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“Soooo this one is about a rather particular Monstrumologist and his apprentice chasing headless man-eating monsters across Victorian New England.
“I don't consider myself to be a horror fan-but I really enjoyed this book. The author did a fantastic job creating a cast of characters that were believable and I loved the protagonist/narrator Will Henry. The plot was fast paced and had just enough twists & turns to keep me interested. Enjoyed it so much I'm off to read book two in the series! ”Kimberly P wrote this review Sunday, March 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“its awesome so far”Cam L wrote this review Monday, March 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Warning: Anyone even remotely squeamish, wimpy or sensitive should not read this book. It is so gory that one could even call it excessively so. I am able to withstand such disgustingness, especially since the plot is very interesting, along with the characters and writing. ”Luisa M wrote this review Friday, March 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a page turner! Will Henry is left with the town montrumologist after his parents have died. Now he is stuck learning about dead bodies and one-eyed monsters that are coming back from under the earth. Will he learn enough to survive? Part one of a three part series.”Ms. O wrote this review Monday, January 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this book is mysterious and thrilling. if it were a movie it would be rated pg-13 or R its not a book for those with a week stomach or gets nightmares easily. it has distrubing discriptionsbut the story is amazing and intense”jade wrote this review Friday, January 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Will Henry, An orphaned boy in the late 1800s, writes his ordeals in a journal about being a Monstrumologist. His ordeals follow the hunting of the Anthropophagi, an 8 feet tall headless creature. When they find one dead in a grave, the hunt leads them to a brood underground with these carnivorous creatures...”BlowfishJonas wrote this review Wednesday, December 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Monstrumologist is, so far, my favorite book this year. Rick Yancey did such a terrific job writing this book. With vivid vocabularies, he described all the type of monsters, sending shiver down the readers' spines.
The characters all have different personalities. While some are heartless, others are caring and emotional. I remember my impression of Warthrop wasn't a very good one. I thought he was selfish and just took Will in because he needed his service. However, as the book progressed, my impression changed completely.
Although, this book is somewhat long, the story is fast-moving and is full of suspense. This story would worth the time you spend reading it. (Even if it's more than 400 pages). I would recommend this book to everyone, especially if you love mystery, horror and adventure!!!!”
“Wonderfully written with rich vocabulary this book bastes the reader in the macabre. I'm always looking for the "Next Big Book," and was first among my colleagues to discover "The Hunger Games, Out of My Mind, and The Book of Elsewhere." This book is way to graphic and gross for 5th graders. That being said, I loved it and can't wait to begin book 2.”Ducksrunner wrote this review Sunday, November 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Will Henry is orphaned at the age of 12 and finds himself thrown into a world he has no choice but to accept. He lives with Dr. Warthrop, the man who his father had worked for, and becomes his apprentice.
In this book, they unwind the mystery of a creature that seems to have been moved from across the seas to the cemetery in the town they live.
This book reminded me of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein". Not so much as the similarities in the story plot, but in the writing.
I loved it!! And am excited to see this is going to be a series.”
“An unexpectedly fabulous read, The Monstrumologist starts with a surprise and ends with a bang! The cover indicates that the book is a cross between Marry Shelley (Frankenstein) and Stephen King (his best horror), and it is the truth. The book is terrifying in parts and the stuff of nightmares often. Will Henry is an orphan as a pre-teen and finds himself the assistant to Dr. Pellinore Warthrop who studies monsters. Will Henry finds himself in a life or death situation when a grave robber shows up with a dead girl partially eaten by an anthropophagus. What? If you want to know what happens or what an anthropophagus is...Just Read It!”Pat K wrote this review Thursday, October 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No