Teen Book Series 101: The Maze Runner
The Fall movie season is on its way, and one of the most anticipated movies is The Maze Runner based on the book written by James Dashner! If your thing is action, sci-fi, adventure awesomeness, then this flick is for you! So, if you are like me, and have read the book before the movie comes out before the opening date of September 19th – you are a superstar!
(whispers)…if you have not had a chance yet, it’s okay – you STILL HAVE TIME!
In case you didn’t know, there are actually four books in this series. The second book (called The Scorch Trials) has already been “green-lighted” to be made into a movie. There is not a lot of information on it just yet, but concept art work was revealed at this year’s Comic Con.
If this series looks interesting to you, keep on reading to find out a little more about this popular series.
Book 1: The Maze Runner - When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
Book 2: The Scorch Trials - The Scorch Trials picks up where The Maze Runner left off. The Gladers have escaped the Maze, but now they face an even more treacherous challenge on the open roads of a devastated planet. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. Can Thomas survive in such a violent world?
Book 3: The Death Cure - Thomas knows that Wicked can’t be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they’ve collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. It’s up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test. What Wicked doesn’t know is that something’s happened that no Trial or Variable could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he knows that he can’t believe a word of what Wicked says. The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine. Will anyone survive the Death Cure?
Book 4: The Kill Order (Prequel) - Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease. The Kill Order is the story of that fall. A prequel to the Maze Runner trilogy, The Kill Order has been in the works since the completion of The Maze Runner. The story of civilization’s fall was kept under wraps and is the explication of the events that began this bestselling series.