30. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Andrea, Apocalyptic, Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense

The Maze Runner by James Dashner, 374 pages, read by Andrea, on 04/29/2012

After reading the post-apocalyptic Hunger Games series, I decided to start reading James Dashner’s Maze Runner series. There were several similarities between the two series. This book, like the Hunger Games series, is all about sacrifice, survival, and death. It is also going to the big screen. However, there were a few differences that made me like the Hunger Games much more. Although I liked The Maze Runner’s plot, I found Dashner’s writing style to be a little irritating. The creepy maze, desperation to find a way out, and suspense of the situations made me continue on, but the frequent breaks in the flow of the book (each chapter averaged about 2-4 pages at the most) seemed to chop the book up a little awkwardly. Overall, it was a good idea for a book and I am looking forward to learning what happens to the characters next.

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