Monday, January 9, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Maze Runner

Before I do my teaser, I have two announcements to make:

1. There will be a guest post from the fantastic Ian T. Healy, a prolific writer, and one both self-published and traditionally published. On Friday, he talks about how it shouldn't be one against the other, but that dual publication can be beneficial, too.

2. There will be an exciting project announcement on the A to Z blog on Wednesday. I will link to it once it's up, both Wednesday and Thursday. It's not just a writing project, folks!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week I'm reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

"My name is Thomas, he thought.

That...that was the only thing he could remember about his life."

This book is intense, fast-paced and intriguing. It keeps you turning the pages, desperate to know what's going on, what the big mystery is.

From the back cover:

Everything is going to change...

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He has no recollection of his parents, his home, or how he got where he is. His memory is empty.

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 expanse enclosed 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, for as long as anyone can remember, the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night, for just as long, they've closed tight. Every thirty days a new boy is delivered in the lift. And no one wants to be stuck in the Maze after dark.

The Gladers were expecting Thomas's arrival. But the next day, a girl is sent up - the first girl ever to arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. The Gladers have always been convinced that if they can solve the Maze that surrounds the Glade, they might find their way home...wherever that may be. But it's looking more and more as if the Maze is unsolvable.

And something about the girl's arrival is starting to make Thomas feel different. Something is telling him that he just might have some answers - if he can only find a way to retrieve the dark secrets locked within his own mind.

What are you reading?

May you find your Muse.


  1. It sounds as though someone has had his memory wiped... let's hope he doesn't need those past experiences! Nice teaser.

    If you'd like, you can check out my teaser here.

  2. Oh my! My teaser comes from the latest book in the Irish Country Novel Series.

  3. Great teaser. I've got this one on my TBR list.

  4. I loved this book! My husband and I both read it and had a hard time putting it down. It really sucked me in. Thomas is a great character--gotta like him!

  5. You chose a great teaser! Thanks for posting a synopsis of the book, too. It sounds like a winner.
    Here's my teaser: Sandy & Sandra’s Blog

  6. Hi Shannon,

    Nice idea for a dreary Tuesday here in the South. Thanks for following my blog, I have reciprocated in kind. Struggling authors always make interesting (and great!) company :D

    Have a great week!


  7. This book sounds great, thanks for sharing. Here's my teaser:


  8. Sounds cool, I'd be very much interested to hear from someone who did both traditional and self-publishing:)

  9. I really need to read this! Here's my teaser. Happy reading!

  10. Aww! That's a great teaser. I would read more.

    Here's my teaser:

  11. I actually had a copy of this for quite some time and then traded it away before reading it. I could kick myself for it now. I am working on getting my hands on a new copy though so I can finally give this series a go, I hear it is awesome. Excellent teaser!

    Tiffany - new follower :)
    My Teaser

  12. Cecelia, ding, ding, ding!

    Beth, I haven't heard of that series, will check it out.

    Jessica, I had on my list for awhile, and I can't believe I didn't read it earlier. So good!

    Karen, it was the same for me. Have you read the followup yet?

    Shelly, it's really good!

    Sandy, my pleasure. I really enjoyed this book.

    Dawn, I agree wholeheartedly!

    Ella, it was a great book!

    Mark, his input has been very helpful for me, because it's usually one versus the other, and he supports both.

    Emma, it is such a fantastic book!

    Cherie, I enjoyed it, for sure!

    Tiffany, I highly recommend it!