E here... I just finished reading The Maze Runner Trilogy and LOVED it. There is a fourth book (a prequel) that I have not read yet and another book (a second prequel) due out this September. I'm not sure if I will read the prequel books. I'm pretty satisfied with the story arc as is. I did three Facebook posts as I read the series, so I thought I would share them here for those of you that are not on Facebook and/or didn't see them.
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THE MAZE RUNNER (Book 1)
I remember a few years ago, it seemed like every other one of my students was reading Dashner's THE MAZE RUNNER. Even the boys (which is quite unusual--they don't read near as much as the girls). Well, I might be the last one to the party, but I finally got around to reading it myself this past weekend. WOW! It's excellent! The plot is intense, intricate, and well thought out. The world building fully realized, and the pacing lightning-fast. I am truly impressed. If you are looking for an excellent YA read, check it out. Have you read it? What did you think? I'm on to book two...
THE SCORCH TRIALS (Book 2)
WOW-weee! Book 2 of The Maze Runner Trilogy, THE SCORCH TRIALS, is even better than the first. Intense, compelling, and intriguing! Dashner is a YA dystopian master thriller writer. The world that his characters find themselves in is intricately designed. Like the series LOST, there is a wealth of backstory that gets released to the reader at just the right pace to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat. Ridiculously addictive! I can't say enough good things about this series. Highly recommended! I just started book 3, THE DEATH CURE. I'll let you know how that goes...
THE DEATH CURE (Book 3)
Okay, I just finished the Maze Runner Trilogy. Excellent!!! I think the final book, THE DEATH CURE, was the best of the three. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll just say that it was a totally satisfying read and the ending was awesome. If you haven't read this series, do so. You won't be sorry. Has anyone read the Prequel novel, THE KILL ORDER? Did you like it? I kind of wish I would have read it first, but it was released after the series and I didn't notice it. I feel like I know so much about what happened before Thomas was dropped off in the maze, that I'm not sure I would like it. Plus, there's another dystopian series I'm anxious to get started on call The Fifth Wave (also a movie -- to be released in a few days). Hmmm, what to do???
So, now I'm off the watch the movies. I always like to read the book first. If I watch the movie first, I always find myself bored since I know more or less what's about to happen. I hope you find The Maze Runner series as enjoyable as I did. Until next time...