Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Final Descent

     Rick Yancey brings his masterful Monstrumologist series to a conclusion with The Final Descent, n a story with uncommonly mature themes for a Young Adult novel: alienating the people you love, letting your humanity slip away, the price of gazing long into the abyss.  Event-wise, there is plenty to entertain, regardless of age, as the doctor and his protege seek to recover the last specimen of what may be the world's very first monster.  But the examination of a young man plunging into his own heart of darkness offers a powerful and thoughtful read for teens and adults alike.
     This volume stands out, but the entire series makes for great reading, whether or not it's Halloween. 

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