First edition cover
|Series||The Monstrumologist series|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing|
|September 22, 2009|
|Media type||Print (hardcover and paperback), e-book, audiobook|
|LC Class||PZ7.Y19197 Mon 2009|
|Followed by||The Curse of the Wendigo|
The Monstrumologist is a young adult horror novel written by American author Rick Yancey. It was published on September 22, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. It is the first book in The Monstrumologist series, followed by The Curse of the Wendigo. The story follows Will Henry, an orphaned assistant to Dr. Pellinore Warthrop, a man who specializes in monstrumology, the study of monsters.
The review in Publishers Weekly said, "Yancey's elegant depiction of an America plagued with monsters, human and otherwise, spares no grisly detail. ... Horror lovers will be rapt." The reviewer in the School Library Journal wrote "Though the pace sometimes falters beneath the weight of Will's verbose observations, the author folds surprising depth and twists into the plot and cast alike, crafts icky bits that can be regarded as comically over-the-top (or not), and all in all dishes up an escapade fully 'capable,' as Will puts it, 'of fulfilling our curious and baffling need for a marauding horror of malicious intent'".
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- "The Monstrumologist". Publishers Weekly. 256 (36): 48. September 7, 2009.
- Peters, John (November 2009). "The Monstrumologist". School Library Journal. 55 (11): 125.
- "Exclusive: Rick Yancey Talks The Monstrumologist, The Curse of the Wendigo, and More". Dread Central. Retrieved 25 October 2013.