Saturday 20 September 2014

The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner

Book Blurb (from goodreads):
"If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human."

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

"Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade."

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

"Everything is going to change."

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.

My review: 
I will admit that the main reason why I started reading this book is because the movie has come out where I live and I would like to see it. 
This book is at least in my top 10 books/series. 
The plot started of nice and slow and we were not rushed into anything. We were given information when needed, but not all answers were given. Just enough answers though to satisfy the reader at that particular time. 
Some people say that it is like the hunger games but they could not be more wrong. There are no similarity's what so ever in this book to the hunger games. It is in a genre all of its own. 
At the begging of this book I was having trouble pin pointing the genre. I couldn't decide between dystopian and sci-fi, however now that I have finished the book I think that it is a cross between the two which was done really well.
The characters developed well, and we got to see a lot of them (although not too many to get overwhelmed).
This book had it's fair share of plot twists one of which made me say "oh come on!" out loud. Luckily I was own my own so no one saw me do this. 
I regret not reading this book earlier and will continue to read the other books fairly soon after I finish the ones I have now. 
I give this book 5 out of 5 starts which will not happen often:

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