BOTD: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Maze Runner is book one of the Maze Runner series. The book opens with Thomas waking up on a dark lift unable to remember anything except for his name. When the lift stops moving, he faces a group of teenage boys who live in an open space known as the Glade, which happens to be surrounded by the Maze. The other boys also have no memories of their lives prior to arriving in the Glade. Thomas tries to find his place in their community when the first girl arrives and everything changes.
This was absolutely engrossing and I legitimately had a hard time putting it down. This was one of those books that leads to you hissing at and giving the death stare to anyone who dares interrupt you during the last fifty pages. There is so much going on with this story; who are the Creators? Why these kids? Why a maze with no exit? Why make sure the kids have ample supplies when they are dumped in the middle of nowhere with dangerous creatures lurking around? And the interaction between characters and how they react to their predicament is really interesting. I can’t wait to get my hands on The Scorch Trials!