Monday, December 6, 2010

#BIR2010 - Book Spotlights & Giveaway: Deception, Dust City & The Scorch Trials

This is our second giveaway of the day and this time it's a package of three books: Deception by Lee Nichols, Dust City by Robert Paul Weston and The Scorch Trials by James Dashner. Be sure to check out the official BIR2010 website for links to the rest of the blogs participating in the event to make sure you aren't missing anything.

Deception by Lee Nichols
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books

Book summary (from When Emma Vaile's parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age "knight in J.Crew armor," Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England.

After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can't shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can't explain, as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Emma doesn't trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he's about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life.

Dust City by Robert Paul Weston
Published by: Razorbill

Book Summary: Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
His son, that's who.

Ever since his father's arrest for the murder of Little Red Riding Hood, teen wolf Henry Whelp has kept a low profile in a Home for Wayward Wolves . . . until a murder at the Home leads Henry to believe his father may have been framed.

Now, with the help of his kleptomaniac roommate, Jack, and a daring she-wolf named Fiona, Henry will have to venture deep into the heart of Dust City: a rundown, gritty metropolis where fairydust is craved by everyone and controlled by a dangerous mob of Water Nixies and their crime boss leader, Skinner.

Can Henry solve the mystery of his family's sinister past? Or, like his father before him, is he destined for life as a big bad wolf?

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Released Oct 12, 2010
Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Book Summary: 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, much of 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? 

Giveaway Rules:
  • U.S. Mailing Addresses Only.
  • You are not required to follow BCM to enter this giveaway BUT if you are a BCM blog follower we would like to thank you by automatically entering you into our Grand Prize Giveaway that will be posted later this week. That prize pack will include 10 of this years most sought after books. If you are a follower you will be entered once for each giveaway you enter on our blog during the BIR2010 event. 
  • Last day to enter is December 15th.


  1. Great giveaway, I would love to win this one! Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Thanks for another great giveaway! I really want to read Dust City.

  3. I've been wanting to read these. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I have been wanting to read all of these!

  5. Great picks! Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Ah! I think I accidentally entered twice :( so so sorry...

  7. I loved the Maze Runner, but I still haven't gotten around to reading or buying Scorch Trials, thanks for the shot to win!

  8. Great giveaway thank you very much!

  9. All sound like awesome books! Thanks for the giveaway!



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