Friday, December 18, 2015

Nicole Speaks: The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1) by: James Dashner

Every now and then my sister drops by the blog to join me in my book rambling and share her thoughts. If you want to know more about Nicole, click here.

Release Date: October 6, 2009
from Delacorte
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"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."

Nicole Speaks:
I have wanted  to read The Maze Runner ever since the movie came out, partially because Dylan Obrien who plays Thomas is beautiful and that alone is a good enough reason to see the movie, but there were just so many series I needed to finish before starting another one and I kept stalling.  But as I was creeping though Teresa's endless library like I usually do I finally decided I needed to read this.  I'm so glad I picked it up because its so different from a majority of other books I have read.  I was as confused as Thomas was for most of the book. Usually, in most of the books I read, the main character is unsure of what's going on, but we all know her love interest isn't human, or some character is really evil (and don't get me wrong I love all of that) but it was a weird feeling to be equally as lost and confused as the character. It made me care more about getting out of the maze. I needed to know what the hell was going on! 

**spoilers ahead**I really enjoyed every moment of this book, and I knew that whoever did this to all of these kids must be cruel, but I felt so betrayed reading the very last page of this book. I was so relieved and excited for the boys that they were finally free and that they had finally been “rescued”.  Then to find out that it was all another trick and that they were only getting one good nights sleep before the games began again was horrible!  So many lives were lost and these psychos don't even seem to care. It's all about their variables and experiments. I can't wait to read the  next book because I thought I finally had some answers, but then that stupid last page has me more confused and intrigued and left me with more questions than before.  **end of spoilers** And for some reason even though most books that leave me with more questions than answers annoy me, this one made me love it even more.  

Update: So as soon as I finished that book I stole the movie from Teresa and watched it… Multiple times.  The movie was amazing and can't wait for the next one! 


  1. Oi, thanks for reminding me. I should borrow the movie and give it a go this holiday. I do love dystopic movies versus reading them.

    Happy weekend!

  2. Lovely review! I definitely enjoyed this one and I also need to pick up the last book in the series. And the movie is amazing! Can't wait to see the next one!

  3. I've wanted to read this one for a while too. Sounds like I need to find the time.

  4. I loved this book, but I never read the rest of the books because of the reviews on the very last book.

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