The Curse of the Wendigo
by Rick Yancey
Simon and Schuster
Suggested Ages: 14+
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Description: While attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, Dr. Warthrop is asked by his former fiancee to rescue her husband from the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh, which has snatched him in the Canadian wilderness. Although Warthrop also considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and rescues her husband from death and starvation, and then sees the man transform into a Wendigo. Can the doctor and Will Henry hunt down the ultimate predator, who, like the legendary vampire, is neither living nor dead, whose hunger for human flesh is never satisfied? This second book in The Monstrumologist series explores the line between myth and reality, love and hate, genius and madness
Mini Book Review: Well, I definitely enjoyed this more than the Monstrumologist based solely on the fact that it wasn't as graphic. The storyline was a lot more fast paced and easier to read, less Victorian Gothic. There was a lot more scenes dealing with the relationship between Will Henry and the Dr, and you really started to actually feel that the Dr was more of a human character and less of a caricature. I now am actually looking forward to The Isle of Blood which Simon and Schuster has sent me for review. Just a warning this is still a quite dark and often depressing series, and definitely not for the sensitive or squeamish reader. But the writing is outstanding and the plot highly original. These would be great fit for male YA readers who like some gore and excitement.
I borrowed this through the Inter-library Loan service at the Albion Bolton Public Library
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