The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner Series #1) by James Dashner (Teen Fantasy/Advernture)

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.

I’d been hearing of “The Maze Runner” for a few years now, but never got around to reading it. I wish I had read it sooner. This book was amazing. I can easily see why people compare it to “The Hunger Games”. It has that same fight to the finish/survival feel to it. I’m usually not big on books that have a male lead, I find it hard to relate too, which is why I put off reading this book for so long. After a few chapters I know longer cared if the main character was a boy, girl, or an alien I just wanted to know what was going to happen next and how it would end. The ending leaves you with a cliff hanger to the next book (which I’m going to have to go buy soon). This is a very good series and I highly recommend it.

Stars: 4/5


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