Giveaway: ‘Hollow City’ Poster and Copy of ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ by Ransom Riggs

Hollow City PosterRansom Riggs caught the attention of the literary world with his young adult novel filled with haunting vintage photographs: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. And now the second book in the series, Hollow City is on its way!

In conjunction with the always spectacular team over at Quirk Books, we are giving away not one, but FIVE posters for the upcoming sequel (see enlarged version HERE) complete with a paperback version of the original book that started it all: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children!

Hit the jump below to find out how to enter to win and see all pertinent rules. The contest begins on October 9th and ends on October 23rd.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

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Giveaway: A Photo From Author Ransom Rigg’s Vintage Photo Collection

Ransom Riggs Vintage PhotoRansom Rigg’s best-selling young adult novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the runaway hit of 2011, telling the story of young Jacob who discovers a stoppage in time on an island full of super-powered children. The book spent 52-weeks on the New York Times’ Bestseller List and is told through words and a series of vintage photos.

Now, with it’s sequel Hollow City drawing near and a graphic novel on the way, as well as a re-release of the paperback edition with additional material, we’re giving away a photo from author Rigg’s personal vintage photo collection (see close-up)! Much thanks to our friends at Quirk Books for the awesome giveaway.

According to the text on the back (see picture HERE), the photo is of Doug (?) about to do manual labor in Pasadena in the summer of 1929. Amazing!

Hit the jump below to find out how to enter to win and see all pertinent rules. The contest begins on July 15th and ends on July 30th.

A mysterious island.

 An abandoned orphanage.

 A strange collection of very curious photographs.

As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

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Book Giveaway: “Lovecraft Middle School: Teacher’s Pest” by Charles Gilman

Teacher's Pest by Charles GilmanThe always inventive publisher Quirk Books, who brought the world the mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has a new offering to salivate your horror taste buds, a book series inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft written for children. Yes, for kiddies. Think of it as Goosebumps for a brand new generation.

In conjunction with the amazing and fabulous team over at Quirk Books, we are giving away the newest and third book in the series, Teacher’s Pest, complete with lenticular cover!!!

Hit the jump below to find out how to enter to win and see all pertinent rules. The contest begins on May 8th and ends on May 22nd.

Don’t be fooled by his friendly smile, his perfect manners, or his shiny red apple. Student council president Howard Mergler is actually a sinister bug-monster in disguise—and he’s summoning swarms of roaches, wasps, fleas, and head lice into the corridors of Lovecraft Middle School! Twelve-year-old Robert Arthur is the only student who can stop him–but he’ll need help from his best friends: the school bully, the school ghost, and an extremely courageous two-headed rat.

This third novel in the Lovecraft Middle School series begins right where Professor Gargoyle and The Slither Sisters ended—with more action, more adventure, and more outrageous monsters.

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Book Giveaway: “The Jane Austen Handbook” by Margaret Sullivan

Jane Austen Handbook Giveaway - Margaret SullivanOn January 28th Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice turns 200 year old. That’s right, Mr. Darcy is still sexy despite being as old as dirt. No judgement ladies and gentlemen.

To celebrate this momentous feat- in conjunction with the amazing marketing team at Quirk Books- we are giving away not one, not two, but THREE copies of The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England by Margaret C. Sullivan.

Hit the jump below to find out how to enter to win and see all pertinent rules. The contest begins on January 8th and ends on January 22nd.

Newly published with a revised cover, The Jane Austen Handbook offers step-by-step instructions for proper comportment in the early 19th century. Readers will discover:

• How to Indicate Interest in a Gentleman Without Seeming Forward
• How to Ensure a Good Yearly Income
• How to Ride Sidesaddle
• How to Behave at a Dinner Party

Full of practical directions for navigating the travails of Regency life, this charming illustrated book also serves as a companion for present-day readers, explaining the English class system, currency, dress, and the nuances of graceful living.

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