Friday, September 20, 2013

Today we will be privileged to read the review of a guest. My younger sister fell hard for this series, so much  so that she took time away from studying to write a review of the first book.

Author: Rick Yancey

Source: Bought

Summary: (back of book) Monsters are real. 

Will Henry is the orphan apprentice of a doctor with an unusual specialty: monstrumology, the study of monsters. When a midnight visitor brings them the body of a young girl entwined with the corpse of an Anthropophagus, it is the start of the most mysterious case of Will Henry’s life. Anthropophagi are headless monsters whose razor-sharp teeth are in their stomachs—and they are supposed to extinct in this part of the world. Now Will and the monstrumologist are in a race against time to put a stop to the plague of monsters before they kill again.

Guest Review: 

A thrilling book filled with adventure and suspense of the darkest kind, it’s an edge-of-your-seat-I-fell-off-my-seat kind of tale. Rick Yancey goes further than any other YA horror/thriller. The scenes are more vivid, more disturbing, more perplexing. This isn’t just about monsters; it’s about the human condition and the natural world. No, you won’t be reading about vampires and werewolves, but about creatures unheard of. Truly monstrous things from nightmares.

This book isn’t only about monsters and how best to kill Anthropophagi, but about characters. Each character has their inner demons that plague them from their past and present. Demons that the author has made so tangible that even I felt, if not heart wrenching sorrow, then a deep hollowness at their pitiful states. How will our heroes fare against the physical and mental monsters? And for those destined to find their end, well let us just say that maybe they have it better than those left only with mental scars.

This is a great book for people who don’t mind nightmares, and good literature deserving of its Michael L. Printz Award!

Guest Rating: 5/5

The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)

My Thoughts: I have yet to read this, but seeing as how it inspired someone allergic to writing to come up with such a positive review, I will add it to my tbr pile! Thanks Inez for your guest post :)

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