Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Title: The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Publication Date: October 2009
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction
Age: Young Adult
Pages: 384
Series: 1st in a trilogy
Publisher's website: Delacorte Press (Random House)
Author's website: www.jamesdasher.com
Book Acquisition: BookMooched an ARC

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.
(from publisher's website)

This review should really only consist of three words:

READ THIS BOOK!

Seriously - would I lie to you? :)
This book was fabulous. A real thriller with an ending that made me scream 'What? I want more!"

This story draws you in. There are so many unknowns, so many facts you just need to know! I loved how, as a reader, you are learning right along side the characters. Most of them don't know much more then you do. With every turn of the page a little more is reveled...maybe :)
What is it that we are seeing? Whose interpretation should we believe? Who should we trust?

A true mystery, a great adventure and a really really good read all around.
I highly recommend this book to any who like dystopian fiction, mysteries, urban fantasy, thrillers, um...books?

5 out of 5 stars!

7 comments:

  1. You've made me move this book up in my to be read pile! Great review! You got me really excited to read it.

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  2. Yay positive review! They've mostly been positive for this one, which is a good sign.

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  3. looks like a great book! I'll put it on my list :)

    -Aimee
    www.myflutteringheart.blogspot.com

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  4. Great review! You have me excited to read it!

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  5. So much good buzz is going around about this book. I'm so glad to hear (and the wait line at my library is crazy for this one).

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  6. I just finished this yesterday. SOOOO GOOD!!!! It kept me hanging through the whole story. It's going to drive me crazy waiting for the next book in the series!

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  7. I've got to read this! I showed my students the book trailer to it, and now they all want to read it :)

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