Synopses & Reviews
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade — a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up — the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.
Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
"An intensely suspenseful page-turner." School Library Journal
"A riveting suspense novel with an anti-behaviorist message that works...because it emerges only slowly from the chilling events." Kirkus Reviews
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 Series A USA Today Bestseller 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.
"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.
When Thomas wakes up, he's surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got there. The next day, a girl arrives with a surprising message.
The first book in the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series — The Maze Runner is a modern classic, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent.
About the Author
James Dashner is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series as well as The Eye of Minds, which is the first book in the Mortality Doctrine, the 13th Reality series and The Infinity Ring. He was born and raised in Georgia, but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. To learn more about James and his books, visit JamesDashner.com.