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review 2017-05-31 20:34
Die Geheimakten: Alles über Die Auserwählten // Secret Files!!!
Maze Runner - Die Geheimakten: Alles über Die Auserwählten (Die Auserwählten - Maze Runner 0) - James Dashner,Anke Caroline Burger

German and english review

 

Ich geb dem ganzen 5 Sterne, weil ich es gleich nach dem letzten Teil gelesen habe und ich die paar Seiten so viel unterhaltsamer fand, als den letzten Teil. Ich fand die näheren Hintergrundinformationen mal richtig interessant und die Form wie es geschrieben war, war anders und es hat sich wirklich super schnell lesen lassen.

 

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I'm giving this 5 stars, cause I read this right after the last book and I thought that these few pages were just so much more entertaining that the whole last book. I loved that we got more background informations, really interesting and the way it was written, different and so easy to read.

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review 2017-05-31 20:17
In der Todeszone // The Death Cure
Die Auserwählten - In der Todeszone: Maze Runner 3 (Die Auserwählten – Maze Runner) - Katharina Hinderer,James Dashner,Anke Caroline Burger

German and english review

 

Ich habe nicht wirklich viel positives über den letzten Teil der Reihe zu berichten, um ganz ehrlich zu sein. Es ist schon eine Weile her, dass ich den zweiten Teil gelesen habe, trotzdem hatte ich keine Probleme wieder in die Geschichte zurück zufinden. Der Schreibstil an sich, war wunderbar einfach und  gerade die kurzen Kapitel, haben es leicht gemacht durch das Buch zu kommen.

 

Doch das war es eigentlich auch schon. Ich mag wirklich nicht, wie die ganze Sache abgeschlossen wurde. Ich finde nicht, dass wirklich zufriedenstellend war. Die Charaktere, ich weiß nicht, ich war einfach nur genervt und wollte es so schnell wie möglich hinter mich bringen, damit ich nichts mehr über die Charaktere lesen muss. Waren die schon immer so nervig? Ist mir das nur in dem Teil besonders aufgefallen?

 

Es gab wirklich viel Spannung in dem Buch und auch sehr viel Action, doch die Antworten und die Lösungen, die uns gegeben wurden, waren einfach viel zu wenig. Ich hatte wirklich mehr erwartet.

 

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To be completely honest, I don't really have many positive things to say about the last book in the trilogy. It's been a while since I read the second book but I didn't have any problems getting back into the story. The writing was really good and especially the short chapters made it easy to get through this book pretty fast.

 

But that's about it, really. I I don't really like how the story ended. I don't think that it was satisfying in any way. The characters, I don't know, I was just annoyed and wanted to get through this book fast, so I didn't have to read them anymore. Where they always like that? Did I just notice it more this time around?

 

There was lots of action and stuff like that going on, but the answers and the resolution to things, just weren't enough. I expected something different and way more than what they gave us.

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review 2017-01-06 18:55
The Maze Runner - James Dashner

This book started interesting me, of course, when the movie came out. I usually staunchly refuse to see any book-based movies before I read the book, but my parents broke me down when they marketed going to the movies as a “family event,” so I didn’t get to reading it beforehand, which meant it got pushed way down my to-read list. When the Pokemon Go challenge came up and had a hyped-up book category, I decided to finally get this off my to-read list and see how the book compared to its film version.

 

My first reaction is that it’s different in surprising ways. I won’t ruin it for people who have yet to read it, but the problem the way they solve the maze in the novel is a bit more complex and the ending is just the littlest bit different. The characters also had a bit of a different flavor to them, but I think that’s true for anything when your imagination is supplying interpretations rather than an actor. The one character whose introduction and personality is remarkably different is Teresa, which I thought pretty interesting. In the movie, she’s fierce to the point of being rabid when she’s introduced — in the movie, she’s calm and very rarely loses her temper. I’m not sure what this says about cinema portrayal of females or the people who adapted the book for the film, but it’s an interesting difference.

 

Regardless of the changes, I feel the same way about this book as I do about the movie: It’s fine. I don’t hate it, I don’t love it, and the plot is mostly interesting, though I hope future books provide a lot more growth and development from the characters. The way things were set up in this first book, it was mostly about discovering who they were themselves, so they remained mostly stagnant throughout. Without having read the sequels, it’s not something I can firmly recommend, but I am looking forward to reading the sequels — hopefully they deliver.

Source: www.purplereaders.com/?p=2280
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review 2016-11-16 15:50
The Fever Code Book Review
The Fever Code (Maze Runner, Book Five; Prequel) (The Maze Runner Series) - James Dashner

This certainly wasn't bad but I think I've had just about enough of the Maze Runner series. I love the idea and the characters but to a point, enough is enough.

 

We see Thomas, Theresa and friends before the maze was made. What secrets do we not know about Wicked and their creation of the maze. How were Thomas and Theresa really involved? What exactly does the maze do?

 

I think we learned a lot but it still left out a lot of questions. I loved seeing Thomas and Theresa as young children, in fact, I think that was my favorite part about this new maze runner book. It was also interesting to see how the other characters came into play before being sent into the maze.

 

James Dashner is really good with action and science fiction. I don't think he's as strong with characterization. He creates exciting worlds and back to back action scenes but not a lot beyond that.

 

A fun read and look into how the maze was made. I think most fans of this series will really enjoy this one.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2016-08-20 15:53
Review: The Maze Runner!
The Maze Runner - James Dashner

The Maze Runner

Basic Info

Format:
Audio

Pages/Length: n/a

Genre: Young Adult; Dystopia

Reason For Reading: #15 on Top 100 YA

 

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
No.

Cliff Hanger: eh

Triggers: n/a

Rating: 3 Stars

 

Score Sheet
All out of ten

 

Cover: 8

Plot: 7

Characters: 6

World Building: 6

Flow: 7

Series Congruity: n/a

Writing: 7

Ending: 5

 

Total: 6

 

In Dept

Best Part:
Different kind of story.

Worst Part: Dumb ending, i think.

Thoughts Had: REALLY?! No.

 

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
Sure.

Recommending: Eh

 

Short Review: It really bothers me that the MC has been there like a week and solves the dang maze. If i was the other kids, i would kill the MC in the end. I would be so mad. Like really, people died trying to figure this out and you walk in here and bam, figured out. Ugh. Sorry but i would cut him down quick after we got out of there. All the made up slang bothered me, only because they never really explain it. And the context clues didn't really help sometimes. I assume they are in place of cuss words, but idk for sure. That ending thou, okay if i was these kids, i would be PISSED. you guys killed kids for a freaking TEST!!!!!!! ARE YOU SERIOUS.

 

Misc.

 

Book Boyfriend: N/A

Best Friend Material: No.

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