Friday, December 31, 2010

The Monstrumologist

The Monstrumologist is by Rick Yancey. The first in Yancey's new Monstrumologist series. This book is for older readers. There is no sex or profanity, but the vocabulary and level of violence is definitely not for young readers. This book is set up to read like a journal. Will Henry is an orphan apprenticed to a monstrumologist, the science of studying monsters. When a grave robber brings the corpse of a young girl entwined with the corpse of a supposedly extinct monster called Anthropophagus to their door, Will and his mentor find themselves in a race against time to hunt these monsters before they kill again. This book is deep and at times slow, yet worth the time invested. The violence is quite intense and the vocabulary might be difficult for young readers.

Ratings: 9th grade - 7 out of 10 - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).

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