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Synopsis:

“If you ain’t scared, YOU AIN’T HUMAN.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose are also gone.

NICE TO MEET YA, SHANK. WELCOME TO THE GLADE.

Out side the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive.

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

REMEMBER. SURVIVE. RUN.”

Review:

This book was a surprise for me.

As a long time lover of the dystopian genre, I went into this book with a lot of mixed emotions.

This book has been known to have a lot of mixed reviews surrounding it. It’s a book that you either love or hate. Most people choose the later but there are those few exceptions that love this book and its sequels.

I happen to be one of those exceptions.

I think that the characters featured in this book were incredibly interesting to learn about. There, honestly, wasn’t one character that I preferred over the others, I think that they were all interesting in their own way. The only wish I had with this book was that I wish there had been more female characters. Why wasn’t there any in the maze before Teresa arrived? That is a question I wanted answered in this book but never was. Hopefully it will be in the next few books in the series.

I also really liked how there was no romance in this book. I could kind of see a budding romance forming between Thomas and Teresa but I liked how there was no real romance that we could see throughout the story line.

The plot of this book is where it lost me. I think that this is the case for most people though. I felt like there was so many things going on at one time that it was hard to keep track of. It was kind of info-dumpy in my personal opinion. It did fix itself as the book went along but I felt like the author could have made the plot a lot more straight-forward instead of leaving me somewhat confused.

Overall, I did really like this book. It had its ups and downs but for the most part, the positives outwayed the negatives. I know that this book series just got turned into a movie series so I will be checking those out soon along with the next book in the series.

RATING: 4/5

 

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