Wednesday, August 11, 2010

THE GIVEAWAY OF ALL GIVEAWAYS... A CONTEST FOR AN ARC OF " THE SCORCH TRIALS " BY JAMES DASHNER!!! CONTEST ENDS 11:59 p.m. EST ON 8/24/10!!






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?

THE END


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.

+2

 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

+3

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!
  
+5

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 tlgbrs@gmail.com 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!!

DAVE

92 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! I'm supper excited for this book!
    +2 WilowRaven[at]yahoo[dot]com
    +3 I think the Gladers are being manipulated in ways that might not make themselves clear until the series is over.
    +5 Tweet - https://twitter.com/WilowRedHouse/status/20939012118

    Thanks guys!

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  2. I am a bit curious about this one. I did like The Maze Runner after I got almost half way through it so I am sort of excited and not sure at the same time..LOL

    I am a follower

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Stormi
    booklady2007[at]gmail[dot]com +2

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  3. Followed :)

    +2 cass_184@yahoo.com

    +3 Hmm lets see in The Scorch Trials I think maybe something will happen to Terese like on the way to the safe haven someone from WICKED will take her, tom know shes still alive so he has to make it to the haven for safety and what motivates him the most, Teresa.

    +5 https://twitter.com/cass184/status/20941337032

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  4. Eek! This is exciting :)

    +2 kayla3194 at gmail dot com

    +3 Umm. I'm thinking there's some major conspiracy action going on, and we're going to find out more about that.

    Thanks for the contest!

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  5. I am so pumped. :)

    +2 Email's at kristina.vallieres@gmail.com

    +3 I think there's gonna be a lot more based on the WIKED and the Cranks (duh), but better yet, more on who they really are and how they came to be and what their separate plans for the Gladers are. I'm excited for the brutality that this world is going to rein on them all and to see how they make their way through it like they did with the Maze. :)

    +5 Blog and tweet about it: http://kristinabomb.tumblr.com/post/940328664
    http://twitter.com/kristinaBOMB/status/20944435800

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  6. Wow, what an exciting giveaway, Thanks for hosting.

    +3 I, too, think there's some big conspiracy action going on. It will be interesting to find out what exactly happens in the Scorch Trials.

    Alessandra
    outofblue1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. This book cannot come out fast enough! I really hope I win!

    +2 Remysmomme@yahoo.com

    +3 There is definitely a conspiracy because of the letter at the end of Maze and I cant wait to see what that's about. I also think they will use Teresa to get Thomas across the Scorch, but I also think that maybe Teresa is still a bad guy. I think there will be more monsters for them to fight against and I think maybe they will try to use the elements, like a tornado or earthquake, if they are that powerful, to really test them. I also think that Thomas is going to figure out the conspiracy and play them at their own game.

    +5 My tweet!
    http://twitter.com/remysmomme/status/20952647962

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  8. +2 I am a follower . Thank you for making this international.
    mishamary@gmail.com
    +3 Considering the end of the last book, I agree with others that there's going to be some big conspiracy to solve.
    + 5 http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=630067989

    misha

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  9. Okay, I think I got the "follow" thing worked out.

    email address: ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

    What's going on: Not terribly sure. But some sort of trail/weed our process in an effort to find the kid(s) who wil be able to lead/solve problems/fix the world/save the world/something like that. I'm thinking something like the Enders Game, but probably without aliens.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. Woot! Sooooooo excited about the scorch trials!

    e-mail: ako4eggs@comcast.net

    Whats going to happen: I think they will have to go through a series of different trials.

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  11. I won the ARC of the Maze Runner so it is my destiny to win this one...I hope.
    +1 just followed
    +2 email: girlw1eye at gmail dot com
    +3 my thoughts of where Dashner is going? At first I thought it was a game, like televised reality show but now with the final book titled the Death Cure? I think they are being trained for to save mankind period like they are the last humans left and the WICKED are cyborgs ...eh, maybe?
    +5 blogged/twitted about it
    http://asquirrelamongstlions.blogspot.com/2010/08/scorch-trials-arc-contest.html

    Thanks for sharing the love when you are done with the ARC. Win or lose I can't wait to read your review. Love Dashner's brain, he's so twisted.

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  12. I am a follower.

    I think they are all being preened for the Bachelor or Bachelorette series. You gotta have some kind of weird childhood in order to participate in that show.

    ntaylor228 at yahoo dot com

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  13. Not signing up to win, but YAY for Scorch Trials! Are you giddy with excitement to read that ARC or what?

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  14. +1 Follower

    +2 email address: addicted2novels(at)gmail(dot)com

    +3 I think it'll be a bit different b/c the Gladers will realize it's another trial. They'll already know the "why" as oppose to in The Maze Runner where they spent most of the time wondering why they're there. Tommy will be the leader. HE BETTER BE THE LEADER! I hope there's more romance between Tommy and Teresa. AND MORE NEWT! And someone I love from this book will die. James Dashner can be so cruel sometimes... :P

    +5 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Lena1xoxo/status/20988175221

    Thanks for the ridiculously awesome giveaway. I read The Maze Runner a year ago and have been DYING to read The Scorch Trials. AHHH! Want so bad!

    *crosses fingers and hopes*

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  15. Great contest! I'm a follower.

    +2 ekta.p7 [at] gmail [dot] com
    +3 For some reason, I have a feeling that it's all like some kind of Big Brother thing. But, it's hard to be sure because we don't have many details.
    +5 Goodreads:
    http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/385978-the-scorch-trials

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I can't wait to read The Scorch Trials!

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  16. Wow this is huge especially because I didn't win James own ARC giveaway :(. But now I get another chance (yay). (Is there any point in saying I'm a follower sine you're just gonna check anyways?)
    My email is sabrinabertsch'at'hotmail'dot'com
    And I have no clue what will happen in the Scorch Trials it could be anything there are just too manu directions this could take. And thank you so much for opening this contest internationally.

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  17. Love this series and always interested in finding a good blog to follow.

    Pamt. reviews at gmail.com

    And I think their heading for another big betrayal set-up.

    so that's +1 +2 and I'm off to +5 at Twitter and FB

    Thanks!

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  18. I can't even imagine where Dasher will take us this time. I think it will be another wild and crazy, up-all-night kinda ride!!!

    cat2276@aol.com

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  19. Hey all! Only made it through half the book last night, but never fear the other half will be completed before the evening is over! And yes Laura, I was and still am giddy about it. Dashner didn't disappoint (at least not yet) and the review will be up soon.

    ALSO- cat2276@aol.com you are approved. I am not sure what's going on either but I know you tried and are trying to get signed up. I see that and thanks for the email.

    Dave

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  20. I'm a follower.


    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

    I'm thinking there will some twist with Teresa--that we'll suspect she's bad, but she'll end up good in the end

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  21. I devoured the Maze Runner, and I am so excited for this book!
    I am a follower.
    meganrr94@aim.com

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  22. You know me. I was one of the first followers here. ^_^ I think you have my email, but here it is, just in case: bettinaklevy@gmail.com
    ~~~ 2 points

    I'm very excited to learn what happens to Thomas, Teresa and everyone after the first story ends! It's been a long time since I finished MAZE, but I'm sure in the next book we will learn more about the purposes of W.I.C.K.E.D. and why the boys were put in the maze in the first place.

    What if that horrible, wasteland Earth doesn't really exist? Maybe it's just another part of someone's cruel test? From the sound of that synopsis on the back, James has made this book even more uber-epic than the one before it! No matter what happens, I'm sure I will love the ride! ^_^
    ~~~ 3 points

    I'll put this on Facebook! Promise! Maybe I'll blog about it too... does that mean I'd get double the points?
    ~~~ 5/10(?) points

    As you can see, I really want to win a SCORCH ARC! I was sad that I couldn't win one directly from James, though he did pick good people who deserved it, I guess. ~,~ It's very generous of you to be giving your own prized ARC away. I hope it goes to the right person. ^_~

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  23. I'm so excited to read The Scorch Trials!! Thanks for the contest :D

    +2 I'm a follower and my email is wickedawesomebooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

    +3 I'm not exactly sure what is going to happen in The Scorch Trials. I thought I knew what was happening in The Maze Runner, but the last 150 pages or so just completely threw me for a loop. I do think we'll get to learn a little more about WICKED and how messed up the world is now with the flares and everything. I have a feeling that Thomas is going to take on the role as leader again and have to help all the Gladers get out of the 'supposedly' safe place that we left them in in the first book.

    +5 I tweeted the contest and posted it on my sidebar:
    http://ahauntofancientpeace.blogspot.com/
    http://twitter.com/Nikkayme/status/21010703428

    Thanks!
    Nikki

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  24. Awesome! I'm really looking forward to reading The Scorch Trials!

    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

    I'm a GFC follower: Kaya b

    +2

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  25. An ARC of Scorch Trials--how exciting!! Okay, here's my entry. :)

    +2: Marie Lu, email at marie.x.lu -at- gmail.com

    +3: Maybe WICKED is making them cross the Scorch so that they can deliver some sort of special "device" or weapon (i.e. a person, maybe a special *girl*) to the supposedly safe haven at the end of the journey? And if so, then Thomas will be the one who discovers this early on and then games the Trials and throws WICKED for a loop. I'm sure we'll also find out more about WICKED, and maybe there's even a twist where one of the boys is a spy for WICKED and belongs to the org.

    +5: Tweeted! https://twitter.com/Marie_Lu

    Thanks so much!

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  26. +1 Follower

    +2 tomi.colleen@yahoo.com

    +3 I'm hoping that Dashner familiarizes us more with Teresa and strengthen the bond between her and the other characters, namely Thomas. If he pulls off any sort of romance seamlessly I will be thoroughly impressed. I'm hoping that the Scorch Trials is distinctly different from the Maze Runner, thematically. I hope that it changes direction instead of being more of the same. As far as hypothesizing goes, I think that perhaps the scorch trials will move past the motive of simply culling the weaker individuals and actually have more of a motive behind it. I think that the level of evilness of WICKED will be highly ambiguous throughout. Anyways, my expectations are rather high, OF COURSE!!! :)

    +5 BLOGGED
    http://starlightstormcloud.blogspot.com/2010/08/dashner-scorch-trials-arc-contest.html

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  27. This is exciting! I should be a follower...it should say Chelsea Hansen using twitter I think.

    +2 My email is chelsea_hansen[at]live[dot]com

    +3 Hmmm. There is so many directions that the book could go in! I remember the letter at the end of The Maze Runner saying something about a Group B, and my best guess for that is that Group B is all girls, and really, that is all I have. But it is fun to read what everyone else thinks. I actually never thought of Theresa being evil, but now that a few people have mentioned it...


    Thanks for the opportunity! I look forward to reading your review!

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  28. Thanks for the contest! I'm thinking the link between Thomas and Teresa will become more complicated. I suspect she's holding something back. Maybe not. I think Wicked is going to try and wedge them apart. Can't wait to read the Scorch Trials! theprairielibrary (at) gmail (dot) com and here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/Chellebcool/status/21029217471

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  29. 2 - I'm a follower

    3 - I'm so excited about this book, it just can't come quick enough. Obviously, it's a trilogy, so we have another one after the Scorch Trials. I have no idea which direction he will go, but I'm wondering if it has anything to do with Tom and Teresa's "gift" and Group B - which could be a group left in the "Flare" or the group of kids still in the maze... not sure. Just know I can't wait to read it :)

    5 I posted about your contest on my blog here: http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/2010/08/win-scorch-trials-by-james-dashner.html

    wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  30. +2 now a follower! (And excited about it!)

    +3 This book OF COURSE has to be a total scam, which I am also excited about. I can't wait to see the twist at the end where James blows our minds away again with another change. As a writer this inspires me to no end.


    +5 http://kathrynpackerroberts.blogspot.com/ Check out my sidebar. I put this contest in my contest section.

    kathrynroberts (at) hotmail.com

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  31. I think the scorch trials are maybe about witchs? i have no clue. I would love to win so i can find out. +2 +3-5
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com
    http://readforyourfuture.blogspot.com/

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  32. +2 A follower! Benz1966 at gmail dot com
    +3 I was also thinking it was some kind of reality tv show.. but I'm not sure now. I'm really interested to see where he's going to go in this one and if everything does turn out to be a "saving the world" type of thing.

    +5 I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/lrpresley/status/21033109223

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  33. Thanks Nikki for checking out the reviews under the contest. I really appreciate it and am happy that you enjoyed them. I'm glad we are doing this and I plan to be as active as I used to going forward again. Glad to have you along!

    Dave
    TLGBRS

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  34. I have joined as a Follower

    +2 buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

    +3 I would imagine that Thomas finds out what the answer is just as they are about to finish the trial.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T

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  35. Yes, loyal follower!

    +2 - Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

    +5 - Twt: http://twitter.com/senaslc/status/21048783895

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  36. I am a Google Friend Connect follower. My son has an interest in this book so I'm entering in hopes of winning this for him. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  37. I am a follower!!

    +2 I am so excited about the sequel! Thanks so much for generously having a giveaway with YOUR ARC!
    quzy(at)mac.com

    +3 I bet that the end of their "journey" isn't going to really be the ending, AGAIN! I bet there is something along the way that the "scientists" don't know how to handle and want to see if THEY can get through it first!

    +5 I posted this giveaway on my sidebar! Go to www.chickwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  38. I'm a follower, and I want to thank you for hosting this giveaway!

    tami@ thebestbunch.com

    +2

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  39. Great Give away and thanks for making it international. I am a Follower

    Thanks

    andy341139@hotmail.com

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  40. Great giveaway. This book sounds really good.
    I'm a follower.

    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  41. Wow, this series sounds great! I don't know how I've missed it so far!
    +2 beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Kimberly B.

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  42. Oooooh, I've been wanting this book soooooo badly ! Thank you a ton for giving it away :)

    I am a follower (lostinbelieving).

    +2 Email:
    lostinbelieving@yahoo.com

    +3 I think that the Scorch Trials are going to be about Thomas and everyone else attempting to live in the horrible world that they have entered. And I think that there will be a cure or a 'safe place' to be where the disease isn't spreading to. And to get there/it, they have to go through a bunch of different obstacles to get there.

    +5 Tweet
    http://twitter.com/DreamBelieve3/status/21067158595

    Thank you soooo much !

    ~Alison

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  43. a/o- 8/13 added bonus entries. +1 for each review you read and comment on starting with my last 2 reviews, "Z" and "I Am Number Four" and any review I post going forward from now until the contest end as well. NO credit will be given for reviews before the 2 mentioned above. Thanks and Good Luck to you all!

    Dave
    TLGBRS

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  44. I'm a follwer under greyson

    +2 ssenrah@gmail.com (primay email; secondary is dragonking@digis.net

    +3 I think the Scorch Trials will be about Thomas crossing a giant scorch mark and fighting dehydration, hunger, etc. in an effort to get to a safe haven that is working on a cure for the people harmed by the sun flares.

    +5 Facebooked under Greyson Harness at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001210119844

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  45. I'd love to win this.

    +2 I'm a follower. (yabliss AT gmail DOT com)
    +3 I'm hoping this one has a little more romance but just as much action and suspense. They obv have to escape and remedy the whole conspiracy too.
    +5 I linked to my sidebar: www.yabliss.com

    Thanks! :)

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  46. +2 Follower (xollinzolox@aim.com)
    +3 I think there are going to be epic fights between good and evil, with Thomas and company barely surviving, because there is still a 3rd book.

    I would love to win this book!

    Lindsey
    xollinzolox@aim.com

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  47. I'm a follower :] +2

    seth.marsden@gmail.com +3

    I think that someone important will die (like in the end of Maze Runner) and there will be plenty of meeting with WICKED.

    I reviewed/read both reviews, so that's +2 more, right? So All in all I think I'm +7 . . . right?

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  48. I added myself as a follower. (lassleyh@gmail.com)

    Hmmmm...what do I think is happening? I think that they are all hooked up Matrix style, and they are in a computer program. WICKED is the program that they are using.

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  49. I am a follower and email subscriber. I really would love to read this book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  50. I am a follower and am subscribed via email to receive updates. I love all of James Dashner's books and would love to win this one.
    +2 happyprincess.is@gmail.com
    +3 It's been a while since I read the "Maze Runner" and while I don't remember everything I think that in the "Scorch Trials" the Gladers will find out more about what's going on in the reall world and what/who's behind the maze
    +5 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/kristi.alldredge
    BTW, you skipped 4 :D jk

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  51. I am a new follower!

    Please enter me! I haven't read this or the Maze Runner!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  52. I picked up MAZE in January, put it down 6 hours later, and decided that I NEEDED the sequel as soon as possible!

    elmowillruletheworld(at)gmail(dot)com

    I think that Dashner is trying to get the two groups, A and B, (which I think are Male and Female) to race to the safe zone, and the world outside of the maze is as fake as the maze itself.

    And here's the twitter thing. Right at the top, nice and pretty.

    https://twitter.com/IareCRACKER

    And by the way, I totally promise to be an awesome person forever and ever if I win this.

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  53. Thanks for the contest! I'm a follower

    +2 hanjie.1992 (AT) live.com.my

    +3 Like what nearly everyone else is saying, there's probably going to be a conspiracy. I'm also predicting some kind of plot twist where WICKED is concerned (like maybe they'll turn out to be the good guys).

    +5 Tweet (http://twitter.com/Chase_1992/status/21139955120)

    Thanks again!

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  54. Ah, I noticed your new rule. Just wanted to let you know that I was the first one to comment both of those blog posts that got you back into action. 2 points for me. ^_^

    Can't wait to hear more reviews, so I can comment them. (I especially can't wait for your review of SCORCH!)

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  55. I'm a follower.

    I hate to admit it but I have not read The Maze Runner but I really want to! This sounds like a great series.

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/CarolAnnM/status/21144438908

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  56. I am a gfc follower. It looks like a really good book.+2
    I think it will end up being, that they are being tested to see if they would be good enough to start another race on a different world. If they can get through this alive, it will prove they are intelligent and physically the best of the humans. Then they will be taken to another place that is the start again of the human race, sort of like an adam and eve.+3
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  57. I'm a follower.

    +2 This book sounds so great, I can't wait to read it! I hope I'm lucky enough to win! :)

    +5 Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/21148704266

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  58. David Mudry- Dashner's contest was about good deeds. I want to see how you will DESTROY the world! Nah just kidding. couldn't resist. I have another20 or so pages of Scorch left and review will be up tonight hopefully. Let's just say I wouldn't want to be hanging around in the Scorch but I definitely need to get me a flat-trans of my own!

    Dave
    TLGBRS

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  59. Aliah, aeberting@gmail.com

    I think Minho is going to die. I don't know why, I just have a hunch.

    5. I know I'm supposed to post about this to enter, but my parent's don't let a blog or facebook or twitter. So I hope this will count. I buzzed about this contest, however I cannot include the URL because google's privacy policy won't let me copyand paste a URL that would give acces to other people's profiles. Sigh. . . I'm technologically inept.

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  60. I just commented on your last two reveiws. They were really good! I'm new to your site and I must confess that at first I only became a follower of yours for the contest. However, now that I've read and comented on your last two reveiws(hint hint) I'm going to visit this sight every day! When you review book will you also rate them like movies, you know, G, PG, PG-13,and R?

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  61. +2 I am a follower!

    Raelena
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  62. I am a follower and huge fan of Maze Runner. I had the opportunity to read the teaser of The Scorch Trials (first few chapters) and it was not enough. Can't wait to read the rest!

    APSkap (at) comcast (dot) net

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  63. I'm Jackson Porter. readjacksonporter@gmail.com

    I'm not going to speak of what happens in Scorch, Dashner read me chapter 1 and 50.

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  64. SCORCH TRIALS DONE! Wow! I loved it! I will probably do the review tonight. The book was a really great companion to Maze and a great lead in to The Death Cure (tentatively titled?!) for sure. Great work Dash! I can't wait to tell you guys about it. Definitely worth the wait.

    Dave
    TLGBRS

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  65. Another great giveaway!
    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail(dot)com

    i think the being being nice to the teens are really scientists watching their reactions.

    1 follower
    2 comment+email
    3 comment
    5 blogged @ http://taffyscandy.blogspot.com/2010/08/contests.html
    = 11

    (I also twitted @ taffylovell. is that another 5? if so = 16)

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  66. Follower! +2
    I don't know what's going to happen, but I hope we learn more about the children's lives before they were trapped in the maze. +3
    Blog post: http://kimscarecrow.blogspot.com/2010/08/contest-hunt-8.html +5

    henderkd(at)email(dot)sc(dot)edu

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  67. +2 I'm a follower
    +3 I think there'll be a conspiracy revealed that will blow everything that we know out of the water!

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. Coincidentally, I just posted up The Scorch Trials for my WoW :P.
    I'm a follower!
    +2 planetprint8(at)gmail(dot)com
    +3 There are so many things that could happen...I think maybe we'll find out why they're being put through all these crazy dangerous tasks - perhaps WICKED are trying to weed out the weak people so they can use the stronger ones in some sort of experiment to cure the Flare?
    +1 I commented on the I Am Number Four review.

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  69. +2 following and +3 I do believe that the scorch will be another set of headaches for the gladers just as the maze was. Perhaps even a new maze of some sort?!

    I CAN NOT wait for this to come out probably like everyone else here. Id love to win but even if I dont I will be getting this book the say it comes out. Maze Runner was excellent!

    Steve D'

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  70. +2 for commenting on the 2 reviews (going to do it right now!)

    Steve D'

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  71. Whoaa, so excited for this one. Great series!

    +2 alicexmona@gmail.com

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  72. WOW!! SUPER FREAKING PUMPED FOR THIS BOOK!!
    looksielovitz@gmail.com +2

    I think Thomas will become a leader and all those people that got affected by the flares are gunna be creepy and zombie like. i also think wicked are total jerks and in control so ill be surprised if the saying "wicked is good" turns out to be true. more gladers will probably die. just a guess. im hoping ill find out what happened to the gladers that got left in the maze. i dont know!! i need to find out!! +3

    i also commented on "z" and "i am number four" +2

    8 total!! hope i win!! thanks for the phenominal giveaway!!

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  73. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! Can't wait to read the book.

    +2 kentbeston@gmail.com

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  74. ok, i was evaluating how bad I really want this ARC and apparently I must Really want it bad since its now way past my bedtime and I just finished posting this on my blog and now I am a follower and am getting ready to comment on more reviews. look what you have turned me into ; )

    i love how the last book ended with just more questions and just when you think it can't get any worse in the maze, they finally get out to even more craziness and I am sure it will only get crazier with #3. I too would love to see a love story with T & T but only if theresa doesn't die! there are a lot of 'afterlife' kind of ideas running here for me. journeys to safe havens, apocalypse (of course) and people proving their worthiness to participate in trials run by people in lab coats (ok, maybe that one is a stretch.) cant wait to read it!

    http://thekristiesessions.blogspot.com/2010/08/james-dashner-arc-scorch-trials.html

    kristiesessions@optimum.net

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  75. +2 braym.elvis@gmail.com
    Okay, this book is going to be amazing! I cannot wait! The Maze Runner was by far my favorite book ever, and I just can't wait to get The Scorch Trials. It's going to be ASTONISHING.
    +3 From where the first book left off (a total cliffhanger!), these are my predictions for what I think is going to happen in Scorch. I think Thomas and Theresa (or whatever their real names are) and the rest of the survivors from the Maze are going to figure out their past, destroy WICKED, and save the world. But of course, there is much more to that. You see, they have to cross the Scorch and find a cure for the Flare. But before they can find a cure, they need to get the best people. Which means, elimination. So, who will live? What will be the next Trial they have to face? Who will be chosen? Who will die? Well, maybe the last Trial is just finding a cure. Maybe only one will be chosen, or maybe more. Thomas will most likely make it, but will Theresa? Is Theresa going to die? Oh, I just can't wait! James did a great job with the first one, and he left so many questions at the end!

    +5 I also posted about this contest on my blog! http://braymartino.blogspot.com/2010/08/maze-runner-book-2-contest.html
    +1 +1 And, I commented on your last to posts (Z, and I am number 4). So I think it adds up to 12 enteries, but of course, since there are only 10 per person, I would get 10 entries (if I added correct) Haha! :-)

    Well, Dave, thanks for the contest!

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  76. Really looking forward to this book.
    +2
    cegluna(at)hotmail(dot)com
    +3
    There will be more manipulation of the Gladers. I think Theresa will play a big role and both she and Thomas will make it to the final book.
    +5
    I tweeted about the contest:
    http://twitter.com/cegluna/status/21646408431

    10 total

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  77. Just commented on your Scorch Trials review. Thought it was great!

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  78. I am totally excited about this book! I tried for the contest where he gave away five, but didn't win, alas, I was way excited when I found out about this. You guys rock!
    +2
    lonniemcculloch@gmail.com
    +3
    I think that this is another thing put on by WICKED. Like, once they finish it, they'll find a way out and find themselves in another place. With ANOTHER trial. (Like how they got out of the maze and still had more stuff to do for WICKED...)
    +5
    I also commented on "Z". Sounds interesting. Thanks for keeping me in the loop.
    +1

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  79. WANTS. I can't wait for this book to come out!! I'm so excited for it!

    +2
    VanillaMusic15@aol.com

    +3
    I think that we are going to see some detrayal and maybe spies amoung the group the cross The Scorch. Also that there is going to be another big puzzle that has to be solved to find the way to this "haven".

    +5
    http://twitter.com/ScarrletReader/statuses/21894496963

    Thanks so much!!

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  80. Looks like a great read! I am a new follower.
    +2 cparkins14 AT teancum.net
    +5 Tweeted about this giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/zoja214/status/21914012778

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. Thanks for this contest!

    I loved The Maze Runner, and can't wait to read the sequel.

    I'm an old follower

    szaboszilvia@gmail.com

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  82. +2 I'm a follower! And email/contact below.

    +3 Can't wait to see what Dashner comes up with next, but I think the group is going to have to tough it out in what's left of the world. And there'll probably be tons more problems, like diseases and the remnants of apocalyptic natural disasters.

    +5 Tweeted (http://twitter.com/rainpatches/status/21963075717) Linked (http://21pages.x10hosting.com/master-list/) Sidebar (http://21pages.net.tc)

    +1 Commented on review of "Z"
    +1 Commented on review of "I Am Number Four."
    +1 Commented on review of "The Scorch Trials."

    Total = 13

    Want to read this sooo badly. The Maze Runner was made of sheer awesomeness. =D

    linna.21pages@gmail.com

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  83. Here's my main entry for now-- will try to get in more tonight before the deadline. Yes, I'm a follower. Thanks so much for sharing this with your readers!


    Laura Hartness
    The

    CalicoCritic

    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

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  84. Okay, now I've got some more time and I'm going to finish my entries...

    What do I think is going to happen in The Torch Trials? Well, at some point I think the kids are going to start remembering things that have been blocked from their memories. In particular, their parents. And either the parents are somehow involved in their new existence in their micro society, or the parents are completely victimized by this as well by the loss of their children. Maybe they don't even know where their children are. Who knows...

    **Here's my blog post:
    http://calicocritic.blogspot.com/2010/08/wednesday-contest-report-august-11th.html

    I also put the contest on my left hand sidebar under the Giveaways listing.

    More coming!

    Laura

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  85. Here's my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/lhartness/status/22051867916


    Laura

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  86. Facebook posting:

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/posted.php?id=285333505029&share_id=142145749156580&comments=1#s142145749156580

    Laura

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  87. REMEMBER THAT THE CONTEST WILL END AT 11:59 P.M. EST TONIGHT!! ANY ENTRIES AFTER THAT TIME WILL NOT COUNT. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOME TIME TOMORROW. ALSO, WE WILL ANNOUNCE ANOTHER CONTEST JUST AS AWESOME AS THIS ONE!!

    DAVE
    TLGBRS

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  88. Goodreads Status Update:

    http://www.goodreads.com/user_status/show/3454798


    Comment on August 2nd's "Z" review:

    http://thelateinergangbookreviewspot.blogspot.com/2010/08/book-review-z-by-michael-thomas-ford.html?showComment=1282702795573#c1917371596645788569


    Comment on "I Am Number Four" review:

    http://thelateinergangbookreviewspot.blogspot.com/2010/07/book-review-i-am-number-four-by.html?showComment=1282703211708#c6951649454540199274


    Comment on "Scorch Trials" (!!!!!) Review:

    http://thelateinergangbookreviewspot.blogspot.com/2010/08/book-review-scorch-trials-by-james.html?showComment=1282703504889#c1839434895851163623


    I think that's it! This is so exciting! Thanks for sharing with your readers!


    Laura Hartness
    The CalicoCritic
    CalicoCritic at gmail dot com

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  89. Follow you on GFC +2
    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

    I'm sure that there will be disease and I'm hoping for natural disasters! Wow that sounds SICK when I type that out lol! Hopefully somehow a love story will emerge in this one! +3

    Blogged +5

    http://chicagocouponconfessions.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaways_24.html

    Total Entries = 10

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  90. Thanks for the contest!
    Follower: +2
    Tweet: +5

    Thanks!
    Scoot
    seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

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  91. oops! here is my tweet link: http://twitter.com/seescootread

    Thanks again, Scoot

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