Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner In an effort to try and get caught up on all of my reviews, would you believe that the following thought actually crossed my mind?

“Don’t read anything new until you’ve caught up on your reviews.”

Would you believe that I’m actually contemplating following through with it too?

I know, right?

I have six total books left to review, before being current with my reading/blog entries. It seems feasible to do, since goodness knows, there’s plenty of other things I’m in the middle of doing at the moment, that take away from my reading time. The bulk of my reading time is spent on my lunch break, but I’m also becoming waaaaaaay too sedentary, and that CAN’T happen. So today’s lunch break was spent walking and actually -gasp- EXERCISING. AND IT FELT GOOD. Besides, taking a week off of reading actually lends into what I’d like to end this month’s worth of blog entries on, so it kind of works out perfectly.


I’m rambling. You’re here for books. So, without further ado, let me get on with it!

#46 – The Maze Runner by P.D. James

Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery

Page Numbers: 375 pages

Dates Read: 8/28/14 – 9/3/14

Plot in three lines or less: Taking the review from Amazon, since it’s easier that way: “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.”

New read or re-read? New read.

Would you read it again? Would you recommend it to others?  Yes, I would read it again, and would recommend it to others.

Why did I pick it up? A couple of my friends had recommended it to me awhile ago. Then we heard the movie was coming out. I have this odd fascination of knowing what movies based on books are about BEFORE the movies come out, regardless of whether or not I actually see the movie. (The same can be said of TV. See my Game of Thrones entry.)

Rating: 4/5

Other Notes: I found the book very easy to read, and yet still very enjoyable. I don’t want to talk too much about it, since there could end up being a lot of spoiler-ish kind of stuff. I don’t know if I’d ever want to see the movie now, though, and the reason for that? The Grievers scared the bejebbers out of me.

And – I was just at the bookstore on Friday night, and splurged on a few books for my birthday. I did pick up books 2 and 3 in this series, and hope to read them soon.

Grand Total: 103


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