Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Book review: The Maze Runner trilogy

The publisher's son of Chicken House said that The Maze Runner makes The Hunger Games "feel like a walk in a park." - and I couldn't agree more.

One of my girlfriend told me to read this trilogy, after she watched the Glitterature book review on YouTube. She said since I am a big fan of the Hunger Games, I will love this too. So I went and get the books, and started it after finishing my Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.

Speaking of Fifty Shades of Trilogy, you can check out my post on that HERE.

The Maze Runner was the book I couldn't leave the house without. It was also the book I brought along with me to go shopping, the book I had to sneak-read when my mom wasn't looking while she was talking, and the book I hid under the dining table to read. I just couldn't put it down for a minute. ALL THREE OF THEM.

I finished the trilogy is 6 days. I'm not much of a speed-reader. I have a friend who can finish a trilogy in 16 hours. God-speed.

So what this trilogy talks about is that, this boy, Thomas, was sent to a big field where all dozens of other boys were there. These boys do not remember who they are, or where they came from, or even their last name, all they know is their first name. They were like trapped in a small world, on a big field, with a maze beyond it. For years, they have been trying to solve the maze to find the way out, as they believed. However, things are not as easy as it seemed. Every midnight, the maze walls will change. And ugly, awful creatures will come out and eat people who stuck in the maze, after the doors closed at midnight. It is basically similiar as THG as they too have Creators (in THG it's the Gamemakers) to create the maze and watch them all the time and make things work. All I can tell you is that it is like they are running an experiement, to study the power of human brain and its responses to variables. That's all I can tell you. I won't reveal much anymore, and therefore won't spoil the fun here. But it sure did give me to creeps reading it. It's super addictive, so good, I don't even know the right words to describe it. If you're a fan of The Hunger Games, this is surely the next big thing you don't wanna miss. I assure you. I've read many comments of people giving up during the first few chapters of the first book, because it involves slang that made specially for the story. But it's alright, not so confusing as they say.

James Dashner, you did one hell of a great work.

Time to tackle another book. Any suggestions? I don't go for self-enrichment or motivating books. I prefer something more of the adventure, great story-plotting type. Something like the books I reviewed.

"Is there anyone try to find me?
Won't somebody come take me home?"

I'm With You - Avril Lavigne.

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