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by Rick Yancey
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ELK's Library
ELK's Library rated it 3 years ago
Pellinore Warthrop is a jerk, he’s selfish, and completely obsessed with his work. He’s Sherlock, if Sherlock was obsessed with monsters. Even the moment when Warthrop rescued the young woman Kearns used as bait and the way he reacts when Will Henry is almost killed, screamed Sherlock. Sherlock is m...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 3 years ago
These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for more than forty years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me.So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphaned ass...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 3 years ago
WOO HOO! This book kicked butt. It was gruesome and kind of terrible in certain parts to read (it gets bloody and gory) and when you realize some of these characters are just terrible human beings you kind of despair, but it is exactly what you want in a horror book. It took me a minute to realize w...
Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it 3 years ago
Lots of explicit gore and monsters of both the human and inhuman variety made this a fun story to read. Add in the pathos of an orphan boy so starved for love and belonging that he clings to an abusive, neglectful father-figure. The writing style was a bit overwrought. This might be because the auth...
Pursuing the White Whale
Pursuing the White Whale rated it 4 years ago
For only a madman believes what every child knows to be true; There are monsters that lay in wait under our beds.Monstrumology, the study of monsters. Twelve year old Will Henry is the orphaned apprentice of Doctor Warthrop, a dedicated monstrumologist. Will is used to the late night visitors arrivi...
Just Another Reader
Just Another Reader rated it 6 years ago
The Monstrumologist was an interesting book, but it never captured my attention. I started it and then put it aside for a few weeks before finally picking it back up and reading it. I did enjoy the monsters and thought the idea of them was creative. I did also like that there was a character named...
 Stacia in Progress
Stacia in Progress rated it 6 years ago
Yes, my dear child, monsters are real. This was a perfect Halloween pick. It's really too bad I didn't read Monstrumologist in one sitting. I probably would have appreciated it more if I had. The world was inventive and the tone was deliciously spooky, which I liked. But I had trouble picking the ...
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings rated it 7 years ago
Now, to be perfectly honest, The Monstrumologist isn't as mind-blowing as the glowing reviews would have you believe. Rick Yancey has written a compulsively readable horror story - part mythology, part gothic mystery - that builds era, suspense, and aura perfectly. Within the pages of Will Henry's s...
Scavenging Book Stores and Libraries
Everyone who has described this book to me has made it sound like a fun action-adventure -- young kid sidekick to a man who hunts monsters! -- with an old book flavor to it. Well, this book is that, as well as very gross and a study of an unhealthy relationship and the things we put up with for lov...
The BiblioSanctum
The BiblioSanctum rated it 7 years ago
Also reviewed at The BiblioSanctum.I won't claim Young Adult speculative fiction as my main interest, though lately, it does feel like I've been on a YA kick. I like picking it up occasionally, but it always seems like my favorite books in the genre are the ones that can be enjoyed by all ages, the ...
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