Thursday, November 12, 2015

Review: The Final Descent

Title: The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist #4)
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Year published: 2013
How I got this book: It's been a while, but I think I got it through BookDepository
My rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis:

Will Henry and Dr. Warthrop have encoutered many horrors together - but can Will endure a monstrumlogical terror without his mentor?

Will Henry has been through more that seems possible fora boy of fourteen. He's been on the brink of death on more than one occasion, he has gazed into hell - and hell has stared back at him, and known his face. But through it all, Dr. Warthrop as been at his side.

When Dr. Warthrop fears that Will's loyalties may be shifting, he turns on Will with a fury, determined to reclaim his young apprentice's devotion. And so Will must face one of the most horrific creatures of his monstrumology career - and he must face it alone.

Over the curse of one day, Will's life - and Pellinor Warthrop's destiny - will lie in balance. In the terrifying depths of the Monstrumarium, they will face a monster more terrible than they could have imagined - and their fates will be decided.

My thoughts:

I really like this series, and I'm a little bad sad that it's over. I did think this was the worst of them all, but it still wasn't bad. It wasn't as scary as the others, which was both good and disappointing. Well, disappointing may be harsh word, because I did still enjoy it. But it was different from the other books. 

As I said, it wasn't as scary as other books, but it was intense. Yancey keeps exploring the thin line between monsters and human, and we see Will Henry spiraling down, until he might be considered a mosnter himself. 

I won't spoil anything that happens in this book, but it kept twisting and turning, and I had no idea what was going to happen next. Yancey's writing is as beautiful as ever, and we kept jumping back and forth between young Will Henry and old Will Henry. I quite liked that, and though the times never intertwined, it still made some sense to me.

This will be a short review, because I don't want to spoil anything, and I feel that by saying more will spoil something. If you liked the other three books in this series, I would definitely recommend finishing it. It's different, but still captivating and beautiful, in its own way.

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