Jan 152015
 
Review: The Maze RunnerThe Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner
Published by Delacorte Books on Aug 5, 2014
Genres: Dystopia, YA
Format: Hardcover from Publisher
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I feel like I’m one of the last people to read this book. That seems to be the case for most really popular YA series that turn into movies. As such, I’m not really sure what I can say that hasn’t already been said.

I really liked the book. The action was fast paced, and Thomas didn’t sit around questioning everything, instead, he actively tried to figure things out, and make things better. He had a surprisingly positive attitude considering everything that was happening.

I liked how the maze wasn’t just a setting, but it was a character in its own right. It had a personality and aura, and really felt alive. For a setting to do this, is quite remarkable. It really lent a depth to the book that I wasn’t expecting.

Overall, a short and sweet review, but this is a book that is well worth the hype and exposure it’s received. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series as I can’t wait to see what obstacles Thomas overcomes next.

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