Review: THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner

THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner
on Sale October 6, 2009


Imagine what would happen if your delivered into a completely unknown compound comprised of only boys, with no memory of who you are and why you're there or where you came from? The Glade; a compound that is surrounded by a monstrous walls that form a maze as mysterious as it is enormously menacing.

The story begins with Thomas a boy that does not know anything more than the "gladers" before him. What they all know for certain is that every morning the surrounding maze doors open and at nightfall they close. A fact that is a great comfort considering the sinister creatures awaiting to devour them from behind those imposing doors...

Another certainty is that every 30 days a new male glader is delivered. This later fact is constant for 2 years until the day after Thomas arrives. Now, a girl arrives in the lift with a message more frightening and ominous than her surprising presence.

Thomas knows somehow that he is different and feels that he and this girl are the key to understanding the mystery of the maze that have no foreseeable end and no way out. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind and he believes that becoming a maze runner is the answer. What will he do to survive?

With the MAZE RUNNER, James Dashner has created a world that is both mysterious and terrifying while being thought provoking. It's cast of characters round out this amazing page turner, taking off the harsh edge of it's frightening concept. There were moments that I did not think that I could keep reading and yet I could not put it down. I had to know what happened next, what secret the maze housed and then when the answer came....I was left bereft of words and wanting only more.



  1. So glad you liked it! I have this one too and I'm anxious to read it. Great review and your blog looks AMAZING!!

  2. I'm really looking forward to reading this. Thanks for the review.

  3. Wow. What an amazing review. This sounds like an awesome read.

    P.S. Have you changed your background recently?
    It looks really cool!

  4. Thanks for the review! I'll have to add this to my list.

    I love the new makeover!

  5. Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I changed my layout a few weeks ago and really enjoy it.

    THE MAZE RUNNER was an awesome read, you have to buy it :)

  6. I have this book in my TBR pile, it looks really good, can't wait 2 start it :D

  7. This sounds so good, and I love the cover!

  8. Can't wait for this one, it sounds reminiscent of The Island almost. And I LOVE dystopian.

  9. i've heard sooo many good things about this one! great review!

  10. I enjoyed your review and included a link to your post in my Maze Runner review.


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