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Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Curse of the Weindgo by Rick Yancey

Published: October 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pages: 424
From: Purchased

While attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, Dr. Warthrop is asked by his former fiancÉ to rescue her husband from the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh, which has snatched him in the Canadian wilderness. Although Warthrop also considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and rescues her husband from death and starvation, and then sees the man transform into a Wendigo. Can the doctor and Will Henry hunt down the ultimate predator, who, like the legendary vampire, is neither living nor dead, whose hunger for human flesh is never satisfied? This second book in The Monstrumologist series explores the line between myth and reality, love and hate, genius and madness.

The sequel to The Monstrumologist, The Curse of the Wendigo, is as equally captivating and thrilling as it's predecessor. Rick Yancey brings back his beloved (and slightly odd) characters Will Henry and Dr. Warthrop this time to help locate his ex-finance's husband.

I adored Dr. Warthrop in The Monstrumologist, but it soon grew to love. Rick takes you through some of the Doctor's many layers and allows you to see that he is not as hardened as previously thought. With a few glimpse into the Doctor's past, a few dangerous situations, and a few up close looks at a some corpses you begin to see how much he really does care for Will Henry. There were a few heart melting scenes between them. Will Henry is the same amazing, sweet boy. I absolutely love him and his loyalty to the Doctor. No matter the danger he felt compelled to follow and protect the Doctor even to the point of taking a beating.

I am very excited to say that Rick Yancey, one of my all time favorite authors, will be signing his novel in Knoxville on the 5th of November!

Good job, Mr. Yancey, as always.

3 comments:

  1. I think that I really should give this series a go. You seem to really enjoy it.

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  2. I have not read the first book, but this one sounds really nice. Have fun at the signing. :)

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  3. So Many Books: It's awesome! It would not be a waste of your time and money!

    Nina: They are both amazing! You will have to read the first one to get a good handle on the second one.

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