Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wish List Wednesday 11

What?

The Maze Runner

by James Dashner

Pub. date: October 09
"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."

Why?

I kinda ignored this book around the blogosphere. I don't know why, maybe it was the title, maybe it was the cover, maybe it was both or something else entirely. Every time I saw it online (which was a lot), I never had any interest in looking into it further. I'd kinda heard that it was good, but that still didn't make me look into it.
Then, one day, I found myself on the book aisle of Wal-Mart, thinking to myself how sad their selection was. I saw The Maze Runner, and since it was one of the few books there that I'd heard about that looked half decent, I decided to read the synopsis.
After reading about it, I immediately thought, I want this! No wonder I've seen it on so many blogs! It sounds really good! ^_^

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