I have a special treat for the young adult in you or living with you, especially if they are interested in supernatural adventures. Rick Yancey’s The Monstrumologist, which won the 2010 Michael L. Printz Honor Award, and the second book in the series, The Curse of the Wendigo, are up for grabs for two winners in the United States or Canada.
The Monstrumologist begins with the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown accustomed to his late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was eating her, Will’s world is about to change forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagus—a headless monster that feeds through a mouth in its chest—and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatening to overtake and consume our world before it is too late (from Simon & Schuster).
Please check out the Monstrumologist Web site and the first chapter of the book.
The Curse of the Wendigo: While attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, Dr. Warthrop is asked by his former fiancé to rescue her husband from the Wendigo, a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh, which has snatched him in the Canadian wilderness. Although Warthrop also considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and rescues her husband from death and starvation, and then sees the man transform into a Wendigo. Can the doctor and Will Henry hunt down the ultimate predator, who, like the legendary vampire, is neither living nor dead, whose hunger for human flesh is never satisfied? This second book in The Monstrumologist series explores the line between myth and reality, love and hate, genius, and madness (from Simon & Schuster).
Please read the first chapter of the book.
Also check out this trailer:
Rick Yancey is the author of The Monstrumologist series (Book #1 of which won the Michael L. Printz Honor Award in 2010) as well as the critically acclaimed series Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp. He has also written several novels for adults including The Highly Effective Detective and A Burning in Homeland. He earned a BA in English from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and worked as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service before turning to writing full time in 2004. Rick lives in Florida with his wife Sandy, three sons, two dogs and one lizard. Visit his Web site.
1. Leave a comment about why you want to win this series.
2. Spread the word via Blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. for a second entry.
Deadline Dec. 3, 2010, at 11:59 PM EST
***Thanks to Big Honcho Media and Simon & Schuster for sponsoring the giveaway. Look for my review later in the year.***