The Maze Runner Trilogy (Maze Runner, #1-3) by James DashnerThe perfect gift for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent, this boxed set of the paperback editions of James Dashners New York Times bestselling series includes The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, and The Death Cure. The Maze Runner motion picture featuring the star of MTVs Teen Wolf, Dylan OBrien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and hits theaters September 19, 2014 Also look for James Dashners newest book The Eye of Minds, book one in the Mortality Doctrine series.
If you aint scared, you aint human.
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. Hes 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. Its the only way out--and no ones 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.
Praise for the Maze Runner series:
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
Exclamation-worthy. --Romantic Times
STAR] James Dashners 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
Everything Wrong With The Maze Runner In 16 Minutes Or Less
Sign in. Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape. Awakening in an elevator, remembering nothing of his past, Thomas emerges into a world of about thirty teenage boys, all without past memories, who have learned to survive under their own set of rules in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. With a new boy arriving every thirty days, the group has been in "The Glade" for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space patrolled by cyborg monsters named 'Grievers'. They have begun to give up hope when a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change with the boys dividing into two factions: those willing to risk their lives to escape and those wanting to hang onto what they've got and survive. A teen wakes up in a clearing in the center of a gigantic maze with no memory of his past, finding himself a resident in community of boys who have built a village in the glade and who sends two of its strongest and fittest runners into the maze every morning to find a way out. Every night the doors to the maze close and creatures known as 'grievers' kill those who are stuck inside.
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So there's this kid who wakes up in an elevator with no memory of his past other than the fact that his name is Thomas. When it the elevator doors open, he is pulled into a huge glade by a bunch of teenage boys who also have no memories besides what they should be called. They all share a strange vocabulary, a fondness for capitalizing words to make them special, and the same mysterious fate. Thomas gradually discovers that the Glade see what they did there? Capitalize it and BOOM, you got yourself a name is run by two boys, Alby and Newt, who maintain order by enforcing strict rules and keeping all of the boys busy harvesting food and whatnot.