YA Bookclub special TROLLHUNTERS, ‘Horror Pack’ giveaway

TrollhuntersCoverThis post was created in partnership with Disney-Hyperion, who has provided “Horror Fan Starter Pack” samples and prizing.  All thoughts and opinions are those of Adventures in Scifi Publishing, and other mentioned giveaways are provided by us or the respective publisher.

One of my favorite things about taking over as Executive Producer of Adventures in Scifi Publishing has been getting pre-teens and young adults directly involved in genre by launching the YA Bookclub series with our Episode 300 interview with Tina Connolly about SERIOUSLY WICKED.

Today, on the heels of our recent interview with Middle Grade (MG) author Lou Anders, we’re offering another opportunity for younger readers to get introduced to genre fiction. Courtesy of Disney-Hyperion, we’re hosting a giveaway to coincide with the launch of their Young Adult title TROLLHUNTERS, the first YA novel offering from horror-film legend Guillermo del Toro and co-author Daniel Kraus. Illustrated by Sean Murray, the book hit shelves July 7.


One (1) AISFP winner will receive a Disney-Hyperion collection of Young Adult Horror Books including:

  • Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus
  • The Enemy by Charlie Higson
  • Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircaseby Jonathan Stroud
  • plus branded Trollhunters pins!

To enter, share this post via Facebook or Twitter with hashtag #TROLLHUNTERS. Share your post by Sunday, Aug. 9. Giveaway open to US addresses only. (But, we do have a different international giveaway going on now.)


Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion. Giveaway open to US addresses only.



“You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They’re patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you’ve paid so much attention to in mirrors? It’s delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. There are things out there, you see, that don’t cower in holes to be captured by us and cooked over our fires. These things have their own ways of trapping their kills, their own fires, their own appetites.”

Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino— one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named “Tubby” who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn’t know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

From the minds of horror geniuses Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus comes a new illustrated novel about the fears that move in unseen places.


“Guillermo del Toro’s name on the cover of a children’s book –  be sure the adventure is not for the timid hearted! He knows the young want stories that do not lie about the shadows under beds and bridges – and in human hearts. Trollhunters teaches us about both kinds. About true friendship, grim and slimy heroes, the strength of outsiders- and the courage it takes to face everyday life.” – Cornelia Funke, Bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy

“Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus have deftly forged a thrilling, nightmare-inducing monstrous world filled with terrifying trolls, lost boys and mysterious artifacts. The gruesome text, paired with ghoulish illustrations, makes for a fantastic adventure in an underground kingdom that’s just a dangerous as the trials and tribulations of middle school. I’m never looking under my bed again.” – Tony DiTerlizzi, Bestselling author and co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles


Guillermo del Toro is best known for his critically acclaimed feature films, such as Pan’s LabyrinthHelllboyThe Hobbit, and Pacific Rim, as well as his best-selling Strain Trilogy.

Daniel Kraus is the award-winning author of Scowler and Rotters, and is the director of six feature films. He lives with his wife in Chicago.

From Pan’s Labyrinth to Hellboy to his best-selling novel The Strain, del Toro has captured the imagination through his works. His co-author Daniel Kraus is another award-winning author and filmmaker with a penchant for horror stories. Kraus’ debut novel, The Monster Variations, was selected for New York Public Library’s “100 Best Stuff for Teens.” Fangoria called Rotters, his Bram Stoker-finalist and Odyssey Award-winning second novel, “a new horror classic.” Kraus’ 2013 title, Scowler, also won an Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults.


Sean Murray is an illustrator, concept artist, author and teacher known for his work on video games such as Dungeons & Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online, as well as the creator of The World of Gateway, which includes his fantasy guidebook Gateway: The Book of Wizards and the upcoming card game Gateway Uprising.


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The first of the giveaways is an international-only giveaway for a hard copy of Robert Brockway’s The Unnoticeables — to enter, international listeners should sign up for our AISFP Wormhole Newsletter — while the second giveaway we announced in Episode 305 with Karin and Patrick Weekes — share the episode or reply to us on Twitter or Facebook with a mention of the species and subspecies of our special guests in our two-part interview with the Weekes.

Because my July has been bananas, we’re extending both of these giveaways to Midnight PST Sunday, Aug. 2.

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