Wednesday 10 February 2010

Review: The Maze Runner

Title: The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating: 4/5

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.

Great book! Interesting concept. I felt myself trying to figure out why they were in the maze and coming up with my own exit plans. A wholesome book of goodness. I wanted more from the characters though. I wanted to know of Thomas and Teresa's connection. As well as Chuck and Thomas'. Loads of unanswered questions. That's what the next book is for I guess.

The Scorch Trials out October 2010.


"WICKED is good"~written on Teresa's arm.


  1. Sounds like a great book, thanks for the review.

  2. I LOVE this review. You've convinced me to push it up to the top on my reading list.

  3. Sounds really interesting! I'll have to remember this series :D

  4. What a unique concept! This one seems really, really entertaining. Great review!

    Une Parole

  5. This is on my list, didn't realise it was a series so i'll make sure to read it before the next comes out.


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