DeAnna Reviews: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

by DeAnna on September 18, 2014

DeAnna Reviews: The Maze Runner by James DashnerThe Maze Runner by James Dashner
Series: The Maze Runner #1
Published by Delacorte Press on 2009
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Pages: 375
Format: eBook
The first book in the

I’ve actually had The Maze Runner on both my TBR and my Kindle for quite some time now (over a year!), but with the movie coming out and my husband having just read it, I decided to finally give it a try.

I’ve got to tell you that right from the start, I really wasn’t that into it. It never really grabbed or excited me. It did, however, leave me with enough questions that I knew I’d have to finish it, but I did so very slowly.

Part of the problem for me was that it somewhat reminded me of The Hunger Games. I’m not really sure why as it was very different, but there was just something about it, and unfortunately, it wasn’t a favorable comparison because THG was much better!

Though I was never completely hooked and was slightly bored, I never really considered DNF’ing. Like I said, there were just too many questions and mysteries set up early on that I knew I needed the answers to. By the time I hit about 60%, I was not completely hooked, but anxious to finish.

At the end of The Maze Runner, most of my questions have been answered, and I’ve been left with new ones. I’m just trying to decide at this point if I need the rest of the answers badly enough to continue the series. My instinct is that I will probably finish it at some point, but I wasn’t left with the feeling that I needed to keep reading immediately.


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