Title: The Circle Broken ( The Circle #2)
Author: K.M. Montemayor
Publication date: January 26th 2014
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance
My Rating: 5/5 ( A-)
Without Charlie, Lilly can find no reason to live. She throws herself into her studies and eventually becomes a doctor. But hiding behind her career doesn't work. Despite all her efforts to forget the past, she still finds herself haunted by her memories of him.
Charlie's decision to be with Lilly has cost him his freedom, and perhaps his sanity. His doctor finds his aberrant attraction to an Earthan fascinating and begins to experiment on him. The unorthodox treatment methods take a toll and Charlie finds himself questioning everything he ever believed about her.
A rebel group is gaining power on Sentria. The New Way promises the people more control over their own lives. Will the people finally be able to have freedom? Is that even possible for a planet that has been oppressed for centuries?
I received an e ARC of The Circle Broken from NetGalley in exchange with an honest review.
A book were my heart was broken with every turn of page narrated by Charlie and Lilly.
I have already read the first book, The Circle, and when I saw this, I could not do anything but get it.From How the way ended in Book 1 , I knew that this was going to be a sad book. And it was.
The only reason it took me so long to finish it is that I had started it during my finals and I could not handle reading something so sad during such nerving times. So as soon as I finished my exams, I continued reading. And I read it everywhere,in the airport, in the mall,in the shop,and in the car ( no worries I was not driving) And every time I had to fight the urge to hide my tears. I never cried in public over a book !
I read 10 years of torture, pain,and ghosts of memories. I do not which is worst. To think that someone you love is dead. Or to know that someone you love thinks that you are dead, and that you would never see her again because it is wrong by the rules
By the end, there were only 20 pages left, and I was completely loosing my mind; How can everything be fixed in 20 pages? I started pacing back and forth, tossing my phone away because I am afraid of what coming next. The probabilities where infinite. Lilly could move on and fall in love with someone else, or charlie could remain a jerk for ever, or he would come to his senses to late, and all I can do is scream and shout! My sister even started laughing at me. And the ending well, let me just say that you would have enjoyed watching me reading it !
I love how Kathleen added more description in this book than the first one. It really showed up and made a great difference in reading !
There was still some things that were a bit fast paced,and that I wish we got more explanation how it happened.
I really enjoyed getting tortured by The Circle Broken and I give it 5/5 stars ( A- according to my own rating scale ! )
Title: Storm Fall ( Rebel Wing #2)
Author: Tracy Banghart
Publisher: Alloy Entertainment
Publication Date: December 16th, 2014
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance
Format: e ARC
My Rating: 5/5 stars (A)
In the action-packed sequel to Rebel Wing, Aris battles for life and love . . . and not everyone will survive.
Aris Haan gave up everything to join the Atalantan Military: her family, her boyfriend, even her identity. In the end, though, it didn’t matter that she was a war hero. When the all-male Military discovered that she was actually a woman, she was sent home and erased from history.
Now she has a chance to go back to the battlefield—as herself. But as hard as it was to be a soldier in disguise, it’s even more difficult now. The men in her unit undermine her at every turn. The Safaran army has spies everywhere, perhaps even on Aris’s stationpoint. And she’s falling for her mysterious superior officer, Milek. But their relationship is forbidden, just stolen moments between training sessions and missions. There’s no room for love in war.
Then Aris discovers that Safara’s leaders have set their sights on her, Atalanta’s hero. And she must find them before they find her
I received Storm Fall from Alloy Entertainment via NetGalley in exchange with an honest review.
So we all know how sometimes the second book in a series is a huge let down to the readers, well Storm Fall does not fall under this category ! I absolutely loved this as much as the first book, if not more.
The Book begins with a new law being added, which is ( Women can volunteer to enter the Military). Of course, Aris volunteers , because the Military is now her life. Of course, there is also Milek ! However, he is not the reason why she is going back. She loves the fact that she can save people. Returning there as a women won't be easy. Almost everyone look down at her , or even worse, harass her.
The Plot thickens as Sadara's leaders feel that they are threatened by Aris, and would stop at nothing to bring her and Atlanta down.
As if the action was not enough, the interaction between characters develops , and adds new conflicts to the story. We also get more Ariek ( Romance) , which is awesome.
I really enjoyed Storm Fall as much as I loved Rebel Wings. Perhaps even more; I mean it contains more action and more romance!
I give it 5/5 stars and an A according to my own rating scale !
Author: Duncan Wills
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: August 29, 2014
Genre: Middle Grade, fantasy
Format: e ARC
My Rating: 3/5 stars ( C+)
It’s the 1950’s. Sammy is a quiet loner who has recently suffered personal tragedy. At the bottom of a wardrobe he finds a dusty old book which his dad brought back from the war. Unbeknown to him it is an ancient magical book possessing massive powers. Also unknown to him evil people in far off lands are searching for the book.
I received Footprints from Troubador Publishing LTD via Netgalley in exchange with an honest review .
This was magical middle grade read, where we observe Sammy's story with encountering a old magical book .
The book seems to hold onto all kind of secrets and knowledge about the world and in the wrong hands, the consequences might be lethal.
Sammy's life literally changes once he finds this old book, which is really interesting to read.
However, 80% of the entire story was absolutely predictable for me, so I was not that affected by the story.
I still think it a pretty fine Middle grade read; something young children might really enjoy reading.
I give Footprints 3/5 stars and a C+ according to my own review scale!
Title: Order of the Dimensions
Author: Irene Helenowiski
Publication Date: September 14th, 2012
My Rating : 3/5 stars ( C-)
When Jane Kremowski first began her graduate studies in physics at Madison State University in Wisconsin, little did she know where her work would take her. Now, she is embroiled in a multitude of dimensions all leading to different outcomes. She and her colleagues therefore must act wisely in order to take and keep away the Order of Dimension from falling into the wrong hands for the sake of her loved ones.
I received a copy of Order of the Dimensions from the author in exchange with an honest review.
This book is the first in the Order of the Dimensions Trilogy.
This book took me to another world, where all my fantasies of seeing what happen in alter universes/dimensions came true during the days I was reading it.
Imagine that there is a device that can transport you to another dimension, a place were you gain control of not losing a family member, or a place where you rule the WORLD. Yes, It gets dangerous when the device falls in the wrong hands. Which happens, a lot !
You get to see what happens in many dimensions, which is shaped according to what the one in controls wants.
Although , the premise of the story is way more than just appealing, I had some problems with the writing style.
The author seems to be into describing the way the conversation is going instead of how the characters are dealing with the situation.
The Emotions in this book play a huge part, but being described in just a single or couple of words does not serve it any good.
There is a thing that was a bit confusing, like when does the person remember if he/she was from another dimension.
However, this was such an interesting read that I was barely able to put it down.I am looking forward to start book 2 soon . Irene told me that the writing style is different in the last two books, which is great because the series has such a great premise and the the writing style will add up to the entire book quality
I give this book 3/5 stars and a C- according to my own rating scale.
Title: To Make a Witch (Sword of Elements #1.5)
Author: Heather Hamilton-Senter
Publication Date: October 1st 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
At her old school, Lacey found herself on the wrong side of a conflict between Celtic gods. Making a new start in an exclusive boarding school in New Orleans, she hopes to forget that she was once on the verge of becoming a powerful witch—and everything she has lost since then.
When a gruesome murder occurs in the very heart of Westover Academy, Lacey senses a connection between it and the desecration of the tomb of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo queen. Haunted by a trauma in her past and the resulting OCD, Lacey must solve the mystery before she becomes the killer’s next target.
Circumstances beyond her control may once again make Lacey McInnis—cheerleader, scholar, and all-around good girl—a witch.
Heather grew up in a family where books of myth and legend were used to teach the ABCs and Irish uncles still believed in fairies. Raised with tall tales, she has always told stories too- first as an actor and singer, then as a photographer, and now as a writer.
Heather lives in rural Ontario, Canada happily raising three children ranging in age from 6 to 18 with her biggest fan, her husband Steve.
Olivia, time is almost over due."
I open my eyes to see how gloomy this place is. Hearing a voice no matter how serine, without seeing a figure frightens me. My right arm starts throbbing and the walls of darkness start spinning around me. I hold my right arm closer to my chest and my fingers run over a scar on my wrist.
A shadow suddenly appears right in front of me. The face is covered , but from the unusual hair style hanging outside the hood I can tell that she is a woman. She reached for my right hand and electricity sparks in every inch of my body. I feel like I have zero gravity and suddenly I can't feel the ground holding my legs. I was flying, no, levitating ! The wind suddenly starts blowing, as if it was generated from this supernatural electric spark.
The hood covering the Shadows face is slightly moved to uncover half of her face. Her eyes are purple , and her black lips reveal the following words
"Remember Olivia, the past is not what it seems to be" She let goes of my hand and the city of nothing I was in starts being sucked into this gigantic black hole.
Gravity pulls my numb body along and I am entrapped between screaming out of terror and shouting out my questions .
I decided to give it a shot and shout " Who are you ,why do you look oddly familiar , and what do you mean by vague past" . I feel like I have been thrown out as the black hole sucks me in , and I end up falling on my bed.
I sit up straight and look through the window to spot the moon ruling the sky. I wipe the sweat droplets on my forehead and try to make sense of the dream I just had. The door slams open and I see the worried look on my mother's face as she runs toward me to hold me in her arms.
"Did you have another bad dream, Olivia?" she asks.
"I guess so, but I can't remember anything" I had to lie to her.
My mother goes mad when I bring up anything mystical. I always seem to let my imagination get the best of me, in other words, I get lost in the fairy tale stories and end up thinking it was real. My dreams always give me a reason to do so.The frown on my mother's face is still there, so I draw a smile and reassure her that I am okay. She finally sighs , kisses me goodnight, and leaves my room.
As soon as the door is shut, I tip toe to my door and wait until I hear my mom shutting her bedroom's door. I run back to my bed , sit on the cold porcelain floor, and roll under my bed. I start exploring the edge of my bed which is almost glued to the wall with my hands, knocking every second until I reach it. An area that feels hollow . My fingers runs over a small hole. I whisper Got you as I pull the wooden piece and uncover a small note book and a small pen. I have been keeping track of my strange dreams ever since I learned how to write, and before that, I used to draw anything I could remember from my dreams. However, during that time I did not have a place to hide all of these things. My mother used to burn them in the fireplace and tell me that I should never think or be fascinated by the magical Realm. She finds magic stupid and vague, but the only thing that I have towards it is curiosity .
I start recording what I saw in my dream, and then start going through my previous entries. I have been having a theory, and I have awaited this day to prove it. On the first of July, I always get to see an extra feature of the Shadow. The creepy thing is ,the first of July is actually my birthday. This year, I saw her Purple eyes, which is such an exquisite feature. I have never seen a person with purple eyes before. At least, not a regular human being . Last year, I saw her blue bangs. There must be some kind of a logical explanation that links between my birthday date and the revealing of a new feature of the shadow. I return my note back to its secret place and go back to bed. The sun will rise soon and I want to be ready for my 15th birthday party.
I wake up to the sound of my singing mother and my 2 years old sister. I smile as they approach me and I try to fix my hair because I know that my mother will suddenly take a picture of me, and she does. I blow the candles on my birthday cake and give each of them a huge kiss. I wish dad was here today; He passed away last year after giving me the best present ever. My very own Horse; he named her Fidel. I still remember the day he was gone. I was sitting beside him while the doctor took my mother outside their room to tell her that there is nothing to do to save him from the plague. Dad's last words were the most bizarre thing that I have ever heard.
" Olivia , Fidel is no ordinary horse. She is bound to you in ways you could never imagine. She is and always will be loyal to you. Take her with you wherever you go, and she will always guard you. Do not tell your mother that I read you fairy tales; she gets very upset when such subject is brought up."
I started sobbing in a low voice because I don't want to upset him. I just want him here with me as much longer as possible.
"Don't cry dear child, you have such a great future ahead of you. Take this" He hands me a necklace with the a strange looking pendant.
It looked like a sailing hook where one half was wrapped with spines, and the other was coated with eye-catching violet color.
"Wow, these look expensive dad. It is lovely, thanks .You did not have to get them." Tears are now raining down my cheeks.
"Only the best for my daughter, I know that I won't be here next year, but I wanted to give you an early 15th birthday gift. Remember, with time the truth will be revealed, and no matter what happen, promise me that you face what you may have always feared."
He stops talking, stops breathing, and his eyes shut down. I remember crying for weeks after his death. I remember trying to analyze what he told me. I wrote it down , read it, and still I could not understand anything.
"Olivia, you can't be serious. It is your 15th birthday and you are still in bed" Selena shouts outside my window room.
My mom heads towards our porch door, and welcomes Selena with a warm hug. Selena marches to my room, grabs my cake plate, and finishes it up herself.
"Um, hello, birthday girl here. Should not I be the one eating the entire cake" I say with a laugh. She places a hand on her hips while scanning my closet , then grabs my old ripped jeans with a pick blouse to go with it.
"That is because you are slow like hell. Now got get ready, you and I will pick up Patrick , then go to the Carnival"
I start stuttering."The Ca-ca –r, sorry did you just say the Carnival ?"
The Carnival tickets are so expensive and none of us can actually afford it.
"Yes , is not that amazing. We have been all saving for this for a while now. Patrick, your mother, even your father and I have been planning for this day for two years now".
I can't believe they have done all of this for me, and ,my sweet father, he did not just give me an expensive necklace and a unique horse, but also a day to remember at the Carnival.
"Can I go too", my sister Rosie is pulling my mother's dress.
"Sorry dear, you are too young to attend. But do not worry , I have planned a couple of fun activities for you and me to do today" mother says as she reaches out and carry her.
After I get dressed, we ride Fidel, go to Patrick's house, and from there we head to the Carnival. A giant guy stamps our right wrists, and let us enter. He looks so weird; I don't think that it is normal for a person to be that huge. His beard is braided and his head is shaved and tattooed . Apparently , no one else notices anything weird about him, so I just keep my superficial comments to myself. We start admiring all of what is around us, from acrobatic to magic "Trick" shows. I must be hallucinating, cause every time I look a person in the eye, that person appears to have purple eyes for just a second. I stop and take a deep breath; I should not let my imagination affect my reality. Patrick and Selena walk towards me with concern.
"Are you okay," Selena asks.
"Yea, I am fine. It must be my Asthma acting out "
"Oh, that must be from all of the people smoking and grilling out here. Let us climb that hill. Its peak touches the skies, so the breeze must be refreshing."
"Sounds great " I say and we all start walking towards the hill.
I prevent making any eye contact with anyone and try to focus. There is a fine line between my imagination and reality, and today is not a good time to cross it!
As we reach the peak, I forget about everything and just enjoy my time with my best friends. But being me, happiness only lasts for so long. I suddenly trip over a small rock , and I start rolling down the hill. The weird thing is that I can hear my screams, but I don't hear anyone holler behind me. I finally reach the flat ground, but I am still rolling quickly from the speed I was falling from. Nausea overwhelms me and there is nothing that I can do to stop myself rather than wishing to bump into something. Prayer answered, I let out a groan as I crash into one of the wooden sticks holding a small tent. Luckily for its owner, the tent does not collapse, but for me, my right arm hurts a lot. I am unable to stand up because the sky and the ground seem to be collaging into one thing. My head is till spinning and having a throbbing arm does not help.
A tall woman emerges out of the tent, and I catch her staring at my chest. I look down to see that the necklace my dad has given is exposed. I was wearing it under my blouse; it must have jumped out when I was falling.
"What a lovely pendant, where did you get it from" she asks.
"It was a gift from my father. Sorry for bothering you ,I just fell from up there and my friends must be on their way to help me."
"I do not see anyone, why do not you come in and I will help you with your arm".
I look behind me, and I see that they are no longer standing on the hill. Where did they go and why did they leave me. This lady seem nice, but by how she dress, I think she is a seer.
She is wearing shades to cover her eyes. I heard they have funny looking eyes. Her aquatic hair rolls down until her hips with perfect waved ends. I hesitate before asking, but then I go for it.
"Are you a Seer?"
A genuine smile forms on her lips, she gives me her hand to help me up and says
" Yes, now come in, I have a lot to tell you Olivia."
I know that I kind of guessed that she was a seer, but still, hearing a name from here startled me. This is either a dream, or a concussion effect cause last time I checked, seers exist only in stories. The inside of the tent is huge, and I see her noticing my astonishment of what I see. She answers me before I even ask her.
"A wizard once owned me a favor, and I cashed it out on this. An infinite protected space on a small piece of real land."
She walks toward me holding a piece of metal that looks just like my pendant.
"This looks just like my pendant; is this some kind of a symbol or something ?"
She does not answer me. She walks to the counter, sterilizes the metal, and asks me to give her my wrist. I give it to her out of curiosity , and watched her place it on my right wrist. As soon as it touches my skin, electricity flows into my entire body and I get this sensation that feels so familiar . The room is suddenly so dark and my body goes cold. I hold my right arm and fingers runs over a scar. How could this be possible? She suddenly approaches me and I take off her shades. Oh shit, she has purple eyes. This could mean that I have either lost my mind, or aged a year overnight. I do not make the same mistake of wasting time , I say what is in my mind directly .
"I think I have seen you in my dreams before, but you look kind of different."
She releases a smile that I think she has been holding for a while."Because it is not me. She is a seer, but not me" My wrist has a tingling feeling. I look at my it and I see the symbol engraved on it.
" Your dreams have a meaning, and their messenger is someone that you know very well. You are no ordinary child, dear. You are supposed to bring back the light. There is a reason why you have skipped that last few fights. You were left here to be our guide."
I take a moment to admire the poetic music, then burst in laughter.
"I am sorry, but this sounds like bullshit to me. I know that what is going on with me is not normal, but I am definitely not a guide to anyone. My horse Fidel is actually the person who brought me here. She knows the streets better than I do."
" You have no clue of what you are, come with me I want to show you something."
She guides me into a corridor that seems to be endless, each side having an infinite number of doors.
She stands in front of one and opens it. I suddenly see the woman from my dreams, holding a beautiful baby, and crying in her husband's arm. I stand gaping, this cannot be real, this man looks just like my dad. But instead of a bald head, his hair was brown like mine. He also wore a crown. The seer closes the door and takes me into her arms. I am sobbing and I do not know why; remembering my dad always make me cry, but who is that woman with him, and where is that baby.
"You are a daughter of a royal wizard and the highest Seer of all time, who is also my teacher. All seers have purple eyes and aquatic hair, this is why I looked oddly familiar to her"
I am still speechless, so she carries on explaining.
"A few of us know about this earth, even though we co exist together, any excess from either worlds should happen through a portal. Each door represents a different timeline or dimension, which is guarded by yours truly. 14 years ago, an wicked witch took our beautiful land and destroyed it. She was so powerful that no one could stop her. As a seer , your mother knew that was going to happen a couple of years before this happened and the only one to stop her was going to be an offspring of a Seer and a wizard. She went to the king, your father, and they decided to get married for the sake of our land. "
"So I was brought here to live away from the chaos in the name of fixing everything later" I ask as Fidel suddenly merges into the tent and stands beside the Seer
"Olivia, I am sorry , but we are running out of time . I will send you to our Physic, he has the knowledge of almost everything . He will be training and preparing you. "
"What, no I still have a lot to ask. Where is my real mother, whom was I staying with all this time? I bet she is worried right now" I do my best to get answers.
" Just like we inhabit this world, we can also inhabit bodies. The reason no one came after you is because you never left that place. The real Olivia is back in control of her body, and you now look like a child of a wizard and a seer."
I stare at the mirror to see my long wavy brown hair and my purple eyes. I ride my horse and we enter the portal. This might all be a dream, but I ride Fidel, and into the portal we walk. I may not be a hero , but I am curious !
Title:The Scorch Trails ( The Maze Runner #2)
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: October 10th, 2010
Genre: Dystopian, Sci Fi, YA
My Rating: 5/5 stars ( A)
Blurb: Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.
There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.
The sequel of The Maze Runner keeps up with the level of mystery and thrill, but in a different way.
It picks up right from where The Maze Runner ended, which is great.
I Found it much easier to get into because I was already invested in the story and I was trying to figure out Wicked and all the crazy things that were happening.
Not only that the element of love is added in the second book, but also it is a Love triangle.
This story is about extreme manipulation with emotions and believes, and James Dashner was able to involve me with what Thomas went through.
It might not be highly action packed like The Maze Runner, oh man, but the feels it gives you is phenomenal !
Every couple chapters left me humming the intro of Macklemores' Thrift Shop, which goes something like What What What , What What What?
The Only thing that kind of annoyed me was how much Thomas passed out and slept in this book, probably about 20 times !
I really enjoyed the Scorch Trails and I gave it 5/5 stars and an A according to my own rating scale.
Title: Tortured Souls ( The Orion Circle #1)
Author: Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Publisher: Sea Dragon Press
Publication Date: July 1 2014
Genre: YA, Supernatural,Suspense,Paranormal
My Rating: 4/5 stars ( B+)
Sometimes Rest in Peace isn't an option...
Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it's ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can't keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.
I received an eARC copy from Sea Dragon Press via NetGalley in exchange with my honest review.
A stunning Paranormal story that is perfect for The Ghost Whisper and The Medium lovers!
I could totally understand now how fitting is this cover with what happens in the story.
This is a great fast read packed up with great paranormal events . A great choice if someone is going through a reading slump . There is always something worth anticipating for in the next chapter.
I kind of felt that sometimes things where fast paced a bit , well actually. two things where fast paced.
Mild Spoiler Alert!!!
1) The love story
2) When her father finally listens to what Kacie says and actually tries to believe. Why not before?
I also had the impact that Kacie was too dependent at times, it was a bit annoying, but the story is great so those where kind of easy to disregard.
I love the other characters, especially Carl ! Why is everyone so mean to him ?? :D Each character brings in a different shade of awesomeness to add to the story.
I can't wait to see how the series go on, literally waiting to grab book 2 whenever is out!
I give this book 4/5 stars and a B according to my own scale
Title: Maddy Kettle ( The Adventure of the ThimbleWitch )
Author: Eric Orchard
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors
Publication Date: September 3oth 2014
Genre: Children's Fiction,Graphic Novel,Fantasy
My Rating: 4/5 ( B+)
Eleven-year-old Maddy loved working in her parents' bookstore... especially when joined by her pet flying toad Ralph. But that was before the mysterious Thimblewitch turned her mom & dad into kangaroo rats!
Now Maddy's on the adventure of a lifetime. To save her parents, she'll need to sneak past an army of spider-goblins, scarecrow warriors, and much more... Fortunately, an assortment of new friends await, including the cloud cartographers Harry and Silvio, a bear and raccoon who explore the world in their moon-balloon. They'll help her along the way, but in the end, the fate of everyone will depend on Maddy's courage, compassion, and creativity.
Full of surprises and stunning artwork, Maddy Kettle is a truly magical debut for Spectrum-Award-winning cartoonist Eric Orchard. Climb aboard and let your imagination soar.
I received an eARC of this Graphic Novel from Diamond Book Distributors via NetGalley in exchange for an honest Review.
This Graphic Novel is going to take you on a journey of awesomeness with its fascinating fictional characters and creative settings.
The illustrations are beyond beautiful and this was really useful in graphic novels because sometimes looking at the picture alone gives lots of extra information that wasn't told .
The plot grabs the readers attention and takes him/her on an exquisite journey filled with magic and friendship.
There were few moments were I got a feeling that something was missing in form of text. But it could only be nothing. It might just be that the character was so Naive during that scene.
I really enjoyed the first book from the Maddy Kettle series , and i would absolutely read the next installations. This is a brilliant read for children. I highly recommend it.
I gave this book 4/5 stars and a B+ according to my own rating scale.
Title: The Maze Runner (#1)
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2014
Genre: Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Ya
My Rating: 5/5 stars ( A + )
"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.
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.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
This is not your typical Ya Dystopian book!This is a mind blowing,exciting, terrifying, action packed read; All in just one book.
The world building in this book is phenomenal. I was able to visualize such a creative place and enjoy every single description from the moving walls of the maze to the creepy and dangerous Grievers .In other words, the vivid imagery is beyond being Epic !
The story was not particularly told from Thomas's point of view, but the entire story revolves around him; as in, we always see what he sees. I really liked character building of almost everyone. From curiosity to fear to hate, this book shows you, no, makes you be in the character's shoe of emotions.
Although it took me a while to get into the story, The Maze Runner turned to be a fantastic read with both great writing and an amazing plot.
Many people found the slang language used annoying;however, i really enjoyed it. They only use a couple of slang words !Some of these slang words often have a funny origin, adding the element of humor to the book.
I give this book 5/5 stars and an A+ according to my own rating scale.