Book: The Maze Cutter
Author: James Dashner
Thank you NetGalley and Tantor Audio for an advanced audio copy.
As a fan of the original series I was thrilled to start this book. The original Maze Runner had great settings and world building and even better characters. Unfortunately, The Maze Cutter falls flat on everything the original series succeeded at.
I like the way the story is told to us. It bounces around to different characters and is told from all their point of view. Sadly all the characters with the exception of Minho were just not fully developed. It was easy to forget who was who and a lot of the support characters just fused together as one confusing character.
The story itself, while not as captivating as the original book, it was still a lot of fun. It takes place 73 years after the events of the final book. A stranger sails to their island with a boat full of dead bodies. Who and what do you believe? There are a lot of characters that we meet that have different thoughts and it was fun to try to figure out who you can trust.
While I did not care for the majority of the characters the story is enough to make me excited to go back into the world of The Maze Runner. This book does a good job at setting up what the world is like now and hopefully things will only get better as this new series continues.
Final Score 3/5