Giveaway: The Monstrumologist & The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey

The Monstrumologist books by Rick Yancey are amongst Thea’s current favorite series – she absolutely loved these two books – so when we were offered copies to giveaway here, we were more than happy to accept so that we could spread the luuuurve.

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.

Reviewed by Thea here.

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.

Reviewed by Thea here.

You can read more about the books at the series’ website or check out this great post by Rick Yancey about Inspirations and Influences.


Two winners get to take home a copy of The Monstrumologist AND a copy The Curse of the Wendigo. The contest is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail) and will run until Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11:59 PM (PST). In order to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment here. Only ONE comment per person, please! Multiple entries and/or duplicate comments will be automatically disqualified. Good luck!

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  • Brenna
    November 13, 2010 at 2:41 am

    These books look awesome! 🙂 😀

  • Carrie
    November 13, 2010 at 3:06 am

    These look so good! I absolutely love all your recommendations–if it is rated a 7 or above, I automatically buy it without hesitation. 😀

  • chris fenimore
    November 13, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Awsome contest please enter me !

  • Ashley
    November 13, 2010 at 4:25 am

    the covers alone are awesome — and anything that mentions myth always rings my chimes. would love the books!

  • Charlotte
    November 13, 2010 at 4:56 am

    I’ve wanted to read these for ages (crosses fingers…)

  • Mary @ Book Swarm
    November 13, 2010 at 5:45 am

    These books look great–I’ve heard some great buzz about both of them and would love to get my hands on them. Plus, the author’s too funny. Just read an interview with him that had me giggling.

    Thanks for the giveaway and your great reviews!

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2010 at 5:45 am

    This looks awesome 🙂
    I have to say though, every time I hear the word wendigo, I think of the show Supernatural. I had never heard of such a thing before watching that episode, and now it’s permanently stuck in my head. On the show last night they chased after a skinwalker, which instantly made me think of Mercy Thompson. Although this skinwalker was not as awesome as Mercy 🙂

  • JenP
    November 13, 2010 at 6:08 am

    I’d love to enter! Looks great.

  • Carrie G.
    November 13, 2010 at 6:20 am

    What an awesome giveaway! I think these books would be a great addition to our classroom library!

  • Ally Bishop
    November 13, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Christine
    November 13, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Whoever gets these books is going to be one lucky individual. I’ve heard they’re fabulous!

  • Amanda Isabel
    November 13, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Oh Wow! I just saw this at the book store a day ago and read the backs and decided I must have them! Please enter me in the contest!

    apereiraorama @

  • Rana
    November 13, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Aaww I wish I could enter 🙁
    Awesome giveaway by the way

  • Maureen
    November 13, 2010 at 7:55 am

    They look great! Please enter me in your contest.

  • Alison
    November 13, 2010 at 8:05 am

    These books look really interesting, if I don’t win, definitely going to be looking at my library for these!

  • Nicole
    November 13, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Those books look awesome.

    Thanks for running this contest!

  • Kellee Moye
    November 13, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Such a big fan! Would love a copy for my classroom 🙂 Please enter me.

  • Sarah Farrant
    November 13, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I loved The Monstrumologist and would be so excited to get a chance to read the next set of adventures for the doctor and Will Henry! 🙂 :mrgreen:

  • Evy Valdez
    November 13, 2010 at 8:45 am

    If the two of you love them then I’m sure too love them also. Can’t wait to hear from ya, wink wink!

  • Kaylia
    November 13, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Hi! I would love to win those, they look great. Perfect Xmas gift for my niece!

  • Stacy
    November 13, 2010 at 9:01 am

    These books have been on my to read list for quite awhile and I would love to win them. Thank you for the chance 🙂

  • Elena
    November 13, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I have been hearing amazing things about these books, especially the second! I would love to win them!

  • T.Y.
    November 13, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I loved first book and am dying to read the second. Pick me! Pick me!

  • April X
    November 13, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I’ve heard great things about both of these books 😀 Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Carllee
    November 13, 2010 at 9:41 am

    These look amazing! I’d love to win. Thanks – you gals are the best!

  • Linda Henderson
    November 13, 2010 at 9:57 am

    I’ve been hearing a lot about these books and I’m really interested in reading them.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  • Lindsay Elizabeth
    November 13, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Looks awesome to me!

  • Baird Makinson
    November 13, 2010 at 10:18 am

    These books look really fun.

  • Ceci
    November 13, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Oh, gosh.
    This is the best giveaway so far.

    Best of luck to everyone. 😀

  • Katsie
    November 13, 2010 at 10:20 am

    These sound all sorts of interesting!

  • Emily
    November 13, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Thanks for offering this giveaway- I’ve heard lots of great things about these books and would love a chance to read them!

  • Hann1bal
    November 13, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Sounds very interesting. Pick me! Pick meeee!

  • John
    November 13, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Oh, I’ve had these on my radar for a while! The Printz award is usually a good sign of a good book. 🙂

  • Tina
    November 13, 2010 at 11:45 am

    After reading your reviews I’m really interested in reading these. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Sara M
    November 13, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I’ve heard a lot of great things about this series. Definitely count me in!

  • alana
    November 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I’m definitely in!

  • Amy
    November 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Got to love werewolves and all their mythological cousins.

  • Anonymous
    November 13, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    These look like another series to become addicted.

  • Laura
    November 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve been wanting to read these ever since the first one came out.

  • Indigo
    November 13, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Great reads! Would love to be entered into this drawing. The Wendigo story definitely intrigues me. Both books are bound to entertain. Thanks! Indigo

  • Erin
    November 13, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    These sound intriguing!

  • MarieC
    November 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Both books look interesting! count me in!

  • Jordan
    November 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Commentcommentcomment! These books look epic!

  • Amelia P.
    November 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    They both look interesting! Would love a chance to get my hands on them 🙂

  • Kearsten
    November 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Ooh! Sign me up, please! Monstrumologist is on my library hold’s list…

  • TJ Mathews
    November 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Sounds exciting. I really liked Algernon Blackwood’s ‘Wendigo’ so am looking forward to seeing what a modern author does with them.

  • Ashley
    November 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve been meaning to get to these for a while, and would love to win copies! Count me in 🙂

  • Sarah C.
    November 13, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Exciting! I heard about this series from your site and have been wanting it ever since.

  • Ariana A.
    November 13, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    These sound really interesting and fun!

  • Tiah
    November 13, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Awesome, thank you! Please enter me!

  • Katie W
    November 13, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I want to read these books so bad! Count me in!

  • jen
    November 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    oo oo, pick me! 🙂

    i just started reading this blog, and i’ve enjoyed your reviews. thanks for a great site!


  • Meghan
    November 13, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I would be stoked to win these 2 books!

  • Amy C
    November 13, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Oh count me in! I loved Yancey’s earlier series but I haven’t had a chance to pick these up yet.

  • CC Vasileva
    November 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Me, me, me! Pick me! Would love to sink my teeth into these books! -CC

  • Jill
    November 13, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I’d sooooooo love these!!!!

  • Kristen H.
    November 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I listened to the first book and really enjoyed it. I would love to own both of them!

  • Jan Eddy
    November 13, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Can’t wait to win these books!!

  • Rachel
    November 13, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I’ve been dying to read these!

  • martin
    November 13, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I must win this! I read the monstrumologist but need to reread because I think i missed some details. As well, curse of the wendigo is the sequel and also must be read and owned by me! Please. I beg. I plead. You can’t see because this is being read, but I’m on my knees, weeping in frustration!… Thank you!

  • Victoria Zumbrum
    November 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I am a follower and email subscriber. Please books sound really good. Please enter me in contest.

  • julie w.
    November 13, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I’ve had these books on my list since your reviews. Hope to win!

  • Jen
    November 13, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I would love to enter!

  • jennygirl
    November 13, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Someday I will win…I just know it.

    Thanks girls for the lovely contest 🙂


  • Caitlin George
    November 13, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!! These books look awesome! 😀

  • SaraC
    November 13, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    These books sound fantastic!

  • Bethie
    November 13, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    OOOH! I want these so bad. Thanks for the giveaway. Crossing my fingers on this one!!

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  • Stephanie K.
    November 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I’ve been hearing good things about these books and I’d love win!

  • Courtney
    November 14, 2010 at 12:14 am

    These books look cool! 8)

  • Paul
    November 14, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Ah, the Wendigo.

  • Debby
    November 14, 2010 at 4:26 am

    I have never read these before and would love to win. I went nad looked them up and they look wonderful.

  • E.J. Stevens
    November 14, 2010 at 7:21 am

    These books look fabulous. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
    From the Shadows[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Marilyn Walker
    November 14, 2010 at 8:36 am

    These both drew me in immediately – they look so fun! I read another book featuring a Wendigo and it still haunts me – very creepy stuff.

  • vvb
    November 14, 2010 at 10:03 am

    love to learn more about the wendigo

  • Dottie
    November 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Count me in, always willing to try a new author!

    Dottie 🙂

  • Suzanne
    November 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I love books that have to do with the supernatural. 🙂 And your recommendations have not failed me yet.


  • Tiffany M.
    November 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    These look pretty awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Julie Swaney
    November 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    These two books look and sound great. They will be going in my must read pile.

    jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

  • Josh
    November 14, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I’ve been dying to read these books!

  • Pilar
    November 14, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Wow, these look fantastic. I love the idea behind them and have been meaning to pick up a copy.

  • Amanda L
    November 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I keep saying I’m going to pick these books up, they sound exactly my style!

  • Jufuzle19
    November 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    sounds really good!

  • Pat
    November 14, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Hooray! I’ve been looking for a sight just like this and I’ve found you!

  • Beth
    November 14, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Please add me to the contest. 🙂

  • Sharon
    November 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Love the titles of these books – makes me want to read them.

  • Priya
    November 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    i would love to win!

    swaid124 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Ovi
    November 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Beautiful covers.

  • Tatiana
    November 14, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    A chill just went down my spine while reading the synopsis.

  • Throuthehaze
    November 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I would love to read these!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  • Jenica
    November 15, 2010 at 2:39 am

    These books look awesome.

  • aurora
    November 15, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Lucky #91 Thats me! I would love to be entered in your contest and thanks for hosting!

  • Su
    November 15, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Thank you for the contest. =)

  • Rin
    November 15, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Looks great! Please enter me!

  • Lorraine
    November 15, 2010 at 10:45 am

    :mrgreen: OOH! These sound yummy! (pun intended)

  • Cecilia H.
    November 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    From reading about these two books…they sound like really cool stories! Just the covers makes me want to dive in and read them… 😛

    Please enter me in your contest and thanks!


  • Andrea S
    November 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Wow. I have had the Monstrumologist on my list for quite some time now. I look forward to having the chance to get a copy!

  • Julie G
    November 15, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Great giveaway! Thank you!

  • Emily
    November 15, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I’ve been wanting to read these books for a while. I’m so lazy!

  • sarah
    November 15, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I have been pumped about reading these books since I first heard of them – and am even more excited after seeing your love for them!

  • anna
    November 16, 2010 at 6:30 am

    been waiting to read the monstrumologist and now the curse of the wendigo!

  • Cheri H.
    November 16, 2010 at 6:58 am

    I added these a while ago to my Goodreads shelf, thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Elias
    November 16, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Looks like a good read!

  • Mollie
    November 16, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Oh I’ve been wanting to read these for awhile! Great giveaway! bookfaredelights at gmail dot com

  • Debbie
    November 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I read the reviews of Monstrumologist and look forward to reading it and The Curse. 🙂

  • Karissa
    November 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I have read Monstrumologist and loved it and would love to have a copy of The Curse of the Wendigo!
    Thanks for running this contest!

  • Sara
    November 17, 2010 at 8:19 am

    This books have intrigued me for some time!

  • Megan
    November 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Sounds very cool! I’d love to snag them 🙂

  • Olya
    November 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Sounds interesting! (and the covers are pretty cool, too)

  • Mike Schneider
    November 18, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Awesome looking book. *crosses fingers and hopes he wins*


  • Melanie L
    November 18, 2010 at 8:54 am

    These books look great! Please count me in.

  • Jess (The Cozy Reader)
    November 18, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I’ve been seeing these books around a lot of blogs. 🙂

  • Stephmartin71
    November 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I would love to read these. Great giveaway! Thank you for giving us a chance 😉

  • Chelsea B.
    November 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    These books sound very, very interesting!

  • Jenica
    November 19, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Yay another giveaway. Me enter too. ^-^

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