When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze.
Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they came to be there—or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything—even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors—to try and find out.
Who is WICKED? Are they good or are they bad? That’s just the question Thomas and his fellow ‘Gladers’ ask themselves every day. All they know is that they’re in a maze, a giant maze and the only way out is to run. But beware of the Grievers and don’t get caught outside the walls after dark. This is the first book in a fantastic dystopian world series that will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat page after page. Good for 12+ - Marcelle (QBD)
An action-packed, riveting, fast-paced, page-turning novel, The Maze Runner is everything you could ask for and more.
Typically, I don’t go for books with lots of action and a male protagonists, but The Maze Runner had me enthralled. I honestly don’t have any criticism for this novel – it was believable, realistic, fast-paced but by no means rushed, the characters were quite intellectual, it had great character development not only of the main protagonist, but the side characters – it was just a brilliant read.
I highly recommend this for fans of dystopian, adventure, sci-fi, with a hint of romance. - Melissa (QBD)
This unique tale will have you absolutely hooked from the first page.
I devoured this, and the rest in the series in under a week. This book will leave your jaw dropping, see
If you can guess the endless twists and turns this book takes. At the cinemas now, be sure to jump in and read the book before you see the movie.
Reviewed by 30ti
The Maze Runner
This is a fast paced, thrilling young adult novel. Thomas awakens in an elevator that opens into a walled encampment surrounded by other boys who call themselves the Gladers. He has no memory of anything but his name. Soon he learns that no one knows why they have been sent here, but that in order to survive they will have to put their life on the line. Packed full of nail-biting suspense, action and kids that kick butt. Fans of the Hunger Games will devour this. Reviewed by 01jl.
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner is a thrilling dystopian novel that you will read in one sitting. As the first installment in the Maze Runner series it will have you hooked and begging for more as the story gets darker with every twist and turn. The story follows Thomas who wakes up in a maze with no memories of his past life and as he learns about the place the more he is willing to risk to escape. This compelling novel is a must read for all ages especially before the up and coming feature film hits the cinemas. Reviewed by 01bh.
Reviewed by J. Bravington
had heard many good things about this book and was excited to read it since the description of the novel was incredibly interesting and not similar to any other plot I had read before.It was an easy read and it didnt take me long to finish the book since the plot thickens continuously and became more and more interesting frequently. When I got to the end of the book, I was fairly disappointed.Even though the end of the book answered the questions that needed to be answered throughout the novel, the end seemed rushed and not exactly what I had been hoping for and I had no interest whatsoever to pick up the next book.To be completely honest, I found the book boring even with the constant question of whats going to happen next since there wasnt really a big bang and even found it a little immature especially with the way that they spoke to each other in the novel.I wouldnt exactly recommend The Maze Runner to other readers but I wouldnt warn away people looking to read the novel.