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Win Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith


Here's your chance to win the first book in Alexander Gordon Smith's scary, creepy, and most of all, exciting Escape from Furnace series!

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.

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(1) lucky winner will receive Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith
courtesy of Macmillan

Other details:
  • US & Canadian mailing addresses only.
  • Contest ends 8/31/11, at 9 p.m. PST.
Remember, you must complete the form to be entered, and only one form submission per person will be counted. If you have any questions about this contest, see my contest policy, or contact me and ask away.

9 munch(es) :

flashlight_reader said...

This book sounds terrifying, and yet I want to read it!

SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Myra C said...

This book sounds great, thanks for the giveaway!!

rockyriverteenlibrarian said...

I have listened to the first 2 books on cd. Totally creepy!

Grace said...

Oh, wow! I've been wanting to read this for a while! It looks so good and I've heard great things about it! :D Thanks for this giveaway chance!

Chen Yan Chang said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Your review is much like what my middle son said when he read this book - he loved it. Be great to have his own copy (we borrowed it from the library)


Pauline Milner said...

I am definitely going to be reading this book. Your review leaves so many questions that I will be looking to find the answers to. The warden sounds like he is behind everything and it will be interesting to see the inmates plan thier escape as they seek the truth about what is really going on.

Thanks for introducing me to this book. ~Pauline


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