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Grades 9 - 12Grades 5 - 10n/a7.0104366

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 begins the journal of Will Henry, orphaned assistant to Dr. Pellinore War throp, a man with a most unusual specialty: monstrumology, the study of monsters. In his time with the doctor, Will has met many a mysterious late-night visitor, and seen things he never imagined were real. But when a grave robber comes calling in the middle of the night with a gruesome find, he brings with him their most deadly case yet.

Critically acclaimed author Rick Yancey has written a gothic tour de force that explores the darkest heart of man and monster and asks the question: When does a man become the very thing he hunts?

Hardcover, 448 pages
Published on September 22, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1416984488
ISBN-13: 9781416984481
5 Book Reviews
  • cadama
    cadamaabout 9 years
    I want to read it thats awesomely spooky!
    • nicbia
      nicbiaabout 9 years
      From the cover that looks like a horror book! I can tell it is about someone who is dead. Duh!!! I can tell it is a Science Fiction book. I think I want to read that book one day! I like horror books
      • polyethylene
        polyethyleneabout 9 years55 stars
        The Monstrumologist was an exemplary book with the perfect mix of Adventure, Horror, Science-fiction and even a touch of Historical Fiction. I was pleased with the fact that there was no Romance within this novel (a genre I despise). The suspension was exhilarating, and I kept flipping pages. The amount of detail painted a vivid picture in my mind and often made me reel in disgust or gape at the amount of dedication it must have taken to create a book with so many layers and sub-mysteries. I recommend not consuming any food or drink while reading this book, because it gets delightfully gory at some parts. Otherwise, I highly recommend that you pick up this book and start reading. It won't fail to impress! The preferred age range would be 13+ and it will appeal mostly to males (since little to no romance exists in this book). There is a touch of mature content, but nothing you can't handle. I loved this book (it is one of my favorites) and you will too. (Remember, it's part of a series!)
        • edmodo-v2q84wdgch
          edmodo-v2q84wdgchabout 9 years55 stars
          This was a really good book to read. While i was reading every page and chapter was always suspicious. I recommend this book to every one. They should all read this and see house monstrious this book is.
          • sillysmilley
            sillysmilleyabout 10 years33 stars
            It's amazing!