The Compulsive Reader: The Monstrumologist Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Monstrumologist Giveaway!

I love a nice, creepy story, no matter what time of the year, and right now I'm digging Rick Yancey's The Monstrumologist. (And hey, it was a Printz Honor Book, you know, if you're into knowing those types of things.) And so, I'm going to be giving away a copy of each The Monstrumologist and the next book, The Curse of the Wendigo (which I'm pretty sure was also an episode of Supernatural that scared the socks off of me...in a good way, of course).

Here's more about the books:

The Monstrumologist

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.

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.

Also, here is the book trailer for the first book!

Have I still not convinced you to enter this contest or pick up these books? Here are the first chapters for your perusal:

Read the first chapter of The Monstrumologist here.

Read the first chapter of The Curse of the Wendigo here.

And here's some cool stuff about the author, Rick Yancey:

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 him at http://www.rickyancey.com for more info.

All you need to do in order to enter is fill out this form:


Mrs. DeRaps said...

Awesome! I've wanted to read the first book for some time, so this is great.

Sarah said...

Thanks for this contest! I started reading this book online at Pulse It months ago but never got the chance to finish it. But I didn't know there was a sequel!