NYCC Giveaway: Hollow City & Miss Peregrine by Ransom Riggs

Hello everyone, from New York Comic Con! This weekend, your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers are at the Javits Center, enjoying the panels, exhibitors, and assorted sundries. While we’re out, we are thrilled to run a giveaway of the paperback edition of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, plus Hollow City posters, courtesy of Quirk books!


Hollow City
(Book 2 – synopsis from

Hollow City

September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them—but she’s trapped in the body of a bird.

The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom.

Hollow City draws readers into a richly imagined world of telepathy and time loops, of sideshows and shapeshifters—a world populated with adult “peculiars,” murderous wights, and an entire menagerie of uncanny animals. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-akind reading experience.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
(Book 1)

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 Peregrine’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 Peregrine’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.



Hollow City poster

We are giving away three copies of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (book 1) as well as three copies of these gorgeously creepy posters for book 2, Hollow City. The contest is open to US addresses only and will run until Sunday October 21 at 12:01am. To enter, use the form below!

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  • Josephine Cheung
    October 12, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Poison by Chris Wooding.

  • karina c
    October 12, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Why, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, of course!

  • Malvika Jaswal
    October 12, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Okay, this is not fair!!! what about the ones who aren’t in the US???

  • Ammy Belle
    October 12, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Hm I think Miss Peregrine is up there in terms of my favourite YA spooky read – esp. the lead up to Jacob going to England. Marvelous!

  • Tanya Patrice
    October 12, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I liked Miss Peregrine too. I also liked The Diviners by Bray – pretty awesome spooky read.

  • Kirsten!
    October 12, 2013 at 8:48 am

    mmm, gonna go with The Hallowed Ones for my favorite. Perfect blend of Amish and apocalyptic~

  • Tyron Monk
    October 12, 2013 at 9:28 am

    My favorite spooky YA read is “The Monstrumologist” by Rick Yancey.

  • Lexi
    October 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I do not really read spooky but these look interesting so I might try outside my usual habits.

  • Amalia
    October 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Definitely it has to be the first book in this series. I was blown away by the amazing world building.

  • Lan
    October 12, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Mary Downing Hahn’s Wait Till Helen Comes, Halloween read since I was a kid.

  • Darith
    October 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    The Diviners and Peregrine 😀

  • Kelley
    October 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Another Little Piece–just read it and really liked it

  • Hannah
    October 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Acceleration by Graham McNamee!

  • Dana
    October 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    My favorite spooky YA read is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. ^_^

  • Anita Yancey
    October 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    There has been quite a few, but I would say Poison. I would love to read this book. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  • maggie.
    October 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I haven’t read much spooky YA, I’ll admit I’m a wuss. Out of what I’ve read I liked The Coldest Girl in Coldtown best.

  • Aden
    October 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Good question, maybe The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman? I’m not sure which creepy books I’ve read are YA though.

  • Jessica Noreault
    October 13, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Hmm…I don’t read a lot of “spooky” books, but as far as dark books go, I just finished Kit Grindstaff’s a Flame in the Mist, and once upon a time I read Laurie Stolarz Blue is for Nightmare’s series, and that was also really good.

  • Maureen
    October 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

  • DebraG
    October 13, 2013 at 7:42 am

    I have not read too many so I will say Miss Peregrine’s

  • Greg
    October 13, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Howls moving castle

  • LisaC
    October 13, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I haven’t read any spooky YA, but Amanda Stevens has a very spooky adult series. The Jason Strange books are pretty creepy for young readers.

  • Evie
    October 13, 2013 at 11:28 am

    There’s something about Scott Westerfeld and it’s discussion of creepy crawly things that I find so spooky.

  • Marisa H
    October 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    After Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. Rick Yancey’s Monstrumologist series is awesomely creepy.

  • Anonymous
    October 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I loved Holly Black’s Doll Bones.

  • Meghan M.
    October 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    This is a tough one – I’ve had some great creepy recent reads – Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, which was fabulous and old-school vampire cool. I also had to go check out We Have Always Lived in the Castle, after reading the great review here praising it highly. It was absolutely awesome and spooky and I loved it. I also don’t know if A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness, really counts as horror (??) but I absolutely love it and I really shouldn’t read it before bed anymore because it both makes me cry and gets me very spooked. 🙂

  • Kristen H.
    October 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I love the Grimm stories by Adam Gidwitz. 🙂

  • Anonymous
    October 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    i love anna dressed in blood!!!

  • charlee alsup
    October 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    i love anna dressed in blood!!!

  • Ke-shaunta Francis
    October 14, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Anything by R.L. Stine. Also I loved Patient Zero by Johnathan Maberry & The Anna Dressed In Blood Series by Kendare Blake.

  • Gwen
    October 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I love these books so much i can’t stand it

  • Gwen
    October 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Ransom Riggs can get pretty creepy in my opinion but Sthephen is the King of horror

  • Justine
    October 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Does Edgar Allan Poe count as YA? Because his works will always be the spookiest to me.

  • myra c
    October 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I don’t read many spook YA books but one I remember reading is 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

  • Becky C.
    October 15, 2013 at 10:55 am

    A Monster Calls

  • stef
    October 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Miss Peregrine’s ranks pretty high– I couldn’t read it with the lights out, haha. My favourite spooky read is the ‘Blue is for Nightmares’ series by Laurie Faria Stolarz.

  • Susan C.
    October 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Ooh, I’m in love with The Lynburn Legacy books (Unspoken and Untold). I also really enjoyed Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

  • Mia
    October 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I’m not sure if I have a favorite, but a few good ones were The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly, The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff, and Dollhouse by Anya Allyn. And, of course, Miss Peregrine.

    @Lan, I LOVE Wait Till Helen Comes. One of my favorite ghost stories growing up.

  • Hailee
    October 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Miss Peregrine’s is definitely one of my favorite YAs! It’s been a while since I’ve read other spooky YA stories, but I loved What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz for adults.

  • Emma
    October 15, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I think the spookiest YA I’ve read is The Diviners or Coldest Girl in Coldtown.

  • Ray Pratt
    October 16, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes

  • Hannah
    October 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I haven’t read any yet sadly! But so many i want to get my hands on!!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!<3

  • Lena Marsteller
    October 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I love reading Nancy Drew, and Kim Harrington books:D

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