Tuesday, March 2, 2010

UK Cover for The Maze Runner


What do you think? I absolutely love it. Feels like a movie poster to me, which is pretty much the highest praise I can give something.

This book will be coming out in the UK in August from Scholastic/Chicken House. I had the good fortune to talk to a lot of the people responsible there on a phone conference, and they are wonderful!!! I wish/hope I can go there at some point and meet them and all my new readers. And I want to see castles. And Big Ben, Parliament... (what movie?)

Check out their website page for the book and what else they have to offer (CLICK HERE). They're incredible, and they'll also be publishing TMR in Germany. Chicken House rules!

I'm knee deep in my second round of revisions this week for THE SCORCH TRIALS. Krista always knows how to step it up and pull things out of me I didn't know I had! I'm also mourning the end of the Olympics. *sniff*

If you missed seeing the cover for Book 3 of THE 13TH REALITY or you want to enter the contest to win Bree Despain's THE DARK DIVINE, then CLICK HERE. I'll announce the winner later this week. (Coming soon: tour dates and Q&A from the comments.)

Back to revisions...

47 comments:

Krista said...

That looks aMAZEing (bet you haven't heard THAT before). Very exciting.
The movie? European Vacation. I gave my husband a Big Ben blown glass ornament for Christmas because he always finds the perfect place to throw that line into life. He loved it.
Can't wait for the Scorch Trials!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

OHH Love that!

Suey said...

Oh, shiny! I love it. I think the UK always gets the coolest covers.

cynthial11 said...

Wow! I love it! It does look like a movie poster!

Mary at The Sweet Bookshelf said...

Oh I love it! I couldn't wait anymore for it to come to the UK, so I bought the US cover on The Book Depository. I'm going to def buy the UK cover too! It looks super cool!

Does that mean you'll be making an appearance here in the UK?!?!

Laura said...

Nice!

Magenta said...

Awesome!!! It's black and gold, shiny and metallic, and I can see a little person running... perfect!

Remember, survive, run. What a great subtitle! Who came up with it, if you have any idea?

Katy said...

That cover looks awesome! :)

Enna Isilee said...

That's so COOL!

Libyrinth said...

Amazing! It does look like a movie cover!

Southern Princess said...

Wow. That is an awesome cover. You are right - that is a movie poster! LOVE IT! Wonderful tagline.


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Jonathon Arntson said...

I much prefer our version, but probably because green is my favorite color. You're right, it does look like a movie poster, I hope that inspires some bigwig.

Kaylie said...

I think it's pretty cool, but I like how you can see how high the walls are in the other versions. You're right about the movie poster thing.

Book Addict Girl said...

The cover's great, but I like the US cover better. I like seeing the maze walls.

WATCH OUT FOR THE GRIEVERS!!! :)

Amelia said...

Whoa that looks amazing! I can't tell which one I like better - UK or US :) They're both awesome! Can't wait to read it!

L.T. Elliot said...

That's a killer cover. Really. +20 to Awesome.

molly said...

SUCH an awesome cover! I love it!

melissa @ 1lbr said...

Very nice cover! Definitely matches the mood of the book.

P.S. Wish I'd had the guts to say hi to you at the blogger party! Ah, well.

Morgan said...

terrificaliwondershonks! I got copy of the journal of curious letters the other day, and it is awesome!!!

Kim said...

Very cool cover. I'm in the middle of reading The Maze Runner right now and it's really good. I need to get off the computer now and finish it.

Jackson Porter said...

Wow, intense...
This is almost as amazing as the American one.
Almost.

-Jackson

Mark Daymont said...

OK, I'll be the first to be critical of the UK cover... at first, I thought, yes, great! Then I thought about it (always a dangerous move) and realized the US version was definitely superior. The UK version tells me nothing that the title hasn't already. I am not informed at all about the story other than someone is running a maze. It could be a cornfield, a park maze, or ancient Crete for all I know. But the US cover- wow, I absolutely get the fantastic feel for an otherworldly experience. Which is what I'm looking for. Just my two cents.

But the UK cover does look like a movie poster.

Heather B. Moore said...

My thoughts exactly--looks like a movie poster. Foreshadowing the future, of course! You'll have to get a big display case for all of different versions of the book. Way cool.

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Taffy said...

Wicked book cover (no, I'm not Julie Wright)! In a year, that cover will appear as a movie poster.

Chase92 said...

Wow... That looks amazing!

Garrett the Dragon said...

I love the cover!

Graham Bradley said...

Cool cover. The movie is National Lampoon's European Vacation. :-)

storyqueen said...

I LOVE the UK cover...especially the tag line on the top.

Makes me want to read it RIGHT now.

Shelley

Vanessa said...

That looks AWESOME! Why does UK get all the good stuff? Just kidding. I love the one we have hear in the US just the same.

Wayne said...

Looks good. When are you in LA again?

Aubrey (AKA Stacey) said...

Awesome! I think the covers keep getting better and better, but I do love them all anyway!

How fun!

Jeremiah said...

And why do us U.S.A. people not get the awesome covers... Looks amazingly cool!

Kirsten said...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JN182SCXL._SS500_.jpg

It reminded me of this, but I don't quite know why now. Haha.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the Maze Runner. It kept me curious through the beginning of the book which is essential. I wish I could have found out more about the girl, maybe gone into their relationship more from the past. I'm interested to read the second book, I thought the story was original and not overplayed (like the vampire books...though i do read them occasionally) I was wondering if you had an estimated time as to when the second book would be released...or a ballpark date? -jess.....the cover for UK was pretty sweet too

Dane, Son of Thor said...

Yes, it looks like a movies poster, which makes me want to see the movie of it.

arning said...

what's this book about??

Dave said...

Great lookin cover Dash! Can't wait! Ummm....Big Ben?? Why, European Vacation, of course! Did our ages just come out??? Keep up the great work!

Dave

Jackson Porter said...

WE WANT WINNER RESULTS!
Sorry, I should be doing my math homework but that would be going against my motto.
Dashner first, the rest second.
(That contest is truly one of the most bizzare contests I've ever heard of)
Yeah but I totally agree, the book does look like a movie poster. Hopefully one day that will be one of the movie posters. ;) ---wink.

-Jackson

Morgan said...

Yes, James, some result's please! And, Jackson, I totally agree, Dashner first! And 13th reality is awesome! How many will there be in the series?

Jackson Porter said...

He said there's going to be five Morgan.
Only five, too bad.

garrett said...

that looks amazing I cant wait

Borostyán said...

The UK cover is great! I love it!

I also found the cover of The Scorch Trials on german Amazon...

Is it real? It's also amazing! Just like the first one!

Borostyán said...

Oh I forgot the link: http://www.amazon.de/Scorch-Trials-James-Dashner/dp/0307706591/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books-intl-de&qid=1268236531&sr=8-3-catcorr

Sara said...

Wow this seriously looks amazing! I think I even like it better than the US cover :)

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The Reader said...

Just finished reading it,
thank you so much for writing this :)
and please do come to the UK!