September 8, 2009

The Maze Runner - James Dashner

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy (Hardback))

Young Adult
Pages: 384
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: October 6, 2009

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

If I had to describe this book in few words I would say it's a... wild ride. I am beyond amazed and stunned at Dashner's ability to keep me helplessly glued to the pages. I don't think I've ever been so glued to any book as I was to this one. Despite the fact that this has none of the qualities I normally like in a book, I think this was an incredible reading.

The action in the plot is infinite. My heart was racing the whole time. I think I even had trouble breathing in some parts. Seriously. On top of that the writing was impeccable. I loved the new Glade-slang he threw in there. The characters were great, and I really enjoyed that they were all male, with only one exception. It was really interesting to see boys interact among themselves without women around and under pressure.

The cover is fitting and draws attention. I definitely recommend this book. In overall, it was awesome. If you loved the Hunger Games series, you will love this trilogy. I am desperate for the next book!


  1. Sounds interesting...I may have to check it out! Thanks for the great review!


  2. Excellent review! I'm really desperate to read this, especially since the summary is incredibly intriguing. Since I love The Hunger Games, it's great to hear that I'm likely to enjoy this one.

  3. Oh I cannot wait to start this one. This totally sounds like a Sharon type of book.

  4. Great review! This definitely sounds like something I would like. Have to add to my mile-long wishlist :)

  5. Oh men!!!! then I must read it!!! It sounds pretty awesome!!


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