LET THE CONTEST BEGIN YA SHANKS!
(Open to anyone, anywhere who has a mailing address)
So I was planning to hold the contest until a few days after I read the book, and Mara says to me, "you are going to have plenty of time to read it while the contest is open for entry so duh, put up the contest now!" And, here it is. I'll tell you, I do not know what I would do in life without her. I am thankful for my lovely wife every single day. Ok, so enough of the mushy stuff and let's get to the gooood stuff.
Before we go over the rules for entry, I want to give you guys the synopsis/preview which is on the back of the ARC and I a pretty sure I have not seen this anywhere. COnsider it a little contest warming present from me to you:
THE MAZE WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING....
Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to.
In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety... until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.
Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the Earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated- and with it, order-and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim... and meal.
The Gladers are far from done running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Thomas can only wonder- does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?
WOWZERS!!! So, I am on page 80 of 360 and Dashner has followed through and absolutely NOT failed me. Seriously man, where did you come from?!?! Dashner, YOU DA MAN!
Ok, so you want to win yourself my treasured ARC of The Scorch Trials, do ya?? My objective is to make this both fun and easy. There will be a main entry requirement and then a few different ways you faithful Duders can earn some extra entries and increase you chances of winning. (10 total possible entries per person) I will use www.random.org at the contests conclusion to pick the winner. All I ask is that you guys follow my rules as many of my followers know I take very seriously and will hold you to them. It's not that I am being difficult, it's just that a contest is difficult to run in it's entirety and I am more than happy to do it so I just ask for a little cooperation. Now, with that out of the way, here are the rules and ways to enter:
FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT RULE OF ALL...
You must, 100% be an official follower of our site. This is extremely important and you will be disqualified if you are not a follower if you are picked. I will check and see if the winner is a follower before announcing it. If you don't know how to do this, on the right side bar of my site there is a "follow" button that says "with google friend connect" right underneath it. Just follow the instructions and you will be good to go.
For simply leaving a comment and your email address in the comments section. Remember you MUST be a follower. If you do not want to leave your email address, make sure you email me directly with the name you entered under AND your email address
If you write in your comment what you think is going down in "The Scorch Trials." It is just fun for everyone to see where you think Dashner's mind is, or perhaps where you would like it to be!
If you blog on your site/tweet/facebook, etc. about this contest AND put the link back to it in your entry.
**BONUS ENTRIES WORTH +1 EACH**
If you read through and comment on my last 2 book reviews, "Z" and "I Am Number Four" you can add +1 for each of those. ALSO, any reviews that go up between now and the contest end is worth +1 also for each one you read and comment on!
To celebrate the release of the paperback version of "The Maze Runner," the contest will end at exactly 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010.
I think the rules are pretty simple. I am really excited to give this away to one of you guys or gals. As always, if you have any questions regarding the contest you can feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and just because the "law" says I have to write this, this ARC was provided to me by Random House to review here on my blog site. (which I was VERY appreciative of!)
Thanks all and Good Luck!!