"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Monstrumologist: Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey (unfortunately not out til September and no cover yet!)
Will Henry is an orphan, and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. Working by the doctor's side, Will must help fight back against creatures from the darkest myths and legends in human history to protect the people of the world.
Why I can't wait to read it:
I thought Yancey's first Monstrumologist book, The Terror Beneath, was a fun read with some pacing issues as it was too slow for me in the middle. It did put him on my radar as an author to watch out for, though, and I thought the follow-up, Curse of the Wendigo, was awesome. Will Henry's a brilliant main character and the Monstrumologist himself, Dr Warthrop, is superb, plus Yancey does a fantastic job of creating an eerie Victorian atmosphere. Definitely one of my most-looked forward to at the moment!