Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Thanks, Maze Runner. I might never sleep again.

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)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 thirty 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 really drew me in with the plot and especially the world building. It was an frighteningly awesome read.The author has really just created a whole new world for this book with the originality of the book.

Can I just take a minute to applaud the author’s writing skills…. ok. It’s not often I acknowledge the author but for this one, I just have to. James Dashner really came up with a brilliant plot and made it better with gritty real writing. I loved how the boys kind of had their own language and spoke with a tough tone. It makes sense that they would, living in this mysterious world with unknown horrors. And those horrors were just described so well, I just couldn’t sleep. More applause for you, Mr Dashner.

The plot was just scarily awesome. A group of boys living in a giant maze with monsters crawling around. And then there’s all these mysterious happenings. That makes a hell of a story. It seems really simple but the author just includes so many twists. The blurb barely covers the book storyline. I really can’t say much unless I spoil it, so all I’ll say is it’s brilliant. And scary. Brilliantly scary.

I can’t say I loved the characters, but I can say that I admired them. They persevere through everything and took up every challenge that was thrown at them. I found it quite funny that there was only one girl and just thought there has to be a reason for that. Maybe the next book will reveal it?

The Maze Runner is being turned into a movie and I can’t wait to see it. It’s coming out 14th February 2014 which means I’m going to have to decide between this and Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters. That’s going to be the decision of my life.

Rating: 5/5 bamboo sticks



Author: Prima

Still crazy obsessed with High School Musical and is still disappointed real life high school did not involved as much singing and dancing. Almost 18 but relates to 5 year olds. Super cynical about Disney movies and kdramas but still loves them. Blogs about books and feels.

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