It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby + Giveaway (US/Can)



Hi, YABCers!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for A TASTE FOR MONSTERS by Matthew J. Kirby, releasing September 27, 2016 from Scholastic. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Matthew:


Hello to the YABC community! I’m so excited to share the cover of my very first YA novel with you. Until now, I’ve only written middle grade books, but the idea for A Taste for Monsters has been simmering in my head for six or seven years, and it’s pretty incredible to finally see it on the page. I think the amazing team at Scholastic put together a really cool and striking cover. This is a very different kind of book for me, a Victorian ghost story, and I hope you all enjoy it.

~ Matthew J. Kirby (A TASTE FOR MONSTERS, Scholastic)



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by Matthew J. Kirby
Release date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Scholastic
About the Book
IT’S LONDON 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory, who has nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in the London Hospital. Evelyn wants to be locked away from the world, like he is, shut in from the filth and dangers of the streets. But in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, she finds a gentle kindred who does not recoil from her and who understands her pain. When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper’s dead, setting Evelyn on a path to facing her fears and uncovering humanity’s worst nightmares.
A Taste for Monsters is a terrifying and haunting tale of the monstrosity of men and the salvation one may find in the unlikeliest places, from Edgar Award–winning author Matthew J. Kirby.


b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC_7308.jpgAbout the Author

Matthew J. Kirby is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of the middle grade novels The Clockwork ThreeIcefallThe Lost KingdomInfinity Ring Book 5: Cave of Wonders, The Quantum League, and The Dark Gravity Sequence. He was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, he has won the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, the PEN Center USA award for Children’s Literature, and the Judy Lopez Memorial Award, and has been named to the New York Public Library’s 100 Books for Reading and Sharing, and the ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults lists. He is a school psychologist, and currently lives in Utah with his wife and three step-kids.


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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a a signed giveaway bundle with  Icefall, The Arctic Code, and an ARC of A Taste for Monsters – when available. 

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

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13 thoughts on “It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby + Giveaway (US/Can)”

  1. Adam says:

    The cover art is intriguing, and matches the synopsis quite well. A woman hiding herself from the world shrouded in obscurity. I am excited for this read, it sounds like a good murder mystery, and I am a fan of the imagery that Matt puts into his books.

  2. Callie Wyles says:

    The setting of the book is intriguing to me, and the cover captured my attention when I saw it. I can’t wait to read it!

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  4. Susan T. says:

    Wow! The Elephant Man and Jack the Ripper in one story is almost too much awesomeness! The cover is really amazing too!

  5. Vanessa says:

    This cover looks awesome! And OMG, Jack the Ripper? I am totally there. =D

  6. bn00 says:

    sounds interesting

  7. Cindy says:

    The cover looks mysterious, and the synopsis sounds quite interesting.

  8. Kara S says:

    Jack the Ripper in YA? Count me in!

  9. danielle hammelef says:

    The synopsis sounds so evil, so mysterious, so I-have-to-read-this-only-in-the-daytime book. The cover art is brilliant and also mysterious and evil.

  10. Nissa says:

    I want to win a copy please!

  11. Lillian says:

    The cover is nice in a creepy way. I really want to read this because I have been interested in Jack the Ripper since I read a Black Butler volume involving the legend. Also I read Clockwork Three by this author and have been looking for more books by him ever since.

  12. Amie Gaudet says:

    The cover is quite striking and the synopsis is terrific. I love reading historical fiction set in Victorian London.

  13. Anonymous says:

    The cover is fantastic and the book sounds great ♡ Looking forward to reading it. Thank you

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