I bought the Maze Runner like two years ago, because I kept seeing it everywhere. I kept picking it up, prepared to read it, but I could only get through the first page before dropping it and reading something else. I don’t know why. I think it’s because the font was quite small in my edition and I hate reading books when the words are really small ‘cos it gives me a freaking headache.
So I forgot about it and then after many months, saw that they’d made a movie. So of course, I wanted to watch it. Because hey, I had the book at home so I felt entitled to get excited over this movie.
So I watched the movie, and LOVED it.
I realised they would bring a second movie out, and so, I decided to read the series before the second one came out. I didn’t want a repetition of what happened with the Hunger Games. (I watched all the movies, and now I can’t be bothered to read the books) Yeap, I know. Shoot me. Wait, I’ll do it myself.
So, I’ve read the books now. The Maze Runner, not the Hunger Games.
Usually, I ALWAYS point out the thing that I didn’t like about a book. Sometimes I can be rather harsh, I know. But still, someone’s gotta do it. Anyway, back to the main topic. I honestly loved this series. It was epic. It was a really fast-paced book, a lot of action, and really relatable characters. You’re thrown into crazy situations time after time, never knowing who’s going to survive or how they’re going to get the hell out, and what I most loved was that each chapter ending is kinda like a cliff-hanger, so you’re always left wanting to continue reading. I would say, ‘Yeah, okay, after this chapter I’ll stop and get some work done.’ End of chapter. ‘WTFFFFFFFFFFFF, I must continueeeee!’
And that’s what I want from a book. It’s annoying as f**k, ‘cos I waste an entire day of work, but hey, no one made me read the book. I don’t want to read a book that at any given time I can just leave it to do something else. No. If that’s the case, you haven’t done your job properly!
In any case, if any of you haven’t seen the movie or read the books, I suggest you do. And if you’re like me and you’ve watched the movie without reading the book, go and get the book. You won’t be disappointed, even though you’ve watched the movie. Trust me.
Now, if you don’t know what this series is about then,
Here’s the summary;
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 memories are also gone.
Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.
Outside 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.
And from here it just gets crazier and crazier.
Have you read the maze runner? Did you enjoy it? Let me know!:)