Waiting On: The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey

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The Isle of Blood
by Rick Yancey
September 13, 2011
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.

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Recently, Simon & Schuster decided to discontinue this series once this third book was published. But, after a push from fans and bloggers like this one who encouraged an outpouring of support, they agreed to publish the fourth book. So, if you are a fan of The Monstrumologist, or think you might become one, or can appreciate the stellar works in YA fiction, then it is imperative that you buy this book. And the fourth, when it's published. I know I'll be picking them up.

What book(s) are you waiting on?


  1. This one sounds pretty cool! That is cool that the push got the 4th book to come out :)

  2. I've been meaning to read The Monstrumologist but haven't gotten around to it yet. Glad you like it so much!

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  3. I've heard of the news about S&S as well. It's amazing how much the fans love this, I myself haven't read the book, but I'm definitely grabbing copies myself, everyone's been saying how great this series is! Great pick :)

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  4. This one sounds great!

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    Have a nice week.

  5. Have not read this series, but I love the summary and am thinking I need to get the first books. Great pick!

  6. I haven't yet started this series, but I just LOVE the fact that readers really got behind the author and the books and pushed for the publisher to continue on. The power of bloggers is amazing <3 Definitely need to read these soon!

  7. Wow this seems like an awesome book! I will have to check it out!

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  8. This sounds like a good book. It sucks that S&S didn't want to continue with it.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  9. I heard the news about this one too. It's sad to hear things like that happening. It seems like a good read too...

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  10. Sounds like a fascinating read.


  11. hey!! i follow your blog! :) Great pick!

    Hope you'll stop by my blog and let me know what you think of mine! :)


  12. I haven't heard of this series, but it's amazing when fans come together to fight the publisher:) I may have to check it out.
    -Jenna (new follower)
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