Creepy Friday/BEA Giveaway: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Hello everyone, from BEA! While the both of us are at the show and are pushing through the pain (literal pain – blistered feet, tired muscles, bicep and shoulder workouts thanks to all the books), today we are thrilled to share the love and run a giveaway of a truly awesome book: the paperback edition of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. We’re giving away a copy of the book, plus 3 delightfully creepy photos (in the true spirit of the book) with a BONUS – the paperback includes a heretofore unseen (and as of yet unnamed!) excerpt from the second book in the series!


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (PBK)

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of vintage photography.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrineโ€™s Home for Peculiar Children, a spine-tingling YA fantasy illustrated with haunting black-and-white photography.

The hardcover edition spent more than 52 consecutive weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller List. This beautifully designed paperback edition features an exclusive interview with author Ransom Riggs and a sneak preview of the upcoming Miss Peregrine novel.



RANSOM RIGGS is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Miss Peregrineโ€™s Home for Peculiar Children. He is also the author of Talking Pictures (Harper Collins, 2012) and The Sherlock Holmes Handbook (Quirk, 2008). He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and lives in Los Angeles.

Follow Ransom on his blog, twitter (@ransomriggs), and facebook.



Miss Peregrine photos

We are giving away one copy of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and THREE creepy photographs from Ransom Riggs’ collection to one lucky winner. The contest is open to US addresses only and will run until Saturday June 8 at 12:01am. To enter, use the form below!

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    May 31, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Gotta go with George Pal & The Time Machine!

  • Elizabeth Bevins
    May 31, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I loved Stephen King’s 11/22/63.

    Thanks for the chance to win this one!

  • Mary Anne
    May 31, 2013 at 8:53 am

    So since I’m on a Star Trek binge right now, Star Trek IV The Voyage Home. And Connie Willis’ The Doomsday Book has always stuck with me – don’t know so much that I loved it as that I couldn’t forget it.

  • Emma
    May 31, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Dr. Who with David Tennant!

  • michelle hinojosa
    May 31, 2013 at 9:11 am

    The Mirror
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  • Angie Jackson
    May 31, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I loved 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

  • Laura
    May 31, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I loved Connie Willis’s To Say Nothing of the Dog!

  • J.S. Daly
    May 31, 2013 at 9:41 am

    The follow-up to Miss Peregrineโ€™s Home for Peculiar Children will be titled Hollow City, out January 14, 2014.

  • Awake at Midnight
    May 31, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Oh– and my favorite travel novels: Joan Aiken’s Wolves of Willoughby Chase series takes Dido all over, including the high seas!

    -J.S. Daly

  • Stephanie
    May 31, 2013 at 10:02 am

    The Girl Who Flew Through Time! Amazing animated movie.

  • Ashley F.
    May 31, 2013 at 10:35 am

    So wish I was at BEA! This is a great giveaway – thanks for hosting!

  • Ashley F.
    May 31, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Sorry, forgot about my fav time travel novel. Definitely A Wrinkle in Time. All kinds of the right kind of bizarre.

  • Ashley @ The Bibliophile's Corner
    May 31, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Doctor Who! Hands down one of the most brilliant shows ever created.

  • Lan
    May 31, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Back to the Future, definitely!

  • Lisa B.
    May 31, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Love, love, love Connie Willis’ Oxford time travel books! Thanks for the giveaway! This book has been on my TBR list forever!

  • jenmitch
    May 31, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Favorite time travel TV is definitely Dr. Who — I love all the new doctors! And maybe one day I’ll get around to watching some of the originals….

    I really loved the Connie Willis books I’ve read, including the Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog. I agree with Mary Ann — there was something unforgettable and haunting about Doomsday Book.

    Oh yeah and I’m a huge fan of the terminator movies. What can I say, I love me some governator! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Justine
    May 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Star Trek, esp. the J.J. Abrams reboot(s).

  • Ellie
    May 31, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Star Trek (the J.J. Abrams reboot)

  • Rachel Gledhill
    May 31, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I’m just about to start reading Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, and I’ve heard it’s amazing. I’m a sucker for time travel anyway so I think I’d love it even if it wasn’t that good. I enjoyed To Say Nothing Of The Dog so much that it ruined all other books for almost 2 months in comparison.

  • Raina
    May 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Doctor Who, definitely.

  • Serena
    May 31, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    The Time Traveler’s Wife, for sure.

  • Liene
    May 31, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    A Wrinkle in Time

  • Texas Book Lover
    May 31, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    The only one that is coming to mind is The Time Travelers Wife…which I really liked.

  • EricNixon
    May 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Either 11/22/63 by Stephen King or Idiocracy.

  • Katharine Ott
    May 31, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Well, I was going to say The Doomsday Book by Willis also, but since there are so many of those already, I’ll go with Timeline by Michael Crichton.

  • Victoria Zumbrum
    May 31, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I loved the Time Traveler’s Wife.

  • Melinda Harrison
    May 31, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    The Two Worlds of Jenny Logan (film) based on David L Williams’s novel Second Sight. Love this story.

  • Lexi
    May 31, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Doctor Who, Connie Willis and Many Waters to name a few for me.

  • Alison C
    May 31, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    The Time Traveler’s Wife – the book

  • Vanessa
    May 31, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    The very old Christopher Reeve movie Somewhere in Time. Ahhh the romance.

  • Kate & Zena
    May 31, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Back to the Future!

  • erinf1
    May 31, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    The Time Traveler’s Wife. I had to read it 3x back to back to fully get the story. Read it before it got popular and I haven’t seen the movie.

  • Allison
    June 1, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I’m torn between 11/22/63, The Talisman, and The Dark Tower series. Both great, great books<3

  • Sybylla
    June 1, 2013 at 2:32 am

    A Swiftly Tilting Planet or Star Trek (The Original Series), the episode with Joan Collins as Edith Keeler (I can’t remember the episode title).

  • Emily
    June 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Harry Potter!

  • Devon
    June 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    It’s gotta be the classic Star Trek episode The City on the Edge of Forever.

  • sarac
    June 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    To Say Nothing of the Dog, by Connie Willis. Hands down, my fave time travel novel

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  • Genevieve
    June 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    The time riders

  • Keeley
    June 2, 2013 at 12:32 am

    My all time favorite is by Connie Willis the Doomsday Book.

  • Stephanie Kimball
    June 2, 2013 at 6:10 am

    The Ruby Red series is amazing!

  • Stephanie Kimball
    June 2, 2013 at 6:13 am

    The Ruby Red series rocks

  • alcee clayborne
    June 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    star trek love picard

  • Marjorie
    June 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    An Acceptable Time. Poly O’Keefe FTW!

  • alicejane011
    June 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Doctor Who!

  • Anna
    June 2, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I was always a Magic Tree House fan as a kid!

  • Anna
    June 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I wa always a Magic Tree House fan as a kid!

  • Kristin
    June 2, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones

  • Tricia C.
    June 2, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Back to the Future was an eye-opener for me.

  • Sarah
    June 3, 2013 at 4:08 am

    I think there are basically two types of time travel story – those like The Time Traveller’s Wife and Back to the Future (particularly the second movie) which are essentially about time travel and exploit all the possibilities of changing the past, meeting yourself and the ensuing paradoxes; and those like Doomsday Book which use time travel as an excuse to have a person from our time living in another era (see also ‘sleeping beauty’ stories where the protagonist is kept in suspended animation and wakes in another era). I love both!

    I think Doomsday Book is irritatingly flawed in some ways (the future scenes, anyone?) and yet it remains possibly the most powerful, sad story I have EVER read. One of the few books everyone should read before they die.

    Oh, and I’ve just read and really enjoyed Dream of Time by Nancy Price, which actually does a good job of combining both types of time travel story!

  • Iz
    June 3, 2013 at 11:59 am

    A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle will always have a place in my heart <3

  • abdullah
    June 3, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    The accidental time machine by Joe Haldeman!

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    June 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I love Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game or A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

  • Kelley B
    June 3, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Son of the Morning by Linda Howard for a book. Lost for a TV show.

  • Darith3Duh
    June 4, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Time Traveler’s Wife.

  • Aya
    June 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Doctor who! <3

  • autumn
    June 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    The Time Travelers By Linda Buckley-Archer!<3

  • Sarah
    June 5, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I have to say Doctor Who. It’s a new adventure every episode!

  • Chetana
    June 6, 2013 at 1:49 am

    My favorite time travel movie would be Back to the future.

  • Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader
    June 6, 2013 at 3:42 am

    At the risk of sounding completely dorky, my favorite time travel movie is Back To The Future. Something about that movie always makes me smile.

  • Stephanie
    June 7, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Now it is Doctor Who, but for most of my life it was probably Quantum Leap.

  • Christine @ Oh, Chrys!
    June 7, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I will stick with my favorite 80s classic – Back to the Future. For the funnies..

  • Kathy
    June 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Time Traveller’s Wife!

  • Rose
    June 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Back to the Future!

  • Louise Watson-Carver
    June 7, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    “Three Hearts and Three Lions” by Poul Anderson

  • Abby
    June 7, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I don’t know if it counts as “time travel” but I love movies where the character has to redo the day, like Groundhog Day, or Run Lola Run. And there is a little bit of time travel in the Meg Ryan movie “Kate & Leopold” and oooh! “Lost in Austen” is a great BBC show.

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