Book Review: Inside The Maze Runner: The Guide to the Glade by Random House Value Publishing

The first book in James Dashner’s New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series is soon to be a major motion picture. Featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, the movie will be in theaters September 19, 2014. The Maze Runner is perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent.

Explore the Glade and uncover the secrets to the Maze in the ultimate Maze Runner movie companion book. This action-packed volume features more than 100 thrilling full-color photographs, up-close profiles of the Gladers, and details about the Glade, the Maze, and more! A must-have for fans of the Maze Runner series, who’ll want to learn all they can before The Maze Runner movie hits theaters on September, 19, 2014.
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Age Group: YA
Source: Review copy from publisher
Reviewed By: Kelli
I really enjoyed this guide to The Maze Runner movie.  I've been a fan of The Maze Runner series for years now, and I'm excited that the series is being adapted for film.

This book is full of beautiful illustrations, in fact there's one on nearly every page.  The captions describe what's going on in the illustrations, quite simply, so for people who are new to the series, they won't feel lost.  I liked that aspect of this book: that it is for anyone interested in the movie, not just people who've read the books.  

There are a lot of quotes from The Maze Runner peppered throughout this guide.  I liked that, and liked how the quotes were used on the character pages.  Each character's quote introduces them and was a good trigger for my memories of that character.  Speaking of the characters, I love the casting!  The characters look almost exactly how I pictured them to look as I read the series.  The character guide was a welcome addition, as I remembered the names, but couldn't remember certain Glader's jobs. 

Lastly, the book depicts each section of the Glade, from the Maze walls, the Council Hall, the Homestead, the Lookout Tree, etc.  This was my favorite aspect of this book, actually seeing the Glade in photographs.  I loved seeing the Glade and the Maze come to life, and it made me excited to see the movie.

As far as guides go, I don't think this book could be any better.  It was a great teaser for the movie and also a good review of book one.  I recommend it for anyone interested in The Maze Runner series, and for potential movie-goers!

1 comment:

  1. I'm a huge fan of The Maze Runner series and it's hard to described how utterly excited I am for the movie next month. This companion book is filled to the brim with colourful movie stills and descriptions about the Glade, the Gladers, and how their society works. If it's been a while since you read the book (like me; I plan on re-reading the series before the movie comes out) or just want to know a bit more about the Glade before the movie arrives, this is the book for you. Fans of the original series will love this, I guarantee it.


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