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The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan In Stores June 2!

June 1st, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

This book will finally be in stores tomorrow, June 2, so go out and check it out.  I really enjoyed it!  You can read my review hereThanks to Wiredset I have 2 copies to giveaway! See below on how to enter.


Book Description:

The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.

The Strain

They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come.

In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country.

In two months—the world.

A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing…

So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city—a city that includes his wife and son—before it is too late.

Take a sneak peak inside the The Strain.  Buy The Strain: Book One of The Strain Trilogy now.

About the authors:


Guillermo del Toro

Born and raised in Guadalajara , Mexico , Guillermo del Toro made his feature directorial debut in 1993 with the film Cronos, and has since gone on to direct Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I, Hellboy II, and Pan’s Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards. He will direct two films based on The Hobbit, to be produced by Peter Jackson.


Chuck Hogan

Chuck Hogan is the author of several acclaimed novels, including The Standoff and Prince of Thieves, which won the 2005 Hammett Award and was called one of the 10 best novels of the year by Stephen King. Prince of Thieves will soon be a major motion picture.


Like I mentioned about Wiredset is letting me giveaway 2 copies of The Strain!

The Rules:

1. Open to US residents only

2. All you need to do is post a comment here with your email address so I can contact you if you are a winner.

3. To receive an additional entry add me to your blogroll, subscribe in Google Reader or email, post about the giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. and leave the link in a comment.  You will get an additional entry for each place you post.

4. I will use a random number generator to choose the winners.  The books will be sent directly from Wiredset.

5. Giveaway is open until June 10.

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35 Responses

  1. Lisette

    I love Guillermo del Toro’s work!! I would love to try and win this. Thanks for the awesome contest! :)

    I already follow through blogger and google reader. :D

  2. Indigo

    If Hellboy and the Prince of Thieves are anything to go by The Strain has to be an awesome read. Please include me in this drawing. Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

    I also follow you via Google Reader. Thanks! Indigo

  3. Fantastic Book Review

    Please enter me I follow you on twitter.

  4. Melissa

    Please enter me in this contest! I follow this blog, AND on twitter! I have also posted this contest on my blog’s sidebar!



    twitter @lexley

  5. Michelle

    I’d like to enter my name into this giveaway. I’m already subscribed through Newsgator, just Twittered (@galleysmith) a link to the site and here I am posting interest! I think you have access to my email through the submission of this post but if you don’t DM me on Twitter and I’ll get it to you ;)

  6. Bridget3420

    I really want this book:)

  7. Bridget3420

    Contest listed on my sidebar

  8. Bridget3420


  9. Valorie

    I’d love a chance to win!

    I follow in Google Reader.




    [email protected]

  10. Cheryl S.

    Your review was great – I’d love to read this book.

    Please count me in – Thanks!


  11. Cheryl S.

    I follow in Google Reader


  12. Eva

    Please enter me! I follow in Blogger/Google.

  13. Belle

    I was just looking at The Strain! I have a US address you can send to if I win – if that’s okay, then I’d love to enter!

  14. Hilarie

    This book sounds amazing! I’d love to enter. I subscribe in google reader.

  15. Hilarie

    Forgot my email. You can reach me at knitbusy (at) gmail dot com

  16. Page

    Would love to enter for this one!

    [email protected]

  17. Dan

    Sounds like my kind of book. Enter me please. Thanks!


  18. Stephanie

    Would love to enter this one!

  19. Carlene

    Please include me in your giveaway.

    I subscribe in google reader.




  20. Alexa

    Enter me please! I’d love to win.

    I added your blog to my blog roll.

    I subscribe via email.


  21. Heather E

    Sounds like a great book! Please enter me in the giveaway.

  22. Sandie Kirkland

    The book sounds great; please enter me. I’m [email protected] and I’ve subscribed to this great blog!

  23. Kim S

    Hmmm… a killer virus that sounds timely. Would love a chance to win..

    I am a new follower…thanks

  24. Renee G

    Would love to read this. I love thrillers.

    [email protected]

  25. Theresa N

    This sounds like a book that’ll keep me up nights…reading. :)

  26. Heidi V.

    Sounds like a interesting read…

    Blogged about the giveaway @

  27. ShootingStarsMag

    I would LOVE to be entered. This sounds like a great book and I’ve been dying to check it out since I first heard about it.


    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  28. ShootingStarsMag

    I’m “following” you throug email. Just subscribed. :)


    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  29. Suzanne L.

    What a great giveaway! I would really like to read this- and winning it would be the icing on the cake! Please enter me in your giveaway!

    *I also tweeted about your giveaway!



    quzy (at) mac (dot) com

  30. Julie P.

    I’d love to win a copy!


    I also added you to my Google Reader!

  31. Amanda

    Thanks for the giveaway! I loved Pan’s Labyrinth and this looks good. Thanks! nycbookgirl AT gmail DOT com

  32. Evonne Jansen

    Would absolutely LOVE a book by del Toro.

  33. Julie

    Very curious about this one!

    jccarter25at yahoodotcom

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