Books by Rick Yancey

THE FINAL DESCENT by Rick Yancey
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A fizzling anticlimax. (Horror. 14 & up)"
The Monstrumologist quartet wraps up in a haphazard, patchworked finale. Read full book review >
THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey
Released: May 7, 2013

"Nothing short of amazing. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
The challenge? Surviving the genocide of the human race when aliens attack Earth in the not-too-distant future. Read full book review >
THE ISLE OF BLOOD by Rick Yancey
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"He deftly blurs lines between science and the supernatural, and what results is a long, dark-night-of-the-soul journey for both Will Henry and Pellinore that is certain to turn the hearts and the stomachs of every reader who dares open its pages. (Horror. 14 & up)
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When an obscure, slimy, flesh-colored pouch is delivered to Pellinore Warthrop's door and renders the deliverer into a bloody, pulpy zombie-like mess, the Monstrumologist has but one course of action open to him. Read full book review >
CURSE OF THE WENDIGO by Rick Yancey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"The narrative, flecked with the same surgical illustrations as the first installment, flows evenly through 19th-century turns of phrases and events, resulting in a page-turner of an historical horror that will simultaneously thrill readers and make them sick to their stomachs. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Book two of Yancey's excitingly complex Monstrumologist series follows the inquisitively uncertain 12-year-old hero Will Henry and his Monstrumologist caregiver as they pursue the Wendigo, an elusive, yellow-eyed monster that slices and eats the skin of its human prey before violently devouring the internal organs. Read full book review >
THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST by Rick Yancey
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"The ending hints of a sequel, but can readers stomach it? (Horror. 14 & up)"
Herodotus, Shakespeare and other writers have noted the hulking, headless, cannibalistic creatures called Anthropophagi. Read full book review >
THE THIRTEENTH SKULL by Rick Yancey
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"This action novel delivers its advertised thrills, but familiarity with prior titles in the series is helpful. (Fiction. YA)"
Alfred Kropp, the intrepid descendent of Lancelot, is caught up in his third mission to save the world. Read full book review >
ALFRED KROPP by Rick Yancey
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Fans of the first episode, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp (2005), will not be disappointed. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Modern technology meets ancient legend as readers climb aboard Alfred Kropp's thrill ride to save the world. Read full book review >
THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ALFRED KROPP by Rick Yancey
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The expertly paced plot will keep action-adventure fans entertained, and those interested in all things Camelot will get a kick out of watching this funny, self-deprecating teenager save the world. (Fiction. YA)"
Alfred Kropp is an overweight, underachieving teen whose main goals in life consist of getting his learner's permit and dating Amy Pouchard. Read full book review >