Monday, August 29, 2011

Contest: Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith

Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was filled to the brim with fun and good books. Today I'm giving away one copy of Lockdown, Book 1 in the Furnace series by Alexander Gordon Smith. The Macmillan site lists this as a book for grade levels 7 and up, and it looks to be quite the dark journey that will appeal to anyone looking for a good horror, or action adventure. I'd like to read it myself! 

All you need to do is leave a meaningful comment with your thoughts on the book, the trailer, or the status of teen fiction. The contest is open to U.S. and Canada residents only. Please leave an email if one isn't included in your profile so that I have a way to contact you should you win. I will draw a winner on September 4th. 

I'd love to hear what you think of this book so check out the various links included in this post.

About the Book:

Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.

Together with a bunch of inmates—some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers—Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace’s deeper, darker purpose, Alex’s actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that’s hidden from the eyes of the world.

Escape from Furnace Series by Alexander Gordon Smith
Includes: Lockdown, Solitary, Death Sentence
, Fugitives (Available in 2012), and Execution (Available in 2012).

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Lil said...

Wow, teen fiction has become really edgy. I was particularly impressed with the quote at the end of the trailer by James Patterson "Fresh and ferocious." Sounds wonderful to me.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I just love the fact that so many awesome adult writers have written YA books. With the awesome amount of great YA books coming out, I see kids all over with the nose in a book rather than piled up in front of the TV.


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