Monday, April 25, 2011

The Curse of the Wendigo

I have the day off work.  "Easter Monday," whatever that is.  So I slept until 10:30 for some reason, which never happens.  I slept so long that the cats went from their panicking-about-getting-breakfast mode, to morning-sleep mode without me ever having to get up to feed them.  And when I finally did, the cat just threw it up on the rug and went back to sleep.

But whatever.  Guess what I read this week?  The Curse of the Wendigo!  It's Rick Yancey's sequel to Printz-award-winning The Monstrumologist, and I was pretty excited to see it on the bookstore shelves.  (Apparently he's really cranking these things out now, because according to the internet, a third one called The Isle of Blood will be out in September.) Not that it matters, but I don't approve of the new cover designs.  I kinda liked the original Monstrumologist hardcover; it looked like what it was.  I was a little embarrassed to be seen on the subway with this new one.

Good book, though.  Rollicking, even.  The continued adventures of Will Henry, twelve-year-old orphan and assistant to famed monstrumologist Dr. Warthrop.  In this installment, we learn about the doctor's romantic past (I know!), attend an elegant monstrumologist convention in New York City, and try to figure out whether or not an old friend of the doctor's—a fellow monstrumologist—has answered the call of the mythical wendigo.  Lots of faces gets sliced off, I'll warn you now.

And speaking of sequels I'm excited about, The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan is out now!  I've been a little off my YA game lately, or I would have read it a month ago, but still.  It's totally next on my list.

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