Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Maze Runner

I finished reading one of the best books I've ever read, The Maze Runner by James Dashner. If you like Hunger Games then you'll like this. In fact I think I like it better than The Hunger Games, it all depends on how the books end (the ending of the Hunger Games trilogy kind of made me like it less).  People are comparing it to The Hunger Games, myself included but it's quite different.  It's along the same line because teens are forced to do terrible things but I didn't come away angry or really sad like I did reading The Hunger Games....maybe that's because The Hunger Games numbed my emotions. Nah, I don't think so, it's just not the same. I borrowed them from my friend Amanda but I plan to buy them. Ok I'm editing this post and adding this...if you DIDN'T like The Hunger Games I still think you should give this a shot because it really is different and it's very good! I don't like to give away the story line so I won't tell you what's in the book but I think you'll like it.
The Maze Runner is intense and exciting and just when you know what's going on or what will happen next the surprises come again and you're left wanting more. I anticipate the next books in the trilogy to be just as good. Possibly my new favorite trilogy! All 3 books are out, the 2nd book is The Scorch Trials and 3rd is The Death Cure. Also he's writing a 4th book called The Death Order and this book is supposed to take place BEFORE the events in the first book The Maze Runner. I can't wait for the movie in 2013!


  1. Will I like them if I didn't like the Hunger Games?

    1. I think that you will Julie! Especially when you get a hint of why they're doing what they are.