Even though I have already seen the movie, I was gripped by this novel. I have already purchased book 2.
I started off thinking this was a great dystopian tale, but before the end realized it is only a teaser for the meta-story to be revealed in later sequels.
I have never listened to a 10-hour audiobook in such a short time before.
I had hoped for much more than this book managed to deliver. Consider it of a piece with The Hunger Games and Divergent, manmade and arbitrary ordeals on groups of youth... except that this one makes even Divergent look like a nuanced comedy of manners by comparison.
I have been a book junky my whole life. When I listened to my first audiobook, I fell instantly in love! I have quite eclectic tastes.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot of fun. Good light summer read
I felt that the characters reactions were unbelievable at times, and I felt that there was a disconnect in delivery of the story. I felt there was a defeat of purpose in some of the happenings and event. oh no the maps were destroyed, oh we were just kidding we have a back up. revealed too soon to be a twist or build a reaction of any kind. not to mention the guy that burnt them warned to protect them... that makes no sense in my opinion, wouldn't he assumed they listened to his warning as their leader and know about the back up. The dialog bothered me the most, as I felt that reactions and personalities were flat and forced. Main polite hole- how do they get stung by the grievers if the grievers only come out at night in the maze and the doors close. also what is the point of the mind reading if it gave them no strategic advantage. why say things they could say out loud!
No and in fact, I have downloaded the second book in order to decide if some of the plot holes right them selves. I do want to know what happens to Tom but I feel disconnected from him as a main character.
When Tom was saving Albee, however yet again it felt like the greiver would have gotten him in the time it took him to pull him up the wall. in the story the griever was heading that way but it took the griever what 5 minutes to get there even though it scared the experienced boy off.
yes and no
major differences between the movie and the book. normally i like books best, but this is completely different in a bad way. there was a major plot hole in the movie as well with the grievers as well, by removing or failure to mention the window. how would they even know about them...? how would they know about the changing? book and the movie have major issues. I am very disappointed so far
Just a badly written book. You don't care about the characters. I wanted something like hunger games or Enders game, but this feels like a cheap knockoff, rather than something else in the same genre.
I would highly recommend this book to many people. This is definitely a series for those who still hunger after the Hunger Games in the divergent series! I can't wait to read the remaining books in the series!
Stop with the whiny children already.
No. The idea was great and the story is decent for this book.