Friday, March 14, 2014

Maze Runner by James Dashner

6186357Genre: Dystopian
Hardcover: 374 Pages
Published: October 6, 2009
Series: Maze Runner
            1. The Maze Runner
            2. The Scorch Trials
            3. The Death Cure
Rating: ★★★★★
Goodreads Synopsis:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He has no recollection of his parents, his home, or how he got where he is. 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 expense enclosed 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, for as long as anyone can remember, the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night, for just as long, they've closed tight. Every thirty days a new boy is delivered n the lift. And no one wants to be stuck in the Maze after dark.

The Gladers were expecting Thomas's arrival. But the next day, a girl is sent up - the first girl ever to arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. The Gladers have always been convinced that if they can solve the maze that surrounds the Glade, they might find their way their way home... wherever that may be. But it's looking more and more as if the Maze is unsolvable.

And something about the girl's arrival is starting to make Thomas feel different. Something tells him that he just might have some answers - if he can only find a way to retrieve the dark secrets locked within his own mind.
My Review:
           This was an unexpected read. I have noticed that I tend to pick books with female leads rather than male ones. So when I picked this one up I was debating whether to read it or not. But I'm so happy that I did. Because this book was AMAZINGLY MIND BLOWING! READING THIS BOOK+ NO SLEEP = OBSESSED. Literally, this book contained so many plot twists that when you thought you were caught up there was a sudden plot change. From the start the reader doesn't know what is happening. All Thomas can remember is his name. Not where he came from, who his family is or even if he has any, and certainly not how he ended up in the maze. So the entire puropose of this maze is that there are a bunch of boys and they have to find a way to get out of it by solving the maze. But here's the catch. When they step into this maze there are these huge scary monsters called Grievers that want to kill them all. But when strange things start to happen, people start pointing fingers at Thomas. Will he be the one to get them out, or will he bring them down?
            At first I was so frustrated because I wanted answers as much as Thomas. But he couldn't remember anything. I still don't understand why the boys wouldn't answer any of his question right away. Although the plot does pick up speed and you get to meet Chuck, Minho, Alby and Newt who all play important roles. I could feel the desperation of getting out and the frustration of figuring out how. This book kept me on the edge and I can't wait to find out what happens next in this series.

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