Quick Thoughts: “The Isle of Blood”

“The Isle of Blood (The Monstrumologist #3)” by Rick Yancey

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Horror

Source: Library

Other books in the Monstrumologist series

Summary from Goodreads:

When Dr. Warthrop goes hunting the “Holy Grail of Monstrumology” with his eager new assistant, Arkwright, he leaves Will Henry in New York. Finally, Will can enjoy something that always seemed out of reach: a normal life with a real family. But part of Will can’t let go of Dr. Warthrop, and when Arkwright returns claiming that the doctor is dead, Will is devastated–and not convinced.

Determined to discover the truth, Will travels to London, knowing that if he succeeds, he will be plunging into depths of horror worse than anything he has experienced so far. His journey will take him to Socotra, the Isle of Blood, where human beings are used to make nests and blood rains from the sky–and will put Will Henry’s loyalty to the ultimate test.


  • I love how the books stay consistently great. I haven’t been disappointed so far.
  • Narrator is still great.
  • The monsters are getting worse though. This book was pretty disgusting. The creepiest part was the monsters were us and could be anyone.
  • There was a lot going on in the story. Mystery with the monsters as well as the international mystery of which countries know about it.
  • I’m growing to like Will more. I initally had a hard time getting a feel for him as a character but listening to “him” tell the story has really allowed me to get inside his mind.

The bottom line? Still fantastic!


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