Review: Calculated Risks (InCryptid #10)

Calculated Risks by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When we last saw Sarah Zellaby in Imaginary Numbers, (InCryptid #9), she had been kidnapped, and forced into what we can only hope was her final instar as a parasitic wasp, and was cranking out the math that could break our world, but trying her darndest not to break it. Antimony Price, her newly adopted brother James Smith, and her cousin Artie Harrington (who is the love of Sarah's life) were trying to save her. And they did! Great job... sort of. There was that part that they all ended up stranded in another dimension, along with the entire campus of Iowa State University, some students, some baby cuckoos (okay, one is thirteen and on the murderous cusp), a seemingly "good" cuckoo named Mark, and a whole bunch of cuckoos whose brains blew out and who are now shambling husks (do NOT call them zombies) wandering under an orange sky with flying centipedes and... um... Okay, some things went a bit wrong. Did I mention that since Sarah thought she was going to die anyway that she erased herself from the brains/hard drives of Annie, James, and Artie because she needed the space? Sarah remembers them, of course, but who remembers the Calculating Priestess of the Price family? Price family members with no recollection of Sarah being a good cuckoo will require some deft management if she wants to stay alive and get her beloved Price family back home.

Let me say at the outset that any book that gives me math and spiders as integral to solving interdimensional problems is probably going to win my heart. Of course, using math to solve big problems isn't a hard sell. Spiders, though... But just wait until you meet Greg. You'll love him. Promise. All in all, this is another fun InCryptid outing. And yes, reader, there are Aeslin mice on hand to document it all.

I'll report back about the audiobook when it becomes available.

I received a digital review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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