Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire

Rating: 4 stars

Series: InCryptid #4

Alex was the main character just like in the last book. He isn’t the most engaging or entertaining main character. He’s a nerdy type that doesn’t like to venture out into the real world, which is cool but doesn’t always make reading about him interesting. Maybe it was being out of his element in this that made him more appealing.

He had to go to Australia with his girlfriend Shelly, which is where she’s from to try to resolve the werewolf epidemic. Alex had the pleasure of meeting her family. They were assholes. Royal assholes. Every single one of them except Shelly of course. He held his own with them. He managed to stand up to them without lowering himself to their level and being rude.

The werewolf storyline quickly took an unexpected turn. Werewolves were known to be dangerous creatures. So dangerous that they were killed on sight. Alex realized that they were capable of more than he knew. Unfortunately he had to learn that the hard way. With his and many other lives on the line, he had to figure out quickly where the werewolves were.

One of the best things about this series is that it features many unusual creatures. It doesn’t have all of the run of the mill supes. This book did have werewolves, but other incryptids were in it. The incryptids are diverse both in looks and behavior. The other thing I love about this series is that it strongly promotes the idea that it okay to be different. If you’re looking for an urban fantasy that is unique, this is worth checking out.

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