Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Maze Runner

I recently heard of James Dashner (same guy who wrote the 13th reality series which I haven't read yet...I know, I'm a little behind on some of these people) and heard other people say that this book was highly recommended to people who liked The Hunger Games and Catching Fire which I did so I gave it a shot. And then I did everything I could to find time to keep reding it because it was that good.

This is the story about a boy, whose name is Thomas, who wakes up in a sealed box made of stone, unsure of where he is, why he is there or even how he got there. Then, after screaming and pounding, the box is opened and he is greated by the faces of many boys. He finds out he is in a place called the Glade, that there is a maze that is larger than life, changes often, and has no way out. Each night the walls around the Glade close to keep out the Grievers, creatures known for either seriously hurting or killing any boy left outside the walls. And within a day of being in the Glade, Thomas knows he wants to be a Maze Runner, the most dangerous job in the Glade.

I really could not stop reading this book. It is incredibly suspenseful, the pace is perfect and the writing is very well done. As I previously mentioned, this is my first Dashner book, but if his others are written this well, I'm a fan. I'm hoping to read his 13th reality series this summer, and already ordered the sequel to this book, along with a copy of this for my own. If your reading has been a little slow lately, pick this one up. You will not be disappointed.

BTW Book Review 70 - looks like I'm going to be on track to break 100 this year!!!


Nisa said...

I just got this one in the mail and I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the review!

Melissa said...

Another one to add to my list :) Thanks for all your book reviews. You have helped me find a lot of really great books!!