Maze Runner catches your attention from the first page. The main character Thomas wakes up in an elevator and can't remember anything except his name. He finds himself in a giant maze with a bunch of other kids. And then things really get crazy . . .
My first impression of these books: holy cow this author has an insane imagination (and not the bad kind of insane). Dashner creates the most interesting creatures and scenarios. You never know what you will encounter in his books. The best part is that they are written in such a way that you can picture exactly what he is talking about.
Perhaps it’s the vividness of the world or the strong voice in the characters. Either way, Maze Runner and the subsequent books were amazing.
The plot twists were great. Absolutely not predictable. Excellent books.
And the prequel comes out on August 14, 2012! Check out his website to learn more: http://www.jamesdashner.com/