The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Series #1)

The Maze Runner - James Dashner This was a book I was really looking forward to. When I began searching for books similar to The Hunger Games, this book was on many people's lists. So I tried it out. At first I was intrigued. We start with Thomas, who wakes up in a dark box and doesn't remember anything. As the book progresses, he still doesn't know anything. He thinks he maybe knew at one time what was going on, but he can't remember. We do meet some interesting characters along the way, which helped keep me reading. But I had a really hard time staying interested when there was no information to learn. And I had a hard time picturing the grievers, which kept me from feeling the terror I knew I was supposed to be feeling. Between the lack of true terror and a complete lack of information about anything about the maze or why they were there, it was really difficult for me to get into this book. Of course, the last page has a huge reveal/cliffhanger, so for the first time I felt like I needed to pick up the second. But I still haven't read more than a few pages of that one either. In the end, I gave The Maze Runner 2 stars, mostly due to frustration.