Giveaway: Rick Yancey’s Monstrumologist, Curse of Wendigo

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:

About the Author:

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.

To Enter:

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.***


  1. Okay, I’ll be honest: I’d love to win the books for my 41-year-old self. But I promise to share with the kids. Thanks for the chance!

  2. I would love to win this for my nephew. I think he’d really like it.

    Thanks! :0)

  3. I think my daughter would enjoy this series…great review, thanks.

  4. I would like to read these. They sound really good and I have read some good things about them. Thanks for the chance!

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  5. I would LOVE to win because these are already on my to-buy list for Bebe Boy James’ Christmas book box! (Don’t believe me; check out my Goodreads to-buy list!) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. I would love to win this series. I picked book one for a Friday Find over a year ago (if memory serves) and you know my challenge with The Boy and getting him to read. These two look great!

  7. Susan Helene Gottfried says

    No need to enter me, doll. I’m dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I’ve got this posted at Win a Book for you.
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  8. Jess (The Cozy Reader) says

    I’ve seen it everywhere that I’m convinced it must be something good to read!

    Added this giveaway to my ongoing list on my blog.
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  9. Patricia Boyle says

    I love the artwork on the cover of this book. I suspect that the story is as good.
    Please enter my name in the giveaway. I live in Canada.

  10. I think both of my kids would like this book. They’re getting to that age where they love scary things. Both of them happily watch paranormal investigation show with me. 🙂
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  11. Beth Hoffman says

    Ahhh … the child within me is drawn to these books, and I have to say that the cover of The Monstrumologist is fabulous! It grabbed my attention right away.

  12. I bet The Girl would like these, so throw my name in the hat! You know how much she likes creepy stories. I’ve added the giveaway to my sidebar.
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  13. I would love to win this for my son who will really enjoy this book.

  14. Mike Schneider says

    These books particularly Monstrumologist look great. I love good horror.

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