Verity, some for some side characters, some for other family members. The best ones though, are the ones from their ancestors. We get to see the kids’ grandparents and great grandparents and great-great-grandparents. They’re all amazing people. And despite being short stories, they all feel so full of like and amazing.

This is a great series to enjoy if you’re so inclined to read about the monsters.

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