October 2009 Indie Next List
“James Dashner's The Maze Runner is a fast-paced, disorienting, and frighteningly adventurous story, one that any fan of The Hunger Games or Lord of the Flies is sure to love.”
— Kyla Paterno, Garfield Book Company at PLU, Tacoma, WA
Book one in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon And don't miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built
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.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out--and no one's ever made it through alive.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying: Remember. Survive. Run. The Maze Runner
and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf
, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure
, will hit screens in 2018. Also look for James Dashner's edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series Praise for the Maze Runner series: A #1 New York Times Bestselling SeriesA USA Today BestsellerA Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the YearAn ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults BookAn ALA-YALSA Quick Pick
" A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.
"Wonderful action writing--fast-paced
...but smart and well observed." --Newsday
" A] nail-biting
"Breathless, cinematic action.
" --Publishers Weekly
to the very last moment." --Kirkus Reviews
" --Romantic Times
"James Dashner's illuminating prequel The Kill Order
] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner series] and prove just as exciting for readers
new to the series." --Shelf Awareness
"Take a deep breath before you start
any James Dashner book." --Deseret News From the Hardcover edition.
Praise for the Maze Runner series:
A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Book Sense Bestseller
An Indie Next List Selection
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick
"[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost."—EW.com
“Wonderful action-writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed.”—Newsday
“[A] nail-biting must-read.”—Seventeen.com
“Breathless, cinematic action.”—Publishers Weekly
“Heart pounding to the very last moment.”—Kirkus Reviews
* “James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.”—Shelf Awareness, Starred
“Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.”—Deseret News