Image of The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist)


Image of The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist)

The Monstrumologist series proves young adult literature is capable of being intelligent, thought provoking and horrifyingly dark. This is a bittersweet ending to a complex coming-of-age story. Will has grown into a young man, and the conclusion to his and Pellinore’s Sherlockian relationship will bring joy, tears and terror, with the only flaw being how abruptly things seem to end — or maybe that’s just this reviewer’s disappointment that the journey is over.

Will Henry has seen the face of death all over the world, but New York is where he’ll be forced to kill his most terrifying demons. He doesn’t know who to trust, and his relationship with the only mentor he’s ever known is straining, leaving him alone to face the most terrifying creature he’s ever encountered. (SIMON & SCHUSTER, Sep. 320 pp., $18.99, ISBN: 9781442451537, HC, 12 & Up)
Reviewed by: 
Kelly Brennan