You’re all probably thinking “Only now?!” Well, in my defense I was very skeptical of these books before I dived into them. To be honest the only reason I ended up deciding to read it is because I discovered there was going to be a movie. NO that’s not the only reason I choose books people, but ya know I thought if it’s good enough for a Movie, it must be entertaining.
I like seeing books come to life on screen(because obviously I am a masochist) so I wanted to read this book before I watched the movie. I am going to say I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. It was entertaining and even though some aspects of the book made me roll my eyes a bit, I kept reading and was hooked enough that I wanted to continue the series.
The second book “The Scorch Trials” actually felt bigger (plot wise) and I found it more interesting than the first one. I read through this one quickly. Out of the three books in the series, this one was my favorite. It felt pretty fast paced through out.
Now, the final book in the series, “The Death Cure” was my least favorite book in the trilogy. The story was built up so high with the previous novels, and this book dragged so much. It took me a little longer to get through it. It also felt quite repetitive.
It feels like this is the curse of 90% of Young Adult series, it seems a bit rough to have a consistent trilogy. There is always at least ONE book that sinks the story, and for the Maze Runner series, the final one is THAT book. I have a hard time writing reviews for novels, because I respect anyone that can work hard enough to finish writing a whole book. So my reviews won’t exactly bash a novel to shreds. For my tastes the ending of this trilogy felt rushed, and it somewhat fell flat. Maybe a lot of people will disagree with me, but that the beauty of the world, everyone thinks and feels differently.
I wish the ending of this trilogy was different, but I would still recommend the series. Especially if you’re into dystopian fiction and young adult novels.