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message 1: by Ellen Gail (new)

Ellen Gail I'm intrigued by this one too. It sounds so good! I haven't read The Monstrumologist. It sounds deliciously spooky!


message 2: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ Ellen wrote: "I'm intrigued by this one too. It sounds so good! I haven't read The Monstrumologist. It sounds deliciously spooky!"

It's very scary! But a really great book (and series). :)


message 3: by Ellen Gail (new)

Ellen Gail I'll have to check it out! I love a good scare.


message 4: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ Awesome! I highly recommend it, then. ;)


message 5: by Roberta (new)

Roberta sounds really good. I have to check it out


message 6: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa J. :/ Now I will keep comparing Jackaby to The Monstrumologist, and I'm not gonna enjoy it because nothing will ever oustand The Monstrumologist, in my opinion...

But I will read it anyway, it sounds interesting...


message 7: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ That's what happened to me ... It's a similar concept so I had trouble not comparing them. And I love The Monstrumologist, so my expectations were pretty high. I thought this book was good, but it just wasn't as scary/compelling as I'd been hoping it would be. It had a lot of potential but I don't think it quite lived up to it.


message 8: by Vanessa (last edited Feb 03, 2015 10:17AM) (new)

Vanessa J. You were right. I couldn't help but compare this book with The Monstrumologist, and my love for that series is so ridiculously high that I had pretty high expectations for this. I thought this book was a bit meh for me. Hopefully the sequel will be better. The good thing is I won't be expecting any of Mr. Yancey's genius in the next book.


message 9: by Brigid ✩ (new)

Brigid ✩ Vane wrote: "You were right. I couldn't help but compare this book with The Monstrumologist, and my love for that series is so ridiculously high that I had pretty high expectations for this. I thought this book..."

It's hard not to make the comparison––and yeah this one wasn't as compelling as the Monstrumologist books. I also had really high expectations for this book but I thought it was just okay in the end.


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