September 23, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I am Waiting On:
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I know this is a well known "soon to be released" but I hadn't heard of it until about 2 weeks ago (or paid attention till then I guess), and the more I read about it, the more I want to read it!  Go to James Dashner's website, The Dashner Dude, for all the news, and go to the website for The Maze Runner.  It's got lots of fun things including an excerpt from the book! Pssst - The excerpt is what really pulled me in. 
Summary from Barnes and Noble
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.
Release date: October 6


  1. That sounds like a good book. Thanks

  2. Wow! I almost asked about girls being there. Then, you answered my question. I would love to read this one. What is the girl going to say????

  3. I have this to review and can't wait to read it. It looks so good.

  4. I'm incredibly excited about this one. Thanks for the heads up on the excerpts!

  5. Super excited for this one, the reviews I've read have all been good and it sounds awesome! Great pick and super cute blog. This is my first visit, but I'm definitely going to follow now! =)

  6. I can't wait for this one, either! It sounds really suspenseful, and it's from a boy's pov. Great pick this week

  7. Wow, I hadn't heard of this one until just now. Thanks for the heads up! This is definitely a book I'd be interested in =)

  8. This book was simply AMAZING. I read it and adored it - your wait will be worth it.

  9. Almost forgot about this! I have to dig it out of my pile and get to it SOON!