Title: Chaos Choreography (InCryptid #5)
Author: Seanan McGuire
Publisher: DAW (Penguin Random House)
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Acquired Via: Publisher
Verity Price is back on the West Coast and getting back into the swing of the family business: cryptozoology. She’s rescuing cryptids from bad situations, protecting them from monster-hunters, and generally risking life and limb for the greater good, with her ex-Covenant partner/husband, Dominic, by her side. Her ballroom dance career is behind her…or so she thinks.
When Verity gets the call from the producers of Dance or Die, the reality show she almost won several years before, she finds the lure of a comeback impossible to resist, and she and Dominic are off to L.A. for one last shot at the big time.
Of course, nothing is that simple. When two of her fellow contestants turn up dead, Verity will need every ally she can find—and a couple she wasn’t looking for—in order to navigate the complicated steps of both the tango and a murder investigation without blowing her cover. It doesn’t help that her official family backup is her grandmother, Alice Price-Healy, who thinks “subtle” is something that happens to other people.
Winning this competition may have just become a matter of life and death.
You can read Kim's review of Pocket Apocalypse (InCryptid #4) HERE.
Chaos Choreography is the fifth book the InCryptid series. For this book we go back to Verity Price and what has been happening in her life after the events of Midnight Blue-Light Special.
I have struggled in writing this review, mostly because I think you will like something more in-depth that squeeing and chants of “I love it, I love it, I love it!”. I loved everything about the book; the spacing, the plot and the action scenes. But there are two things that I loved in particular: the respect that the Price Clan has in regards to information preservation and that Verity is self-aware enough to recognize her personal opinion is not the last word in all situations. Verity is aware of the fact that not everyone feels comfortable with her choice of husband, and she understands their reasons and respects them!
I really like about all of her books in this series is that you can start at any point and you won’t be hopelessly lost. She references things that have happened just enough to give you an idea and to increase your desire to read the older books just to get all of the details. She was very smart introducing the Aeslin mice and their need to record everything that happens in their lives.
I greatly recommend reading Chaos Choreography, it is a great addition to the series and it increases your desire to learn more about the incryptid world and all the ways that they have adapted to survive the human world.
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To satisfy FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received an advance copy of the novel from the publisher through Kayla in exchange for my review. No money or favors have been exchanged.