Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Have you read this book? I believe it came out in 2009. But I loved it. The book centers around Thomas, who finds himself at 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. The only thing  they know for sure  is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them open up. Every night the doors are closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. All boys are sent up until a girl arrives. Thomas needs to unlock the secrets that are buried inside his mind in order to figure out what is going on. The part where Thomas has to rescue his grouchy friend Alby, while the grievers(part man, part machine) were getting closer, pretty much had me on the edge of my seat.

Have you read any books you'd love to share?

17 comments:

  1. Did you run out of ideas?

    I read "The Lost Hero" by Rick Riordan recently, a continuation of the Percy Jackson series, though with a new set of characters. Very good. In fact, I think I liked this book way better than the ones in the original series.

    I'm looking forward to the release of "The Distant Hours" by Kate Morton next week. She wrote "The Forgotten Garden" - great book, btw, which touches on the alleged inspiration by Frances Hodgens Burnett for "The Secret Garden". Very clever.

    BTW - Go Titans!!!

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  2. This one must have slipped under my radar Robyn because I've not heard of it before.
    The premise sounds very interesting though so I'll probably try to get hold of a copy.
    Thanks for the tip !

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  3. I've read it and loved it. I think a sequel comes out soon.

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  4. Sounds interesting. I'll have to look it up in our library

    thanks for the follow at for-one-another.blogspot.com

    I've followed back #428

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  5. James Dashner is a local author here and such a nice guy. This is a great book, I agree, and he deserves all the kudos that are coming his way.

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  6. Books I've read recently and LOVED:
    ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis (Riveting. I have an ARC. It releases in January and everyone should pre-order, yup)
    PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White (fun and fresh)
    NIGHTSHADE by Andrea Cremer (werewolves and social awareness in a crisply-told story--so good I couldn't put it down)
    I'm now reading Jennifer Donnelly's REVOLUTION and can tell barely into it that it going to be amazing.

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  7. This book sounds fascinating. It's definitely going on my To-read list. Right now I'm reading, "This Must Be The Place" by Kate Racculia and it's really great so far!

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  8. I have NOT read it (I know, I'll pause while you gasp) and I totally need to. I am just SO behind on my reading these days. My TBR pile is out of control. AHHHHH.

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  9. It's my beloved James Dashner!! *drools. drools some more. wipes chin with back of hand*

    This was my favorite book of 2009! LOVED IT!

    You should read The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt. It is nothing like Maze, but it's wonderful.

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  10. I haven't read this book, but I think I need to!

    I loved reading FIRE, SAMMY KEYES, and SILVERWING. Those are some books I've read recently. :)

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  11. Thanks for the follow! I'm following back :)

    Marisa
    http://thepennywisemama.blogspot.com

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  12. thanks for the follow. right back at you! looking forward to reading more.

    ***michelle @ ace and friends***
    http://aceandfriendsco.blogspot.com/

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  13. I don't think I really want to unlock what is buried in my mind. If I go in, to find out, I might not get back out alive! Hah! :) a funnie!

    No dearest, I have not read the book.

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  14. Following you back!! Thanks for checking out our site!!! Cute site!!! Love that you can write...we were never very good at it!! We admire you!!!

    Julie and Adele
    The Coupon Cents Sisters
    www.couponcentssisters.com

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  15. Thank you for the review! I haven't read this yet, but have heard so many great things about it (including this) that I absolutely must.

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  16. This sounds really interesting. Recent reads: CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh is pretty much it. It was great, btw. No time for reading lately. Unwind by Neal Shusterman is awesome. I reread Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman every few months or so.

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