quinta-feira, 6 de novembro de 2014

Review: The Maze Runner triology

The Maze Runner triology
by James Dashner

The Maze Runner                      The Scorch Trials                   The Death Cure

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Brief Introduction (from goodreads):

"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.


I marathoned this triology and its prequel and I'm starting to feel that maybe it was a bad idea. The prequel is excellent and so is the first book in triology. The second book is good, maybe not what I was expecting but still a good book. The Death Cure, the third and last book in this triolidy was the death of the triology for me.

The Kill Order (the prequel to this triology and which review you read here) and The Maze Runner were quick paced and action packed books that kept me on the edge trough the entire story.The characters were very good, incredinbly consistent and the plot was sometimes mind blowing. By the time I finished them I was officially in love with James Dashner for being such a realistic dystopian author. You can actually noticed my adoration for him in my The Kill Order's review!

The Schorch Trials were slightly more slow paced but plot was still interesting and the characters still gripped me.

The Death Cure was a disappointment honestly. It was so much more slow paced than I could ever expect a James Dashner's book to be... Some characters disappointed me, the plot didn't even seem like a plot, everything seemed slightly disconnected and the story looked like it was going nowhere. The ending of the book itself was good, I was satisfied with it, but the development of The Death Cure had so much more potential.

Regardless of my opinion of the third book I still think this is a series worth reading and I will not hesitate to reccommend it. Alhtough I will always be careful to give whoever I reccommend it to (including you guys) a heads-up about the third book.

2 comentários:

  1. I really did enjoy this series, but I read them in a spaced out time, and I can't imagine marathoning it! I hope you go and see the movie and like that as well! My favourite book had to be the prequel. So much action, well connected to the rest and such likeable characters!

    1. Mine too! And the first book is a close second :)
      I will, and maybe I'll write a movie vs. book review ;)