|Nomadic SA Chick||
Publisher: Delacorte Publisher
Page Count: 384
Fiction Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Dystopian, YA, Adventure
Dates Read: October 10-11, 2015
Thomas has just woken up in a metal box. It's moving, but he doesn't know where it's going or where it came from. In fact, the only thing Thomas can remember is his name. He's been delivered to The Glade, and a large group of boys are there to meet him. He quickly learns that they only way to get out of The Glade is through the maze, where the walls change patterns each night, and it's filled with creatures set of killing the boys. But everything is changing, and it becomes obvious when the first and only girl shows up with a message; she is the last.
This was much better than I expected it to be. I don't know what exactly I was expecting, but it was not good; maybe I am getting burnt out on predictable YA novels. The Maze Runner though is really good. Well written and full of suspense. I loved that I was unable to predict what 100% of the story, partially do to being so engrossed in the story. Dasher is a great story teller who is very skilled at character development and setting a good pace. That ending though! Oh my! Tears, hope, relief, and shock. I am looking forward to reading The Scorch Trials.
As a side note, I was hella disappointed with the move. It was such a bad adaption that bastardized a good book.
Ratings (based on a 10 point scale)
Quality of Writing - 8
Pace - 7
Plot Development - 7
Characters - 7
Enjoyability - 8
Insightfulness - 5
Ease of Reading - 7
Photos/Illustrations - N/A
Overall Rating - 4 out of 5 stars