Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Synopsis: 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.

The Maze Runner was an interesting read. It was one of those books that takes me forever to pick up to read more, but when I do I don't want to put it down.
The book was fast-paced, and the plot was very interesting and original.
The Grievers were pretty scary as far as monsters go, but it was kind of hard to picture them in my head, as they're a mix between a living creature and machine.
This is the first book in a series, so the ending is a little abrupt, and not a lot is explained, but I enjoyed it.

The cover is alright, but I LOVE the UK cover even more.

Isn't it amazing?

Recommended if you like: The Hunger Games, Uglies, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and other dystopian fiction

1 comment:

  1. I adoreeeeedddddd this book, and I definitely love the UK cover more! :)



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