The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, Book One)
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
The first book in the blockbuster phenomenon The Maze Runner series now features chapters from the highly-anticipated series conclusion, The Fever Code, the book that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built! 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. Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying. Remember. Survive. Run. The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018. Also look for James Dashner’s edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series! Praise for the Maze Runner series:A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series A USA Today Bestseller A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost."—EW.com “Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed.”—Newsday “[A] nail-biting must-read.”—Seventeen.com “Breathless, cinematic action.”—Publishers Weekly “Heart pounding to the very last moment.”—Kirkus Reviews “Exclamation-worthy.”—Romantic Times “James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.”—Shelf Awareness, Starred "Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book."-Deseret News
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"Wasn’t as good as the movie unfortunately, but still really fun to read. I think I would have loved it more if I’d read it before watching the movies. "
"5/10 I can already imagine some of the backlash I’ll get for this one… but I didn’t love it. I felt the writing style was very boring and the book seemed to drag a lot. Written from a third person POV, which I didn’t enjoy. I decided I’ll probably still give the next one a chance though so stay tuned. "
"Thomas is such a bland character. He’s one of the most blatant self insert characters I’ve ever come across, and I just don’t care about him. This wouldn’t be a problem if the other characters were good, but they were either almost as hollow as Thomas or one note stereotypes. Honestly, the story had potential, and I liked the concept. I just don’t think James Dashner is a good writer."