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The Curse of the Wendigo (The Monstrumologist #2) by Rick Yancey

7775755The Curse of the Wendigo (The Monstrumologist #2)
Rick Yancey
2010 Simon and Schuster
ISBN – 9781416984504
Genre – Horror
Age – High School
4 Stars

 

Will Henry is still living with and assisting the famous monstrumologist, Dr. Pellinore Warthrop. Once again they set off on strange adventures. Dr. Warthrop is visited by his ex-fiance and told that his old friend, John Chanler has gone missing in the woods in Canada. After searching for and finding him, he brings him back to civilization, everyone seems to notice that Chanler is not the man he was when he went into the woods. Is the Wedigo a thing of fiction, or has Chanler’s body been taken over by the fantastical creature?

This is the second installment of The Monstrumologist, which is one of the better Young Adult Novels I have read. The Curse of the Wendigo is no different. Yancey’s series is incredibly imaginative, not only in creatures, but in its historical aspect as well. However my favorite thing about these books is how rich in language they are. It is often true that young adult novels are simple in language and easy to read, however that is not the case in this series. The language is imaginative, and poetic, and I often found myself looking up words in the dictionary. While it may not be the most easily read book, it is definitely a pleasure to read! I am putting the third book The Isle of Blood on my hold list immediately.

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