Prepare to Get Scared with Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters Book + Giveaway (US) #Trollhunters

Looking for a great new scary young adult book? Check out Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters! His new horror book for teens is full of thrills and chills!

When was the last time you read a good scary young adult book? I’m not talking about wanna-be scary romances with shiny vampires. I’m talking full-on “hide under the covers” creepy? If that sounds like something you’ve been missing in your life lately, get ready for Trollhunters, a new novel by  Guillermo del Toro. Toro is the mastermind behind mind-benders like Pan’s Labyrinth and cult classics like Hellboy. He’s also the director and writer of the upcoming horror flick, Crimson Peak. Bottom line, he knows scary! I received a complimentary copy to check out and so far I’m loving it!

Joining Toro is Daniel Krausa horror writer who specializes in scary books for teens. His debut novel was selected by the  New York Public Library’s  “100 Best Stuff for Teens” list. Both Toro and Kraus know how to spin a web of terror! Sean Murray, the illustrator, is 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.

Looking for a great new scary young adult book? Check out Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters! His new horror book for teens is full of thrills and chills!

Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro


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 just your average teen living in the ‘burbs of San Bernardino. He has an embarrassingly protective dad, sure, but your dad would be protective too if his brother vanished without a trace decades ago. Jim as a BFF named “Tubby” who shares Jimes hatred of gym class, and he is totally crushing on a girl who doesn’t even know he exists. Then one day, a 45-year-old mystery resurfaces and everything suddenly changes. The lives of everyone in the sleepy little town are threatened. Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and even a few un-human!) heroes to battle monsters he never knew existed.

Looking for a great new scary young adult book? Check out Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters! His new horror book for teens is full of thrills and chills!

Don’t worry, Trollhunters isn’t a romance novel hidden behind a smidge of horror. Instead, it does have a smidge of romance amidst all the frights. It’s gory at parts. It’s creepy. It goes bump in the night. You’ll make sure your feet are tucked securely in your bed before you turn out your lights (tell me I’m not the only one that does that!). Oh, and it’s illustrated with some uber-creepy graphics throughout the book!

Ready to read? Head over to Amazon to grab your copy! Learn more at Un-RequiredReading.comFollow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter & Tumblr to keep up with news.


Will you be at San Diego Comic-Con? Stop by the Disney Publishing Booth on Friday June 10th  between 2:30-3:30PM for a TROLLHUNTERS signing with co-authors Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus. Limited to 100! Head to Disney Publishing Worldwide Booth #1129.


Trollhunters Food Chain Prize Pack

Avoid becoming a monster’s next meal! One (1) winner will receive:

  • Branded Trollhunters zip-up hoodie and pins;
  • Candy bones;
  • and a copy of Trollhunters.

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion. Giveaway ends on July 30th. 

Giveaway ended: Congratulations to Jackie V!

43 thoughts on “Prepare to Get Scared with Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters Book + Giveaway (US) #Trollhunters

  1. I think my son would like the illustrations and how unique the book is.

  2. My Son would like it because the plot seems interesting and different.

  3. My daughter would love this book,she loves reading creepy,scary stories and since she loves drawing and art,she would definitely appreciate the creepy graphics and illustrations throughout the book.

  4. Ive been a fan since his early horror movie work and cant wait to read this….. so awesome.

  5. My son will like that it’s a bit creepy and scary with great illustrations

  6. We are a family that enjoys reading things of a scifi nature. I know my boys would love this!

  7. My nephew would love to read this book due to the creepy illustrations.

  8. I love Guillermo del Toro so I’m super excited to read this book along with my son who is just as much a fan of trolls and fantasy worlds as I am!

  9. My oldest is only 10, so I think he is a little young for this, but it sounds like something that would be up his alley when he’s a bit older.

  10. I haven’t read a good horror book in a long time and this one by Guillermo del Toro looks promising. I would love to get the chance to read Trollhunters. Nothing like a comfy couch, a filling snack and a good book!

  11. I’m such a wimp when it comes to scary, creepy books or movies. I have nightmares! But my son would love this book. I’ll be sure and tell him about it.

  12. I find this cool because I like scary stuff although I have not read a scary “hide under your covers” kind of book in a long while. I have a wild imagination and I sometimes have difficulty sleeping. Trollhunters seems promising to me.

  13. Ooh, it does sound creepy! My boys love the scare factor, but I’m too much of a wimp. The art looks great though, and I’ll bet my sons would just love the storyline!

  14. I’ve been trying really hard to find books for my son that he will actually enjoy reading and this sounds like it would be a really good fit! We’re going on vacation soon and I think I’ll have this for entertainment in the car when we do.

  15. I love reading books geared toward this age sometimes. This one sounds good and scary! Sometimes you just need a good scary book to read 🙂

  16. I’ve never seen or heard of these books before, I don’t have sons, and my daughter would not be into this at all…LOL…but the graphics look amazing. I’m sure many will enjoy it.

  17. The book sounds like it is really good. I love these kind of books and so does my almost teenager grandson. This would be a great book that we could share together.

  18. Oh wow, I love the illustrations! I have to admit I did laugh at the inclusion of candy bones in the prize pack too. 🙂 I’ve never heard of this book, or the artist either, but I am interested now.

  19. This sounds like a really fun read. I love a good horror story. I have not read one in awhile. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  20. This sounds like a great book! I’m not sure my oldest will enjoy it yet, but in a couple years she will love it!

  21. Guillermo del Toro always comes up with the coolest fantasy worlds. This sounds like an awesome book to start on!

  22. I love to read and this looks like it is going to be a great book! I am all about YA fiction lately…LOL!!

  23. This book sounds like it would be heaps of fun! What a great giveaway! I have heard a lot about this and will have the check it out for my nephews

  24. My oldest is over the moon with this book. He’s thinks its just awesome and can’t stop raving about it!

  25. I’m a big chicken. 😉 I do know my bff would love something like this for her teen son (and probably herself too, lol!). 🙂

  26. My son is into mythological books and he loves the Lord of the Rings too. I think he would be interested with this one as well.

  27. This book sounds pretty interesting! I have a cousin who is all into this kind of stuff. He would love this

  28. This sounds like it will be a great book for teens. I’ll have to pass this on to my friends with teens. Thanks for sharing!

  29. What a wicked cool giveaway. I would love to win! Sounds like a really great book

  30. I’m looking forward to reading this because of del Toro. He’s very creative and fun. The illustrations look amazing as well.

  31. Oh I love how the author encompasses so many different things…love that it has the small romance in it….and yet scary parts! Love the books that keep you up into the wee hours of the morning and not want to put down!

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