Book Review: The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) – James Dashner

via Goodreads

via Goodreads

I’m one to admit that I’ve read some of the books because of my initial interest for its impending film adaptation. The Maze Runner is one of them. I’m not even aware of James Dashner prior since I’m not really into his genre. I’ve got to admit though, the book’s actually pretty cool!

“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.

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.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying. – via Goodreads

I loved the whole premise of the book. The maze was a thrill to imagine and each character are clearly unique from each other. I’m just so in love with Chuck’s character. He’s such a doll and some of his moments are just so very human – perhaps, the most emotional in the book. I also loved how the author keeps it subtle when it comes to revealing something from each character. It’s very hard to predict what’s coming up next.

What I didn’t like about it is the “Underworld” vibe I’ve got at the latter part of the book. The e-mailing thingy was like – seriously?

Overall, the cool factor wins over and there’s definitely more to look forward in this trilogy.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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