Maze Runners

The Maze Runner Trilogy: A Book Series Review


Title: The Maze Runner

Book Blurb:

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.

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Book Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Lusters: N/A {I watched the movie.}

Title: The Scorch Trials

Book Blurb:

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.

Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.

There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.

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Book Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Lusters: ✼ ✼ ✼ ✼ 

 [ Concept: 4/5 | Character Build-up: 3/5 | Execution: 4/5 | Writing Style: 4/5 ]

Title: Death Cure

Book Blurb:

It’s the end of the line.

WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.

Will anyone survive?

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Book Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Lusters: ✼ ✼ ✼  

[ Concept: 4/5 | Character Build-up: 3/5 | Execution: 3/5 | Writing Style: 4/5 ]

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WHAT I HAVE TO SAY

James Dashner knows how to seduce his readers. I can’t put down the book. I skipped sleeping on the bus on the way to work.

The way he writes is easy. Flowy. Simple. And that’s exactly how you nail an adventure book. He keeps you hooked with the story itself and nothing else. Or okay, maybe with the characters. But, I don’t know with you, it seems like Thomas, the novel’s hero, isn’t quite the perfect hero (and thank heavens, he’s not. That would be way too ideal if he was). His ass was saved by his friends, and even WICKED. He was hit by a rusty bullet he almost died from infection and WICKED saved him. He was nearly squashed when the WICKED building collapsed and Teresa saved died for him.

Good characters kept dying and I was hoping that Newt didn’t die. And the hundreds of munies in book 3.

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Everything was explained well — the why, how, who. The last requirement kind of surprised me. I didn’t think of that. I thought they’re still going to run a final test on Thomas, but no — they need him dead, but not his brain.

However, the ending. The ending. It’s anti-climactic. As always. (Same reaction when I finished Dan Brown’s Inferno.) I was thinking that there really would be a cure, but maybe I should’ve gotten clues from the title, ‘Death Cure’. The cure is death for the infected.

I enjoyed the trilogy though. :) I think I liked Dashner’s books more than Suzanne Collins (since I stopped reading The Hunger Games by book 3). Haha.

I’m looking forward to the movie adaptation of the 2nd book. I want to see how Brenda and Thomas look together.


MAZE RUNNER FANGIRLING. I leave you with this:

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