A series review: The Maze Runner


[Joana]

Hey guys, it has been a while since we have really posted on here, but we are trying to be more regular with this. I really want to try to write reviews for all the books I read and I have other blog post ideas, so yeah be looking out for those.

Today I am reviewing The Maze Runner series that I read over the last two months.

This series was written by James Dashner, and it is set in a dystopian world. Thomas, our main character, wakes up in a maze with other random boys and all his memories were wiped off. All those boys live in this Glade and only some boys are allowed to enter the Maze, and they are called Runners. When Thomas finds out about that he decides that he needs to be a Runner. Life just passes by in the Glade, until a girl is dropped in, and that is when things start to change…

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The Maze Runner

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Rating: 5/5

I really loved this book. I am going to be honest and say that it took me a little while to get into the book. Mainly because I was busy, but also because of the vocabulary. But once I started reading it, I loved it!! I flew through it and at the end I almost cried. This book made me laugh, cry, tense up, and I ran to pick up The Scorch Trials.

The Scorch Trials

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My Rating: 5/5

Sometimes I am very wary about second books in series because they can be a huge let-down, but The Scorch Trials was not one of those books. I read this book faster than I read the 1st one, and I really loved it.

The Death Cure

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My Rating: 4/5

This book was still really good, but not as great as the other ones. I think that things just keep on happening but not in an organized way. It’s a little too much “something happens” – “ok we are good, we can continue towards the general purpose of the book” – “oh wait no more random stuff happening”. I wish we had a bit more answers, but I guess that that’s what the prequel is for. It is good but not as great

 

Do I recommend this series?

HECK yes I do! This is a great series. I wish the last book were stronger but it’s still really really good.

 

Thanks so much for hanging out and see you soon.

 

 

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The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare


I had heard about these series for years and was skeptical about reading them. Shadowhunters (angel warriors to those not in the loop yet), Werewolves, Vampires, Warlocks Faeries…it was all to much for me to take in. With a movie around the corner for the first book in the series (The City of Bones) as well as a huge praise from some of my closest book loving friends, I took a 6 month plunge to read the series. The books flow well from one to another, but the first three are the best. You will be confused if you do not read past the second book, whether you are seeing the movie or not, I suggest the same guidance. Or you might just think fans of this series are okay with incest, which is not what it’s about. (No spoilers, just read them for clarification, we’re not that weird, I promise. )  The main characters storyline has it’s ups and downs throughout the whole series, but it’s the supporting characters that I loved.

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Book  #6 aka City of Heavenly Fire is planned to be published this year. There is also a prequel trilogy called The Infernal Devices Series  that has the first two books published, the third being released as well this year (just finished the first two, so I’ll put a review of those up soon). It has also been announced that a sequel trilogy called The Dark Artifices will be releasing it’s first book in 2015. And even more books centered around this world are planned to come out as well with 10 short stories based around Magnus Bane (fun guy, you’ll love reading about him. These books, similar to Harry Potter, are their own world. While it may take some awhile to digest all of the books, it is worth the read. Get prepared now, this is the next book to movie franchise phenomenon.

Rating: 4.5/5

 

2013 Book Challenge- Emily


Happy New Year Everyone!

This year I am working on a lot of goals, one of them is this book challenge.

Last year I read around 20 books, but I really want to challenge myself

this year, so my goal is to read 30 books!

1. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

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2. Looking for Alaska by John Green

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3. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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4. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

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5. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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6. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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7. Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margarey Stohl

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8. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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9. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

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10. The Death Cure by James Dashner

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11. The Kill Order by James Dashner

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12. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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13.  Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

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14. Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

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15. Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

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16. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

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17. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

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18. Forever  by Maggie Stiefvater

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19. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

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20. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

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21. Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

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22. Waking Storms by Sarah Porter

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23. Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs

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24. Tempest Unleashed by Tracy Deebs

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25. Tempest Revealed by Tracy Deebs

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26. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

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27. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

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28. The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

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29. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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30. The Program by Suzanne Young

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This is a basic list of the books that I hope to read this year.

As you can tell, most are book series.

I have all of the books for each series listed, but if I don’t like it, I’ll change it up.

This is the order I’d like to read these books, but i’m indecisive and impatient, so it’ll most likely change.

I look forward to reading these books and letting you all know how they are.

Let the 2013 Reading Challenge Begin!!!

…props if you know what I just referred too. 🙂