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These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for nearly ninety 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 starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown accustomed to his late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was eating her, Will's world is about to change forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagus--a headless monster that feeds through a mouth in its chest--and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatenning to overtake and consume our world before it is too late.

The Monstrumologist is the first stunning gothic adventure in a series that combines the spirit of HP Lovecraft with the storytelling ability of Rick Riorden.

Photograph courtesy of the author

Rick Yancey is the author of The Monstrumologist, The Curse of the Wendigo, The Isle of Blood, and The Final Descent. He is also the author of The Fifth Wave series. Rick lives with his wife Sandy and two sons in Gainesville, Florida. Visit him at RickYancey.com.

  • ALA Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book
  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • ALA Best Books For Young Adults
  • Garden State Teen Book Award Nominee (NJ)
  • Texas Lone Star Reading List
  • Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award Master List
  • Volunteer State Book Award Nominee (TN)
  • Green Mountain Book Award Master List (VT)
  • TAYSHAS Reading List (TX)
  • Amelia Elizabeth Walden Finalist (NCTE/ALAN)
  • Michigan Library Assoc. Thumbs Up! Honor Book
  • ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults - Top Ten
  • Florida Book Award Silver Medal, Children's

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