Maze Runner Trilogy



Are you a reader?  I love to read.  Back in July I wrote a post about how I keep track of all my books on Goodreads.  It is a wonderful way to keep track of what I have read as well as what I want to read. 

About 3 weeks ago my sister, Lynette, told me about The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  She heard it was a great young adult trilogy. It is about a teen, Thomas, who wakes up in the Glade, an area surrounded by huge walls.  Outside the walls is a maze.  He and the others not only have to figure out how to get out of the maze in which Grievers roam, but why are they in the maze?

My son saw the email and had already read the first two books.  He loved them and wanted me to read them.  So in the midst of everything going on and the holiday season, I checked out the first book.  I couldn’t put it down.  So immediately I read the second book, The Scorch Trials. Since I spent about 5 hours in a hospital waiting room,  I finished that book quite quickly.  Again I could not put it down.  First time I think I didn’t mind sitting in a waiting room.

As soon as a copy of the third and recently released book, The Death Cure was available at my library, I picked that up as well. I gave the first and second books 5 stars.  Yes, the second one was just as good as the first.  That rarely happens.  I gave the third book only a 4. It was good, but I felt that a lot was left unanswered.


I am so excited.  I just found out that there will be a prequel, The Kill Order.  It will be released next August.  The Maze Runner .5 book will be on my list to read immediately when it comes out.  How, oh how, will I wait that long to get my questions answered?

If you are looking for some good reading, go pick up this trilogy.  Don’t wait for the prequel to read first.  Part of the reason the books are good is because of the mystery as to why it is all happening.  I think reading the prequel first would ruin that.


My library does not have any other of James Dashner’s books, so I am going to start this series by getting it through an interlibrary loan. 
Have you read the Maze Runner Trilogy?  If so, what did you think?  Have you read The 13th Reality series? 
What have you read lately that you really enjoyed?

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