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Halloween Week Giveaway: Jackaby by William Ritter

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, dear readers! In order to celebrate this spookiest of holidays, we are proud to offer a giveaway of historical supernatural YA mystery, Jackaby by William Ritter. (Full dislosure: Thea works for Workman Publishing, of which Algonquin Young Readers is a division.)


About the Book:


“Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion–and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.”

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job,Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police–with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane–deny.

Doctor Who meets Sherlock in a debut novel, the first in a series, brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.

Giveaway details:

We have two signed copies of Jackaby up for grabs, courtesy of the publisher! The giveaway is open to addresses in the US and Canada only, and will run until Sunday November 9 at 12:01pm EST. To enter, use the form below!

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  • Lexi
    October 31, 2014 at 12:44 am

    I really liked Forest of Hands and Teeth.

  • Liat
    October 31, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Ummm…I don’t think any of the horror novels I read is considered YA. Does The Girl With All the Gifts count? 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read Jackaby, the premise sounds awesome!

  • Suz_Glo
    October 31, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I thought the Rot & Ruin series by Jonathan Maberry was very good. And I think Jeff Hart’s “Eat, Brains, Love” is a clever and fun twist on the zombie story. I am getting ready to start book 2 “Undead with Benefits”.

  • Kelly G.
    October 31, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I’m not sure it counts as straight-up horror, but I really loved Warm Bodies and The New Hunger.

  • Chenise J.
    October 31, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Ilsa J. Bick’s Ashes trilogy is absolutely terrifying and bleak, and I love it oh so much.

  • Lan
    October 31, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Atm, it would be Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods.

  • Kirsten!
    October 31, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I really love The Hallowed Ones. (though the comments mentioned Through the Woods, which is a really close second)

  • Lory @ Emerald City Book Review
    October 31, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I don’t go for really horrific books, but my favorite Halloween book is Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones (currently featured on my blog as part of the “Witch Week” celebration).

  • Kaethe
    October 31, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    My most recent favorites are Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgewick, Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake and This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers.

  • Enrique
    October 31, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I’ll have to go with The Forest of Hands and Teeth, that one was a hell of a book.

  • Anonymous
    October 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Shirley Jackson. It’s YA for the fifties, right?

  • Kate K.F.
    October 31, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Remember Me by Christopher Pike, I read it when I was younger and it scared me so much. For a newer one, I’d say The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud, his Lockwood & Co. series is brilliant and creepy.

  • Vanessa C.
    October 31, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Favourite YA horror: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

  • Tina
    October 31, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I agree with a lot of the above comments, especially Fire and Hemlock, This is Not a Test, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown… it is too hard to pick a favorite, since they are all great reads

  • Barbara Elness
    November 1, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I really liked Ann Aguirre’s Enclave.

  • Natalia
    November 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    First to come to mind is Coldest girl in cold town.

  • Amanda Lee
    November 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I have to go with the Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey. Soooo good.

  • Natasha
    November 1, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    It might not be classified as a YA ‘horror’, but Libba Bray’s ‘The Diviners’ definitely gave me chills!

  • Vanessa Renee
    November 1, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray. Hands down.

  • whitewolfreads
    November 2, 2014 at 1:56 am

    If Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children counts as horror then that’s my pick!

  • Katharine O
    November 2, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Perhaps not so horrific, but Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book” was great fun to read.

  • Crystal
    November 2, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    For YA horror, I liked The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and Anna Dressed In Blood quite a lot.

  • Jacqui
    November 2, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Can’t wait to read this one!

  • Jacqui
    November 2, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Oops forgot: my favorite YA Horror was from way back in the the day – Remember Me by Christopher Pike

  • Kirsten
    November 3, 2014 at 10:09 am

    This book looks absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to read it!

  • Kirsten
    November 3, 2014 at 10:11 am

    This book looks amazing! I can’t wait to read it!

  • Kirsten
    November 3, 2014 at 10:13 am

    This book looks amazing! I can’t wait to read it! My favorite YA horror book is Libba Bray’s The Diviners because it’s funny and creepy at the same time!

  • Elisquared
    November 3, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga is my absolute favorite horror book (I know it’s kind of more of a thriller, but it’s still scary!). I also really love the whole Rot & Ruin series by Jonathan Maberry! THAT is a must read for zombie enthusiasts!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • hapax
    November 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of out-and-out horror, although I like dark fantasy and suspense. I adored the brand-new HEAP HOUSE, though it’s more “creepy” than “horrific”.

  • Claudia
    November 5, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Favorite YA horror: Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sabrina
    November 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I really loved Monster’s Proof by Richard Lewis – it focuses on an evil creature born from mathematics. I never thought to connect horror and math, but the book was a ton of fun.

  • Christina R.
    November 8, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Long Lankin! Very very creepy!!

    I’m doing a semester abroad but my normal address is in Canada – just in case rafflecopter shows my IP as non US/Canada 🙂

    thank you so very much 🙂

  • Erin P
    November 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I would have to say Anna Dressed in Blood so far, but I love horror novels so that may change soon enough 🙂

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