Okay, it's only the three main books, not the two prequels, and this is why...
BEWARE THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!
At first upon opening the Maze Runner I found myself a little perplexed by the publisher’s comments in the first page. To say it made me curious was an understatement but I also saw it as a challenge. I am used to reading the usual spiel displayed by publishers when they try to big up a book but this was different it was more informal than usual.
When the book started I was in the same thought about the main character, Thomas, who woke up in what seemed to be in a fast-paced 'what the hell' moment. That kind of adrenaline filled ‘I need to find out what’s going on’ motion stuck with me throughout the whole of the book and made me keep reading. Even at the very last line I was like..... OMG! I need the next book now because of the cliff hanger it landed on.
The second book started out pretty much the same way as the first however I found myself wanting to scream at times because I wanted to know what was going on and I still had enormous unresolved issues from the previous book that sort of, but didn’t quite, get answered in the previous one.
Despite the explanations (fleeting and brief – that was the point) of the reasoning behind WICKED doing what they were doing because they were tracking brain patterns, I was not satisfied with any of the answers at all especially with Teresa turning on Thomas and then turning back again, and then the issues with Brenda and how everyone ends up at the same place at the same time. By the time they got to the Safe Haven, I was feeling a little underwhelmed as I know the characters were (the sign of a good story or a bad story?)
By the time I got to the third book I was like WTF how can this be happening to this group of kids again because by that point they have been through so much the whole scenario seems completely evil and unfair. Honestly, it is like there is no reprieve for these dudes whatsoever and it makes me feel awful for them. Also the whole two books before ‘The Kill Cure’ were literally about Thomas wanting to remember things and understand what was going on, however, when it gets to the point where WICKED want to give back everyone’s memories he suddenly decides he doesn't want to and for me as a reader that was a huge let down because it means I don’t think I will ever get the answers to the questions I have and let's face it that's not much of an incentive to finish the book....
While I can say I loved the first book, overall, and I'm glad I can check this off my 'to read' list, I would have to admit that this was not my cup of tea.
The thoughts and musings of an author who can't get her brain to shut off.
I don't like rating books. I think a 'good book', much like 'good music', is subjective.
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