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The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey — June 7, 2017

The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey

These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust that have 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 Warthrop, 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 many things he never imagined were real. But when a grave robber comes calling in the night with a gruesome find, he brings with him their most deadly case yet.

I thought that The Monstrumologist was really creepy and grim. I would not call this book a horror story but it is creepy. The main character, Will Henry is strange. They put a confusing backstory in so you never know the truth. This is the only problem I have with  If you like suspenseful, creepy stories this is the book for you. I would read this book in bed with the covers drawn tight around you  and the lights on. The book would be better as a movie. I thought that there would never be a book like this. All things creepy are in in this book. If you are looking for creepy monsters and tragic backstories this is the book is for you. Four Stars. I will be reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -annaleeliz and Buttons