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I'm eventually actually gonna try my hand at reviewing books. I am not promising greatly written reviews as I am incredibly "to the point" in my writing. But at the very least you will find out if I like the book or not.


The Maze Runner - Review

The Maze Runner - James Dashner


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.


5/5 stars


So I only decided to read this book because I found out Dylan O'Brien was going to be portraying the main character in the movie. I am really glad that I decided to read it and not just waited go see the movie when it comes out. I didn't know to much about what it was about when I started reading it and I'm glad that I managed to avoid major spoilers or the experience would have been ruined for me.


The most frustrating thing about the book is probably that pretty much all the characters are teenage boys. They could be very arrogant. But after a while I just got used to it. It's frustrating that we don't find out too much about the situation the boys are in until closer to the end but that's also kind of necessary for the story. So I guess it helps you relate to the characters frustrations a bit. 


Now I haven't read the other books in the series yet, so this might come back and bite me in the ass but there was one major hope I had while I was reading. I just really don't want Teresa and Thomas to be romantically involved. I loved that there was a female character added but it also frustrated me because I was hoping to read a book series with little to no romance in it. I guess I'll have to wait and see for that one.


The only other issue I had was that the one character I didn't want to die ended up dying. I actually cried, I was so upset by it. 


Other than that I loved the ending. It really left you hanging and I can't wait to read the next book to see what happens. The whole concept was very interesting and even though there are a lot of young adult dystopian book series coming out of the woodwork I didn't feel like it was boring to read. It had some twist and turns that I felt made it worthwhile to take the time out of your day and read it.