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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-04-08 17:57
A Decent Stand Alone Prequel for Maze Runner
The Kill Order - James Dashner

Going into this read I did not think it would capture me.  Seems like the 2nd and 3rd in most of these YA dystopian books do that to me.  Hunger Games.  Divergent.  Most of these series tend to get worse with age.  With The Kill Order, however, I was pleasantly surprised.  I like the characters, although former military Alec was a little cliche.  I liked the flashbacks of the sun flare events and how the characters holed themselves up in the skyscraper in NYC.  And then their quest to find out what was going on and the crazy, zombie-like infected people around Asheville.  I greatly anticipated how this group would be connected to Thomas and Teresa, and guessed correctly that Deedee was indeed Teresa.  

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text 2018-03-11 07:15
A Fiction book
The Maze Runner - James Dashner

this book seems exciting

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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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