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August 7, 2011

Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey

I am a HUGE fan of Rick Yancey’s Monstrumologist series. If you enjoy twisty, turny plotting, unbearable suspense, complex, intriguing characters and good old gothic atmosphere then these are the books for you. The third and final title, Isle of Blood, is out September 13 and I will be at at Books A Million when they open. I might need to take a vacation day because how am I going to go into work with that book just sitting in my car, alone, unread, and neglected?? 🙂

Just saw some early reviews quoted on Amazon that have me anticipating this book even more:

* “The relationship between Will and his master has never been more complex…Yancey’s skill as a stylist cannot be denied.”–Booklist, starred review

* “Articulately literary, horrifically grotesque and mind-bendingly complex, Yancey’s trilogy conclusion might be the best of the Monstrumologist trilogy. His 19th-century dialogue and descriptions run even smoother than the previous two titles, and his characters have grown deeply complex. He deftly blurs lines between science and the supernatural, and what results is a long, dark-night-of-the-soul journey for both Will Henry and Pellinore that is certain to turn the hearts and the stomachs of every reader who dares open its pages.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

I don’t see how the 3rd can possibly be BETTER than the first two, and yet the second one was (impossibly enough) better than the first so anything is possible. I. Cannot. Wait.

Will Isle of Blood be able to unseat Daughter of Smoke and Bone as my favorite book of 2011?

We’ll see on September 13!

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