The Maze Runner by James Dashner Review

Maze Runner by James Dashner Review

So I am now trying to get through all the books that I own copies of before I go and buy some new books. So one of the first books on my slightly small pile of TBR was the Maze Runner a book I have heard great and bad things about depending on which people you talk to, so I had mixed feelings about starting and if you read on then you can see what I thought of the book.



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.

Taken From Goodreads

So after seeing a number of different book tubers say that they never really liked this book I actually thought I would end up regretting buying the book, after reading the book I can now say that I have got no idea where these book tubers where coming from as I loved it. I was told that it reminded them a lot of hunger games but I don’t see it at all. The reason why I loved it so much was just how slow and intense everything was from the beginning till about 70% of the way through the book and then the pace quickened and I loved how you couldn’t put it down when this happened as it was something new in the book and it was just great overall.

When Thomas in first introduced into the world of the maze the first thing he notice was that everyone there was a young boy aging from 17 being the oldest and 12 being the youngest. For me this was a new concept I have not heard of before and straight away I intrigued and this was all within 10 pages of starting the book.

So with the way that the area was described it made imagining where the bunch of lads very easy, they lived in a big box that had no roof and big enough to get in a few buildings and be able to have a farm land and a graveyard. But for me the best description in the book was when James Dashner was describing the monsters in the maze Graviers, they were the size of cows but black and also slightly mechanical with arms that have different purposes. Just overall if you needed something described in this book then I personally think that James Dashner did a very good job on doing so.

So like I said above for me this is a new style of book that I have never read before but I really loved the story and it made putting this book down really hard. It came to the point where I was glad for a 1hour and a half train journey back to university and it gave me a reason to read non-stop and get the book finished.

I really liked how Thomas went from being the really scared boy who didn’t know what to do with his life as he couldn’t remember a single thing that had happened to him expect for the last few minutes to the point where he is basically helping running the group of lads and one girl as he is able to risk himself for his friends and actually put himself in danger just so that he can try and get his memories back to try and help his friends escape.

Do overall this book is really good and do I recommend that you give it a chance and not listen to what other reviewers are saying until you have checked out the book for yourself as for me it was great read with a great story that was nice and slow at first to try and raise the tension to a sudden increase in pace to show just how urgent it is for the rest of the people to get out of the maze. I can tell you now that I am going to be finishing this series this year and ive already ordered the next book on amazon.

Buy Maze Runner Here


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