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.
I decided to read this book a few months ago after watching one of the trailers for the movie, which I still haven't seen. I borrowed this book from a friend and finished it soon after. :) Overall, it was an adrenaline rush! It was so full of mystery and plot twists! Some things I could predict, but some things I did not.
I do have to warn you that there is a little bit of fowl language, the use of God's name in vain, and the characters insult each other using some words I think the author made up. If I were the author I would not have made this choice. Another thing is that there are monsters in the Maze called the Grievers that can be frightening and will kill people in the Maze. Yes, people do die in this book, even though when I still hadn't finished it I was in denial that people were actually killed by the Grievers.
Overall, this is a great book if you can overlook the negativity above! I recommend it to teens and adults who are looking for a fast moving action story (and can overlook some of the language choices.) I will probably finish this series as it ends on a suspenseful note!
About the Author
James Dashner is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series that includes The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, and The Kill Order. He has also written The Eye of Minds (book one in the Mortality Doctrine series), the 13th Reality series, and two books in The Infinity Ring series: A Mutiny in Time and The Iron Empire.
Dashner was born and raised in Georgia but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. To learn more about James and his books, visit JamesDashner.com, follow @jamesdashner on Twitter, or find dashnerjames on Instagram.
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