The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey

The Curse of the Wendigo

byRick Yancey

Kobo ebook | October 12, 2010

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Flesh-eating danger abounds in the chilling sequel to The Monstrumologist thatis “as fast-paced, elegant, and yes, gruesome as its predecessor” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

While Dr. Warthrop is attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, his former fiancée asks him to save her husband, who has been captured by a Wendigo—a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh. Although Dr. Warthrop considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and performs the rescue—but is he right to doubt the Wendigo’s existence? Can the doctor and Will Henry hunt down the ultimate predator, who, like the legendary vampire, is neither living nor dead, and 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.

Title:The Curse of the WendigoFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416989730

ISBN - 13:9781416989738

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from The sequel lives up to it's predecessor (The Monstromologist) as it continues to weave the untamed horror within history. While it's at a more steady pace than the first it contains the same gore that isn't for the faint at heart as well as the descriptive suspense that keeps you captivated. With a horrific creature that goes above and beyond the usual customs, characters that teeter on fine lines and those who try to tug them back to safety. A perfect horror novel for those who like to read in the dark.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gothic YA - unique 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. 3.5 Dewey's I borrowed this through the Inter-library Loan service at the Albion Bolton Public Library
Date published: 2011-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I loved this book. Although I did like the first one better. This one isn't about the monsters as much, it focuses more on the characters, especially the doctor. The love story aspect that flows behind the main plot is amazing. Even if you don't like a love story inside of a horror/thriller, there's still enough guts and gore and action. I was holding my breath quite a bit throughout the entire novel.
Date published: 2010-10-12