My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“Thomas pulled up outside the small jail and caught his breath. “Teresa?” he finally asked through the barred window of the lightless cell.
Her face popped up on the other side, startling him.
He let out a small yelp before he could stop it—it took him a second to recover his wits.
“You can be downright spooky, ya know?”
“That’s very sweet,” she said. “Thanks.” In the darkness her blue eyes seemed to glow like a cat’s.”
Right there is my favorite scene in The Maze Runner and fully captured the theme of the entire story. Spooky! James Dashner had a number of these humorous parts that popped out of nowhere and make for good reading. You don’t expect them until you stumble of them.
What I loved especially was the author’s writing descriptive writing style; he has the ability to simplify the most bizarre and articulate for you the complex scenes in such an endearing way. His chapters are brief, pacey and action packed. Not even once did I feel bogged down in the plot. The unravelling story, for it is still unravelling much as Book 1 is well and fully done, was written in such a way that you retain enough curiosity to want to continue on this journey. I am excited, ready to embark on the next volume