Settle In For A Terrifying Ride: Dual Giveaway

That’s right, you saw that title correctly. Thanks to Simon & Schuster two lucky people have the opportunity to win The Monstrumologist and The Curse of The Wendigo by Rick Yancey.

Maybe you want to know a bit about the books before entering:

The Monstrumologist Rick Yancey Book Cover

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.


Read the first chapter!



The Curse of the Wendigo Rick Yancey

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 TheMonstrumologist series explores the line between myth and reality, love and hate, genius and madness.


Read the first chapter!

About Rick Yancey, 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 him at for more info.

Giveaway Details:

To enter, just leave a comment telling me what you think the scariest monster is. Contest ends 11/30. US only.

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  1. I think the scariest monster is a bogart because they turn into whatever you fear the most.

  2. Hm…not sure, so in keeping with the Harry Potter theme, I’ll say a Dementor.
    Thanks for the great contest!

  3. Scariest Monster … probably a zombie … does that count? I don’t know if they are quiet “monsters” but they sure are scary . If they don’t count, my answer is Rodents of Unusual Size (ROSs from The Princess Bride).


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  4. The scariest monsters would have to be the ones that you can’t see. The ones that makes the floor creek and hide in the shadows!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  5. Scariest monster? The type that can hide/blend in really well. Sort of like the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde type. You know, the ones who could secretly be your next door neighbor, and you never even knew it?! Ya… Scary.

  6. Omg have you read Stephen Kings It ? If you have then you know Pennywise is it. Scariest freak ever. Guaranteed to give you a clown phobia.


  7. If we’re talking traditional here, I’m going with vampire. Like, the Dracula kind. I was TERRIFIED of them when I was little—like, I’d wrap my covers really tight over my neck so they couldn’t bite me. I still can’t really sleep unless my neck is covered, I feel too vulnerable.

  8. Zombies. Zombies are the scariest monsters for me.

  9. I’m gonna go w/the Harry Potter answer as well and say a dementor. Freaky!

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  10. I’ve always been terrified of Freddy Kreuger. The fact that someone can kill you in your dreams? Creepy!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. I would say the bogarts in Harry Potter that play off of whatever your biggest fears are. That’s something that is difficult to control.
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

  12. I would say the vampire in Salem’s Lot was pretty scary.

  13. I would have to say that the scariest monster is the one that lives in my closet. That guy creeps me out all the time.

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  14. Not really a monster but the aliens from the movie Signs really really freak me out!


  15. I don’t know if this is considered a monster, but demons and ghosts? They scare the crap out of me, I guess because they seem more real. And I used to watch all these “real” ghost shows and was scarred for life.

  16. I’m going to go with Boggarts from Harry Potter, because they can become whatever you fear most.

  17. I’m not sure they count as monsters, but ghosts definitely scare me more than anything else. I believe in ghosts because I’m afraid they’ll come after me if they actually exist and I don’t believe in them, LOL!

  18. Clowns. Definitely clowns. Although many would not classify them as monsters, if you have ever read the book IT by Stephen King or seen that creepy clown in Poltergeist, you would agree there is nothing more horrific.

  19. Technically I guess they aren’t monsters, but what I thought of are the tripods off of the movie version of War of the Worlds. The noise those things made really creeped me out!

  20. The scariest monster to me would be something that really messed with my mind. Typically this might be a real person that does something that is cruel to someone I love or myself.


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