Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
March 11, 2017 No Comments » Book Reviews Stephanie Ayers

Title: Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Amazon rating: 4.4 stars

The Maze Runner

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.

Reviewed by Stephanie Ayers

The Review:

This story starts off with a bang and doesn’t quit until the very last period. Dashner carries you along without telling you where you are going, yet putting you right in the scene, letting you experience everything as Thomas does. He moves through time effortlessly and keeps the reader in a trance. It was really hard to put this book down to sleep!

Why I didn’t give it 5 stars? I really like descriptions, a new spin on an old cliche, and there aren’t a whole lot in it. This doesn’t distract from the richness and enjoyment of the story, just something I noticed a lack of. There’s no shortage of action, however, and these are well written.

This is a story along the Hunger Games and Divergent lines. It is nothing like those stories, however, it is in the same class. Unlike the other two, where you can almost tell where the story is going, in The Maze Runner, as soon as you think you know what is happening, the story changes and leaves you guessing again, bringing you deeper and deeper into the Maze.

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Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.

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