The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey
Reviewed by Fallon D., Northwest Library
12-year-old Will Henry is apprenticed to Dr.Warthrop, a scientist of Monstrumology; the study of monsters and hunting them. Will chronicles his experience when a stranger in the night comes bringing their scariest discovery yet: a dead Anthropophagi in the midst of a eating a teenage girl. This discovery catapults Will Henry and the Doctor into a dangerous hunt for the carnivorous beasts, and the horrifying truth of how they came and bred in their small town.
Why I picked it up: I don't usually read horror novels because of the lack of good storyline, but this one was a Printz Honor book and seemed interesting.
Why I finished it: It was surprisingly well written!! I had to find out if Will Henry and the Doctor were going to survive. The only problem I had was that it was all about men and boys and I would have liked to see some girls in there.
I'd recommend it to: Anyone who likes fiction, even if you don't like horror, although it is very gory.