Friday, July 10, 2015

Trollhunters: Top of the Food Chain Giveaway!


Today in celebration of the fact that it's finally Friday, I have a very exciting giveaway (prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion) to share with you guys! Guillermo Del Toro, horror filmmaker extraordinaire, just released a young adult novel (along with Daniel Kraus) so I hope all you horror lovers out there add Trollhunters to your lists!

Before we get to the giveaway though, I have a sneak peek at a few of the interior pages from illustrator Sean Murray:


The look of pure terror on that kid's face? Would absolutely be mimicked on mine if I ever ran into that beast under a bridge. *shudders*



TROLLHUNTERS
"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.

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THE CREATIVE TEAM


Guillermo del Toro is best known for his critically acclaimed feature films, such as Pan's Labyrinth, Helllboy, The 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.

***If by any chance you know someone attending San Diego Comic Con today, be sure and tell them to head to the Disney Worldwide booth (#1129) at 2:30 for a TROLLHUNTERS signing with Guillermo & Daniel!***



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GIVEAWAY

Thanks to generosity of the team at Disney-Hyperion, there is an epic prize pack up for grabs today. One lucky winner will receive a Top of the Food Chain Prize Pack, including:

  • Branded Trollhunters zip-up hoodie and pins
  • Candy bones
  • A copy of Trollhunters
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28 comments:

  1. The scariest creature would have to be from "The Fold" by Peter Clines. Well, it's not actually the scariest, but it has got to be the most gruesome.

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  2. AAAA. Those pictures are so creepy. This MG novel sounds so cool though. Its just. Those illustrations. UGH.

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  3. wow that's some wonderful illustrations there!

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  4. Oh my gosh, those pictures! Scary and yet so gorgeously done! I love them!
    Thanks so much for sharing these Jenny! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and a Happy Friday!

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  5. GAH! Such creepy and awesome illustrations!! Thank you for sharing Jenny!

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  6. OH MY GOSH, that artwork is GORGEOUS, Jenny! I want to read the book for those pictures alone!

    I have to add the book to my TBR now!

    THANK YOU for sharing this with us because otherwise I wouldn't have known about the book!

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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  7. Those are some gorgeous images, Jenny! I love those pictures you shared. I need to look into this one more!

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  8. I kinda love him :) Really loved The Strain (books), and I can't wait to see the series too.

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  9. I love the illustrations for this. Awesome. Hmm... scariest creature... I don't know orcs and trolls in Lord of the Rings gave me the creeps!

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  10. This looks like awesomesauce! Love the artwork. Oh and the scariest creature? Humans. Always humans.

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  11. The scariest creature...probably the twins in the Shining. They count as a creature to me!

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  12. I'm getting a print copy of this one to review in the coming week. I so can't wait. It looks absolutely brilliant!

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  13. Pennywise from Stephen King's "IT".

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  14. The demon in the exorcist. Still gives me the creeps.

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  15. Pennywise from King's It. Still gives me the willies.

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  16. WOOW THE ILLUSTRATIONS <3 I have never heard of this, but it looks so so interesting, I swear :D

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  17. I agree with everybody who says Pennywise from It is the scariest! It's one of the most creeping memories from my childhood because I watched the movie when I was 6!

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  18. THE ILLUSTRATIONS LOOK AMAZING. Seriously, the attention to details and everything. LOVE IT. <3 It sounds lovely.

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  19. Oh wow those illustrations are so impressive!

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  20. can't think of any, love the book cover too.

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  21. ALL of the vampires in Salem's Lot by Stephen King were incredibly creepy.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. The Predator is the scariest in film.

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  23. The Predator is the scariest in film.

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  24. Aren't the illustrations gorgeous?!? I read the book and spent more time admiring the artwork, I think.

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