Here I am with another book review and this time it is the sequel to The Maze Runner by James Dashner.
First of all let me just say that I am super confused and cannot wait until I get my hands on the third book in this series. Another thing is that I cannot really give you a summary because of course… Spoilers which we all hate. So I will just say this “They escaped the Maze. Now it is time for phase two, the Scorch Trials.”. That is all I am gonna give away as far as summary is concerned.
But oh my, I admit that it took me a chapter or two to really get into The Maze Runner, but this book guys… This book started exactly at the very last sentence I read in the last page of The Maze Runner which very few sequels do and I really liked that about this one. Because I am already aware of the main characters it felt good to be back on track and get to read their funny conversations, I now feel a big bond between me and the characters. This book took me on a new adventure with the characters I so much like and taught me so many new things, it was overall a giant experience filled with horror, blood, brutality, survival, friendship etc etc. Sorry if this counts as spoilers but now that they have escaped the Maze they are in the outside world where anything could happen which was a big part of the excitement, they are no longer surrounded by the Glade, they do not know where they are, they have so many questions in mind but all they got to do is survive.
Through the whole book I was on the edge of my seat, well, you might as well say I did not sit at all because of all the unexpected happenings. I hate how authors leave you with too many questions until the point where you are left in the total darkness with a big fat confusion inside. But somehow through that I feel this series getting better and therefore I believe that it is worth 5 full, shining stars!!
I just finished this book, literally 5 minutes ago and I’m in a deep shock and a real big book hangover right now. This is the first book I’ve ever read written by James Dashner and wow, I’m so impressed by his creativity and cleverness. I’m so happy I have the sequel ready because I don’t think I can bear going a day not knowing what would happen next, ‘cuz the ending was HUGE!!!
The Maze Runner by James Dashner is the first book in The Maze Runner series and has 374 pages (62 chapters). The main character Thomas wakes up in a lift not remembering anything about himself or his life before he ended up in the lift, except his name. When the steel doors in the ceiling opens up, he is welcomed by a bunch of teenage boys to a place called the Glade. The Glade is surrounded by 4 big walls that open up everyday and close at night and beyond those 4 walls is the Maze. The Gladers haven’t been able to solve the Maze during the 2 years they’ve been there with one new boy every month. Each night there are monsters searching through the Maze, killing every living thing they see while the Maze changes it’s paths. But soon the lift brings a girl up, the first girl ever to enter the Glade. But what really matters is the dark message she delivers.
I enjoyed this book from page one ’til the very end and I can’t wait to know what’s next! It blew my mind several times throughout the book and impressed me more and more with it’s cleverness. I love the fact that it’s mainly about never giving up hope, even when they’re trying to crush it. It also felt good to read a book with a male main character after The Hunger Games, Divergent etc.
I’m so happy that the movie is coming out soon, on September 11th. Can’t wait!!!