Seventy-three years after the events of THE DEATH CURE, when Thomas and other immunes were sent to an island to survive the Flare-triggered apocalypse, their descendants have thrived. Sadina, Isaac, and Jackie all learned about the unkind history of the Gladers from The Book of Newt and tall tales from Old Man Frypan, but when a rusty old boat shows up one day with a woman bearing dark news of the mainland–everything changes. The group and their islander friends are forced to embark back to civilization where they find Cranks have evolved into a more violent, intelligent version of themselves. The islanders are hunted by the Godhead, the Remnant Nation, and scientists with secret agendas. When they cross paths with an orphan named Minho from the Remnant Nation, the dangers become real and they don’t know who they can trust. The islanders will have to survive long enough to figure out why they are being targeted, who is friend or foe, and what the Godhead has planned for the future of humanity.
Title: The Maze Cutter (The Maze Cutter, #1)
Author: James Dashner
Publication Date: November 15, 2022
Publisher: Akashic Media Enterprises
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian
Stepping back into the world of The Maze Runner was such a thrill for me. This new cast of characters and seventy-three-year jump allowed me to experience a familiar world in a completely new way.
This book was told in multi-pov so we get a lot of different views and emotions about the same story. And, of course, it also helps when our main characters get separated. I think this was as good idea on Dashner’s part because we really get the full-scope of the story. It’s more than just what this one character or even two characters are experiencing. It was about a whole cast of characters and this new/old world we were being introduced to.
Overall, it was exciting to get another stab at this world and a whole new story along with it. I’m eager to see where the next book takes me.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed a gifted and advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
James Dashner is #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series, including The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, The Kill Order, and The Fever Code, and the bestselling Mortality Doctrine series (The Eye of Minds, The Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives). Dashner was born and raised in Georgia, but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains.
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