The Maze Runner and Scorch Trials combined collector’s edition to have bonus content
The first two books of The Maze Runner trilogy will be a combined collector’s edition to not only help promote both The Maze Runner movie and the upcoming sequel The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials movie, but also to bring in new readers to the fold. The people at Penguin Random House gave us the news:
Delacorte Press is pleased to announce the publication of THE MAZE RUNNER AND THE SCORCH TRIALS: THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION (on sale April 14, 2015 / $19.99), which brings the first two books in James Dashner’s bestselling series together in one edition for fans and new readers to enjoy. Featuring exclusive bonus content within its 816 pages and carrying a first printing of 150,000, the collector’s edition will prepare fans and moviegoers for the second film in the franchise, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, which will be released September 18, 2015 and stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, and Giancarlo Esposito.EntertainmentWeekly.com has described The Maze Runner as a “mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.”
Over 10 million copies of the Maze Runner series have been sold in all formats, and Dashner fans continue to multiply as they are introduced to his heart-pounding stories, which appeal to readers of all ages. In addition to the original novels, this edition includes “The Maze Runner Files,” which was originally published as an eBook short. Now accessible to all readers in print format, “The Maze Runner Files” features top-secret information, overheard conversations, emails between WICKED employees, memos meant to be destroyed after reading, and a selection of the Gladers’ suppressed memories, all of which help fans unlock some of the mysteries behind the Maze, the Gladers, and the people who put them there. This edition also includes an exclusive fan sticker.
The year 2015 will be another exciting one for Dashner fans, with multiple books being published. The movie tie-in edition of The Scorch Trials will be released on August 4, 2015, along with a hardcover box set of all four novels in the series (The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, and The Kill Order) on the same date. The film adaptation of The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) will release on September 18, 2015, and the final novel in the Mortality Doctrine series, The Game of Lives, will be published on November 17, 2015. All titles are supported by a major marketing and publicity campaign that includes an author tour in November. Follow James Dashner on Twitter (@JamesDashner), Facebook, and Instagram, and visit his website at JamesDashner.com.
James Dashner is a New York Times bestselling author and the winner of numerous awards for his novels. In addition to the critically acclaimed Maze Runner series, Dashner is the author of the Mortality Doctrine series, the Thirteenth Reality series, and two books in the Infinity Ring series. He lives in Utah with his family.
THE MAZE RUNNER AND THE SCORCH TRIALS: THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
By James Dashner
Delacorte Press trade paperback / On sale April 14, 2015 / 978-0-553-53824-3 / 816 pages / $19.99 / $23.99 Can. / Ages 12 & up
Delacorte Press is an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
For those that have the books and enjoyed them, this might be a bit of an excess to purchase, unless you really want the exclusive sticker. But it would definitely be a good gift to get for your fellow readers/friends who aren’t familiar with the series.
As stated in the press release above, the movie tie-in edition of The Scorch Trials will be released on August 4, 2015, about a month before the release of the movie. A hardcover box set, featuring The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, and the prequel The Kill Order, will also be released August 4, 2015.