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Sunday, December 26, 2010


I'm pretty sure I mentioned how much I loved THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST by Rick Yancey. It had that perfect mix of suspense and action and character development that made it more than deserving to be a Printz Honor book. For those of you complaining there aren't enough good books for teen boys out there, this is one book you should definitely check out.

Okay, and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the gore. THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST is not for those with a weak stomach. But for those who can handle it, it's a must read! And so is its sequel which I was so excited to get my hands on, and now I'm offering up the ARC for you!

THE CURSE OF THE WENDIGO by Rick Yancey (Simon & Schuster, October 2010)

Aren't sure what a WENDIGO is? Then you'll have to read the book! (Or I guess you could google it if you are impatient like me.)

I have to note, I'm also fascinated at how the hardcover and paperback covers changed for THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST. Which do you like better?

In case you weren't hooked at my "gore" description, check out the book trailer for THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST:

From Amazon:

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.

Source of ARCs: From publisher at NCTE

For your chance to win these ARCs, all you need to do is:

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) Comment on this blog post

For extra entries:

1) Blog about this contest and leave a comment telling me
2) Tweet about this contest and leave a comment telling me

And make sure you leave me a way to get in contact with you when you win!

The contest will run through midnight on Friday, January 7, 2011!


Birgit said...

Following both blogs through GFC!!

As for the different coverse - hard to say. I guess I'd have to read the book to decide which suits better *wink*.

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Tore923 said...

I am a follower of both blogs. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

M.A.D. said...

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Follow both blogs via GFC

Ever since I read Stephen King's Pet Semetery I've been fascinated by the Wendigo legend. Would LOVE to win this! :D

Vivien said...

I think I'm leaning towards the original cover with the glass jar. But since the sequel has a cover that matches the paperback I'm liking that theme. I don't know. Tough to say.
Follow both blogs :)

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Llehn said...

I follow both blogs.


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Eeks. Between the trailer, the covers and the blurb, I'm already freaked out. *runs and hides*

Misha said...

I follow both the blogs. Thanks for the giveaway!


Cass said...

These sound so good. Thanks for the giveaway! :) Follower of both blogs.

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Sharli said...

I like the cover with the jar better. Although I'm not sure I want to know what's inside :P

Thank you for the giveaway!
I follow both blogs and I shared here: http://twitter.com/Entre_Libros/status/19550795242409985

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Aleetha said...

The book reminds me of Darren Shan book.
Talk about The Monstrumologist, I prefer the left cover.

I follow both of blog that you said above

I tweet about this giveway

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thanks a lot for the chance

Miss Bookiverse said...

I'm a follower of both, please enter me :)


Jasmine1485 said...

I prefer the cover with the moon on it :) I'm following both blogs via GFC as Jasmine1485

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jessy said...

Monstrumologist was so creepy, I can't wait to read more!

I follow both blogs
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/20225436629864448

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Emy Shin said...

I'm following both blogs -- and have tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/emy_shin/status/20701689166168064

Thank you!

emyblogs [at] gmail [dot] com

Lady_Graeye said...

I follow both blogs thru GFC. Would love to win this book.

Please enter me!


Damla said...

I follow both blogs. Thanks for the chance!

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Damla said...

Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2010/12/curse-of-wendigo-arc-giveaway.html

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Damla said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/20802465939070976

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D.A. said...

I'm following both blogs by email. I loved The Monstrumoligist. Looking forward to Curse of the Wendigo. I don't have a preference for either cover!

dwhittemore22 at gmail dot com

Daph said...

I follow your blog

Carol said...

Following both blogs through GFC!!


xlacrimax said...

I follow both blogs and I sure would like to win this book!

Meredith said...

I follow both blogs. Thanks for the giveaway!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Laura H. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I follow both blogs via GFC (Bornajhawk). I think the cover on the left is much more "telling"!

Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/23556932862222336


IdentitySeeker said...

Been meaning to read this book!
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