The Maze Runner by 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.


I had put off reading this book because I did not think I would enjoy it. I read it as part of the Serial Series Reading Challenge in the For Love of a Book group on Goodreads.

I went into this book not expecting much but maze running adventures, I definitely did not expect the ending. As I had seen the trailer for the movie numerous times I was excited, it looked action packed, in that aspect the book did not live up to my expectation.


The start of this book was slow and Thomas annoyed me. Despite the beginning I really enjoyed this book. The action eventually picked up although it was mostly just standing around and talking about running the maze instead of actually running the maze.


I don’t understand the Grievers, they sounded overly complex and grotesque. Why the kids would trust the antidote supplied to them by the people who put them in the maze in the first place is beyond me. It made no sense.

Even with the minor flaws I did thourougly enjoy this book. The ending really hooked me in and I just need to know what happens next. I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of this series!!


2 thoughts on “The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s