The Isle of Blood

William James Henry

Yancey, Richard

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Isle of Blood
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When Dr. Warthrop goes hunting for the "Holy Grail of Monstrumology" in 1888, twelve-year-old orphan Will Henry follows him to Socotra, plunging into depths of horror worse than anything he has experienced so far.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2011
ISBN: 0857070177
9780857070173
1416989749
9781416989745
1416984526
9781416984528
Branch Call Number: y YANCEY 2011
Characteristics: 538 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm

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Sep 11, 2014
  • Kyanite rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'll admit it took me a little while to get into the first book in this series, though it did eventually hook me. The second book was good as well, but this volume is something else entirely. It has a depth of characterization that is somewhat rare in YA fiction, and is also uncharacteristically thought-provoking for the genre. I was very impressed.

Apr 01, 2013
  • JACK_FROST rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Finished reading this novel and I'm still taken by it. "The Isle of Blood" to me seemed to have more humor than the previous two novels, but still retained some gory moments. This part of the series focused more on Will Henry's darker side which was very refreshing after what had happened in the second book with Warthop. Currently I am waiting for the next book to be on the self.

*Readers keep your eyes peeled for the fourth and final book "The Final Descent" planned to be released on September 10, 2013

Sep 11, 2012
  • yd12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Practically the best book on the planet! It was quirky, funny, and the action scenes were really believable. The character development is spectacular. It's also really... deep as if it able to convey different parts of life. The language and writing style were intricate and amazing. Everyone in the world should read it and so should, well...aliens. If martians read it, I'm pretty sure they'd have a very good opinion of Earth people. Read it.

Feb 29, 2012
  • mary1rocks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

OMG! i loved every bit of this book and all its twists and turns.This is better than all the other books in the series put together. So well written and so well done i really want another book to be as amazing as this one. If your looking for the perfect book to read over and over again here it is!!!!

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