Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lockdown by Alxexander Gordon Smith: Giveaway and Trailer (CLOSED)
Posted by Tiffany at 4:04 PM

Title: Lockdown
Author: Alexander Gordon Smith (site)
Series: Escape From Furnace #1
Publisher: Macmillan
Synopsis: 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. (Goodreads)

I could not get the trailer to embed, but it is pretty cool, so go see it here.

How amazing does this series sound?! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Lockdown! I've never read anything by this author, but I'm liking the blurbs. The one for this new series, out in 2012, sounds AMAZING. Blurb from his site: 

"Cal, Brick and Daisy are three ordinary teenagers whose lives suddenly take a terrifying turn for the worst. They begin to trigger a reaction in everybody they meet, one that makes friends and strangers alike turn rabid whenever they are close. One that makes people want to tear them to pieces

Cal and the other victims of the Fury – the ones that survive – manage to locate each other. But just when they think they have found a safe haven, a place to hide from the world, things get worse.
Some of them begin to change…
They must fight to uncover the truth about the Fury before it is too late.
But it is a truth that will destroy everything they know about life and death."

It's like a zombie plague- except that only you trigger the crazy brain-eating monsters. So scary! 

Fill out the form below to enter to win a copy of Lockdown, provided and shipped by the publisher. Extra entry for following, open to everyone. (If someone international wins, I'll buy them a copy and pick a domestic winner for the publisher-provided copy.) Good luck! Giveaway ends September 4th!