Okay, so even though I haven’t ACTUALLY read Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games, it has been on my giant leaning-tower-of-TBR list for ages now. And I know the general premise. And from that information, I deduce that if you are a fan of Hunger Games, you will be a fan of James Dashner‘s The Maze Runner. Logical Lucy, that’s me.
Let me set the stage for you. You wake up in a metal box that’s being slowly elevated. You have no idea who you are beyond your name or why you’re in said box. And you don’t know where you’re going to end up. The box stops and opens up and next thing you know, you’re with a group of teenage boys in a large area enclosed by giant stone walls. Turns out these walls close at sunset and you want to be within the walls by then or else…
Why are the boys trapped in a giant maze? And why does Thomas feel as though he’s been there before?
I, for one, picked it up thinking I’d read a few pages then set it down and rejoin my mother in cooking. Well, that didn’t happen. Instead I tore through the book in three hours. It’s fast-paced and definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat. I am now eagerly awaiting the sequels (it’s going to be a trilogy when it’s all said and done).
It’s not out yet – comes out October 6th, but I’d highly recommend keeping an eye out for it.
But to whet your appetite, check out an excerpt from The Maze Runner here. Or you could win an ARC (advanced reader’s copy) over at Random Buzzers!