Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Would You Live? - The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey

Just the facts:

Overall: 4 Stars

Addiction Level: I read it when I had spare time.

Believe-ability: I daydream about the created world and wonder how I fit in.

Favorite Scene: (Oh, you’ll like this.)

Leaning over, he whispered into my ear, “Every day I pray for you, and God in his mercy must hear. But what is this?” He had noticed my bandaged hand.

“An accident,” Warthrop said tersely.

“Dr. Warthrop chopped off my finger with a butcher knife.”

Von Helrung’s brow knotted up in confusion. “By accident?”

“No,” I answered. “That part was on purpose.”


     So, I’ve been trying to figure out why I’ve been putting off writing this review. It’s taken me weeks to even start it and now I know why. It’s because I really don’t want this series to be over! I know the series was supposed to be longer, then the publisher dropped it, there have been rumors that another book is in the works, etc. AGH! I can’t take it! I’m just going to hide under a rock when it comes to this series and if I become pleasantly surprised at some point I’ll take it. Until then, I’ll just pout and wish that I really could meet Will Henry. *sigh* I think I have a crush on him, but not in the “I can’t stand how hot/romance-a-licious he is”, it’s more like an “I can’t stand how remarkable/amazing/awesome he is”. There are few characters that I really like, but Will Henry is definitely one of them. There may be a tie for my number one spot between him and Kolya Vlasov.

     I really don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I’m going to keep the rest of the review short. (It’s mostly a rant, anyway.) In the Isle of Blood, Dr. Warthrop sets out to find the biggest, baddest monster there is and decides that he can do it without the help of Will Henry. You can see where this leads, I hope. Dr. Warthrop needs Will Henry and Will Henry needs Dr. Warthrop! They’re like peanut butter and jelly – you can’t have one without the other! Needless to say, another heart stopping adventure ensues and nearly everything comes to end.

     There is no other book series like The Monstrumologist, so the last thing I want to do is beg and plead with you. If you haven’t read this series, you need to! You have no idea what you’re missing!

Series to Finish in 2012 Completed: 1/5

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