Curse of the Wendigo (The Monstrumologist #2) ☆☆☆☆½ DNF’d@64%

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Title: Curse of the Wendigo
Series: The Monstrumologist #2
Author: Rick Yancey
Rating: 0.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Horror
Pages: 464/DNF’d at 64%
Format: Digital Edition

 

Synopsis:

Will Henry and his master rescue a friend of the Monstrumologist’s at the man’s wife’s behest. Upon their return, they attend the annual Monstrumologist meeting in New York. The man is not better and the wife is an ex-fiance of the Monstrumologist.

I abandoned this at the 64% mark.

 

My Thoughts:

Warthrop the monstrumologist had a fiance who then married his best friend. The woman reveals that she is still in love with Warthrop and they commit adultery while the best friend lays dying in a hospital. Ouch, right?

Then there is this wonderful piece of narration about it from Will Henry:

‘Some would judge them. I do not.

If it was a sin, it was sanctified-

the trespass consecrated by the act itself.

He met himself in the purity of her eyes

and obtained absolution upon her altar.’

~Page 215

 

All I could think of was the verse from Isaiah:

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,

who put darkness for light and light for darkness,

who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:20

What kind of messed up thinking is Yancey putting into his book? I want NO part of something so abhorrent. I DNF’d this book and I’m abandoning the series and I’m now going to avoid Yancey.

☆☆☆☆½

bookstooge

 

18 thoughts on “Curse of the Wendigo (The Monstrumologist #2) ☆☆☆☆½ DNF’d@64%

  1. You know me, I’m willing to read anything even if I find the subjects/topics “abhorrent”. But what mystifies me is how this series is still categorized as Young Adult. Between this and the R-rated graphic violence in the first book, I personally wouldn’t let a young teen anywhere near this series unless I knew them personally and know they are mature enough not to be frightened by disturbing scenes. The first book was so violent and gross it scared even me.

    Oh well. As I recall, this series started going downhill after the first one anyway. I barely remember the adultery in this one, or anything at all, to be honest 😦

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  2. speedyreader says:

    I hated the first one. I was so disappointed too after living the Alfred Kropp series.But this sounds like something that just doesn’t belong in YA.

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  3. Ugh, wtf. This is NOT cool. And NOT justified. I already hate this series,thanks for the warning,I will stay away.

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  4. I DNF’d the first book. I like his writing style but the story line and some of the characters left much to be desired. Looks like it’s a good thing I did.

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  5. And what’s a “monstrumologist”? Inquiring minds want to know… 🙂

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  6. Two 1/2 star reviews … ouch!

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  7. saloni says:

    Whoa, a half-star review? This book must have been really bad. I’ll make sure to steer clear of this series.

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  8. Annd that’s why I hate “love triangles”- which is just code for cheating. I’m with Mogsy- I’d read anything- but this sort of thing makes me *hate* the characters.

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  11. After so much praise for the first one, this one is quite stunning. And also still pretty crazy how it’s even tagged YA… How the…

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  12. I’m sorry to read you didn’t like it. I have to say it was prob my favourite of the series. However, next to all the gore (I don’t think you made it to dead, faceless babies floating in shit) I completely forgot bout that. I would prob enjoy it a lot less were I to read it these days.

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