Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monstrumologist & The Curse of the Wendigo Giveaway with Rick Yancey

banner Last fall the young adult novel The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey made a considerable splash when it was released and has gone on to win a Prinz Honor Award for children’s literature since.  Now The printzMonstrumologist is available in paperback and Rick has followed up his initial book with an equally delightful offering in The Curse of the Wendigo.

Courtesy of Simon & Schuster I am happy to be able to offer you a two chances to win a copy of both books. Simply fill out the form below to enter. Open to residents of the US and Canada and ends Thursday, November 25.

About The Monstrumologist Booklist said -
“might just be the best horror novel of the year [2009]” and calls it a “splattery miasma of blood, bone, pus & maggots?”

YanceyRick 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.

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These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for nearly ninety years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me. So starts 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.

Read the first chapter.

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.

Read the first chapter.


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