Friday, February 13, 2009

The Maze Runner Trilogy

It's a deal: Books 2 and 3 of THE MAZE RUNNER trilogy have sold to Krista Marino at Delacorte (a division of Random House Children's) by Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich, for release in Fall of 2010 and 2011.

Does that sound official enough? I wrote that on my own, ya know.

I'm beyond excited, and won't make a fool of myself by trying to express that. I think you can guess very well how I'm feeling.

This was my (hopeful) plan from the beginning, so it's not like I just pulled 2 sequels out of the air. Each book will be very enjoyable as stand alones, but you will definitely want to read all of them. It tells quite the story!

A couple of interesting sidenotes: Barnes and Noble and Amazon gave them feeback on the cover they'd come up with, and they all mutually agreed to go a different direction. So the ARCs and the catalog may just have a black cover with white lettering since those are about ready to go to press. I've been assured this is actually kinda cool and mysterious. I have every confidence that the eventual cover will be awesome.

Also, I shouldn't even say this, but it looks like they are upping the release date!!! MAYBE. It was scheduled for December this year but may come out in late September. Keep your fingers crossed.

The only slightly scary part of all this: I'm going to be one busy dude. My deadline for Book 2 is July 1st of this year (We sold it based on a 4 page outline). I also have to finish 13th Reality 3 by then. And, of course, I have a book coming out in a week and a half with lots of stuff planned to promote it. And several writer's conferences and other events.

Am I complaining? Absolutely not! These next few months are going to be exactly what I've always dreamed of: the busy life of an author. I hope you guys will stick with me and enjoy the ride!

129 comments:

LouMac said...

Trust me James. My fingers are crossed! Us stalkers want the best for our #1 victim. (Did I say stalkers? ... victim?)

Congrats on the 3 book deal! I can't wait. The ARCs are going to be great! If I get an ARC, I might just buy the actual book just to get the cover. Aren't I just the greatest friend?

Well, Jacoby, I guess we have got to something with our blog. He'll be updating us with some very important dates. We gotta make sure we are there and ready.

LouMac said...

Boo Yah! I am first!!!!

James, I am shocked. I caught a spelling error in your post!

It tells quiet the story! *Shakes Head* That is 'quite' the error!

Just Kidding! You know we all make mistakes. It's what helps us learn to be better!

Magenta said...

Wow, you sure sound like you're gonna be busy! You're an inspiration to all of us James.

Good job, Lonnie! I told you you'd get it next time.

LouMac said...

Thanks Magenta! I am sure you will be first next time!!!


Flayoki is my spam word today. Weird!!!

James Dashner said...

Loumac, I have no idea what you're talking about. Go take a look. It's spelled right. :-)

I'm so funny. Really.

Clint Johnson said...

James, this is the best news I've heard in a while. Couldn't be happier for you.

And good luck hitting your deadlines. I'm guessing, what, 170,000 words in five months or so, maybe a bit less, for both books? That's about 9,000 words a week, give or take. Certainly doable, but no cake walk. My heartiest good wishes, and I can't wait to see your latest works.

tapestry100 said...

Wow, James. How exciting for you! Congratulations on everything!!

Meghan said...

Congratulations, that's so exciting! Your life is going to be busy, but I'm glad you think you will enjoy it. =)

Worldbuilder Robin said...

I am really really looking forward to reading The Maze Runner. The plot kind of reminds me of a novel I read as a teenager. I can't remember the title, but it's about a group of kids who get stuck in a harrowing maze of staircases in order to test their ability to be trained to act in a certain way. For the most part, however, the actual environment ultimately has little to do with the story: they could be stranded on a deserted island for all the difference the labyrinth of stairs really made. It sounds like you'll do a much better job with the basic concept.

Jaime Theler said...

WAHOO!!! YEA!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! *jumping up and down with pom poms and screaming* I'm so excited for you! (Can you tell?) Way to go, James!

LexiconLuvr said...

SUPER CONGRATULATIONS, JAMES!

You owe it all to your own merits, certainly, but I'm still just so proud of you! Are you so psyched?

I'd like to mirror Clint's question: How many words are you counting on approximately? And just a geek question here, how will you divide up the writing? Will you work on one book one day or split your working days in half?

Last question and I'll stop pestering you to death. How do you deal with those peevish "doubt" moments as a writer and still crank out stuff fast enough that you're happy with it? (In other words, how do you get over the slump?)

Ok--it really isn't my last question but I'm making it because I'll never stop asking you questions if I don't limit myself.

Congrats, James! I'm so happy for you! And thrilled for me as a reader! Because even though it's great news for you, you're really giving US a giant present.

Melanie Goldmund said...

Congratulations! I am really looking forward to reading these.

James Dashner said...

You guys are so nice. Thanks.

And great questions posed. I'll definitely answer them on the blog next week. Deal?

Heather B. Moore said...

It's nice when good things happen to good people!!

Q said...

So when is HfDI coming out? I need to post my review that day.

And I want an ARC. Please.

LouMac said...

Hey! You changed it didn't you? Oh well, you are funny James! Congrats again!!!

Frank Cole said...

James,

you're an inspiration. You've been bustin' tail and it's paying off. When are you coming in so we can hang again?

Karlene said...

That's wonderful news! Absolutely looking forward to 13th Reality #2 and Maze Runner.

Irish said...

Congrats JD! That is really awesome news!!

Carrie Ryan said...

That is awesome news! I'm so excited for you! I now have to bother both Krista and Jim to try to get an ARC out of them -- I've been totally dying for this book and I'm psyched there will be more!! CONGRATS!!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations James!

Sounds like a frantic pace of life - but oh the joys, eh?

Heidi said...

what is the first book to the maze runners trilogy

Jonathan said...

just finished Maze Runners and thought it was great cant wait for the next on. Wonderful book!

Anonymous said...

I picked up The Maze Runner at the library just so I could have something to read while I waited on Catching Fire to be sent to me. After reading both, The Maze Runner definitely blew Catching Fire away! Now I can't wait for Scorch Trials. How am I going to make it?!?

Anonymous said...

James! I loved loved loved your book Maze Runner! I've read alot of fantasy in my time, and your story line is one of the best I've ever read! I dont know how I will be able to wait it out till october, but keep great books like this coming!

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading Maze Runner and I loved it! My father recommended it to me because he heard it was a popular new release teen book being talked about on the radio. Can't wait for the Scorch Trials, I hope it will be up to par with the first of the trilogy!

Anonymous said...

The Maze Runner was WONDERFUL. You wrote just the kind of book I wholeheartedly adore. I read Maze Runner in a few hours, and wish I had savored it more, but I couldn't help myself! I had to see how it ended! Fantastic. I am eagerly anticipating the sequel's release.

Anonymous said...

I dont know if James Dashner is really on this blog or whatever. But i just read the book and it is amazing. I'm a really big fan of books and haven't read any recently. Thank you for the great book, though. I hope you come out with the other two. Can't wait to read them.

Siri said...

James I can only say: Thank you !!

The Maze Runner is such a wonderful thrilling book, not like any I have ever read ! When I found out that it's a serie I was so glad and happy! I can't wait for The Scorch Trials too be released!! I'm dying to find out the big plot behind the whole thing, because it seems like the maze is just a piece of a larger puzzle.

Seriously thank you for giving me such a wonderful time reading it, and keep up the good work! You deserve all good !!

Anonymous said...

This book is absolutely amazing! Big thank you to Mr. Dashner! The ending was just incredible. I've read a ton of books but this is the first one that still has me thinking about it even days after finishing it!

Anonymous said...

i loved the maze runner soooo much and i totally can't wait for the scorch trials. wish that it came out sooner. thanx for a great read!

Zack said...

Hey James just wanted to tell you that i just finished the book yesterday and i loved it!
It waz probably one of the best books i have ever read. I thought it waz brilliant with the suspense and interesting characters-I couldnt put the book down and from the this read im encouraged to check out your other books.
Thanks again and i cant wait for the sequel!!

OMSH said...

I have been searching Amazon for the next book in this Trilogy. We homeschool and this has been our read aloud. NEVER BEFORE have my children begged me NOT to stop reading.

I have a 7, 9 and 13 year old - they were completely fascinated (and completely bought into) the storyline. We would read for an hour and discuss what we "thought" would happen.

At any rate, we finished up last night and my middle daughter cried over the loss of Chuck. Big buffalo tears - I was choked up too. Wow - it took us all for a ride.

My husband is reading it now - he is trying to understand our new language and is tired of being called a klunkhead or slinthead.

Digging through your blog to find out when the next books is releasing.

OH! My 13 year old is one of National Geographic's DogEared Blog Bloggers - she'll be reviewing it there too!

Thanks for an amazing ride. We'll be checking out the 13th Colony! We are sold on you, Dashner Dude!

OMSH said...

P.S. If you need to edit my last comment or place a spoiler alert, please feel free to do so...and correct my grammar.

"Digging through your blog to find out when the next book[s] is releasing."

(geez)

Anonymous said...

What is the name for the second book going to be?

K.K said...

YAY!!!! I just read the first Maze Runner bout a month ago...loved it!!! Can't wait for the rest! Good luck on the deadlines

Ever think about making them movies??? I'd pay to see 'em...just sayin :)

The Idiot and the Genious said...

ah! Awesome! Just finished the book today and Im glad to say I'm looking forward to the next 2! Wordlbuilder Robin is thinking of the very same book I though of when I first read this. Its called House of stairs..

MazeRunnerLuver said...

I finished your book "The Maze Runner" today after i bought it at a book fair (I had looked at the book yesterday, it was the last and i had it on hold. I didn't even read the description, I just had a feeling) in less then 4 hours, IT. WAS. AMAZING! Please! Please! get your next two out quicker, I don't think I'll be able to wait!

Anonymous said...

Next book is Scorch Trials for those who wanted to know. There is a countdown timer up at the top of the page. October 2010!

I cannot wait for it to come out!

Chocoholic said...

The Idiot and the Genious- I read the House of Stairs too I really liked it
-But back to my favorite book C= Maze Runner! I cant possibly wait for The Scorch Trials!!! And a movie? Im not sure about that but I just saw the video or trailer of The Maze Runner and Im not sure what was with the kid on the stone table that was attached with chains?

Anonymous said...

Just read the Maze Runner...... blew my mind. AMAZING. I couldn't put it down!

MD said...

I'm a teen and read The Maze Runner recently. It was mind-blowing and I loved every single second of it.I can't wait for the sequel. Your book kinda inspires me to become a writer just to be able to invoke the emotions you invoked in me. It was... Amazing. I wish you good luck on the second book and all your deadlines. :)
-MD

Shota Yamanaka said...

My friend got me the Maze Runner Book as a birthday gift, and I was suddenly hooked onto the book :)

The storyline is excellent and I really cant wait to get the 2nd book of the trilogy :)

James Dashner, you are a fantastic, author and I really am inspired :)

Hope you have a nice day, and KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! <3

Anonymous said...

Maze Runner was AWESOME. The book club at my school voted on reading it and now we are all impatiently awaiting the second! I actually raced my friend to the library to get it before she did only to find out it hadn't even come out yet!

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Jessica said...

I also just finished Maze Runner, it was fantastic. Possibly one my favorite books I have read to date, and I have read a TON of books. You're guaranteed a buy from me on books 2 and 3. You are a fantastic storyteller and I think this book sets up a fascinating concept that could be easily transposed into games and/or movies.

September would be amazing, as it would make for a better birthday for me :D

Anonymous said...

They need to make a movie. For real. And you need to get book 2 on the shelves soon. I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Hey. I am a middle school student who just got done reading The Maze Runner. It was by far my favorite book every! I also read The 13th Reality. Great books. As long as you continue to write books, I will continue to read them. (especially the sequel to Maze Runner, can't wait). Please hurry with the release of more books.
-Your Favorite Reader

Anonymous said...

I love this book! I just finished it and went strait to the computer to see what the next book is, only to find it's not out yet! I can't wait to read the next two. You are a fantastic author, and I'm going to read The 13th Reality series. It sounds really interesting. Keep up the great writting!

Karen said...

I just picked the first one up at the library. Me so excited :)

Emma said...

Hi James :) I just finished The Maze Runner, and it BLEW me away!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't put it down! It was one of the best books I have EVER read! I can't wait for Scorch Trials. Fall is such a long ways away!!!!!! How am i going to survive!!!! I it going to be a movie?????

Dave Andrews said...

I'm only on page 58 and I'm already completely enraptured. I can already tell I'd love to turn this into a screenplay and make a movie of it. I don't know what's coming in the rest of the book yet, I've avoided even reading the back cover so as not to spoil it, but I know I'm going to love it.

Emma said...

Are you a movie producer Dave?

robot360 said...

I have just completed a review for the first of the Maze Runners. It has been sent to the Scottish Book Trust. Believe me, there wasn't much bad in it. I'll watch for more of your books with great anticipation.

Hannah said...

I started reading The Maze Runner about a week ago... I LOVE IT... and I'm only 12! and LouMac there is no spelling error.... James- I love your book and I can't wait to finish it! I'm so interested I've almost got detention twice!! (for reading it in class......) (haha.....)

Dani said...

Dear James,
Yes! I absolutely can not wait for the second book to come out. I can definately relate with Hannah...I heard quite a few complaints from my classmates when I begged to keep the lights on during a movie so I could read your book. Your writing is fantastic and your imagination is beyond exceptional. The Maze Runner has been added to my list of The Best Books I've Ever Read. You can be sure I'll be counting down the days until the release date!!!
Best of luck!

Melissa R said...

Spoiler Alert!
We just finished reading Maze Runner. My son is 7. He and I read it together. We loved every word but the ending really really upset me. I wanted to scream and my belly hurt. I can't stand that they are still with the WICKED people and don't know it. I KNEW they were, the "rescue" was too conveniently timed and the people at the nicey nice new building are dressed the same as those scientist at WICKED. Black pants, white shirts, crisply pressed. But, the big question is are they GOOD or BAD? Or is it as case of GOOD but having to do some bad things to get to the greater good. Like, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, sort of thing. I am heartbroken for them! And we are pretty sure Thomas and Teresa are siblings, not a love interest. Anyway, we are anxiously looking forward to book 2!

Anonymous said...

I just finished The Maze Runner. I must say, I'm obsessed already. The next book is all I'm going to think about until it comes out. My mom too. I think I might add it to the list of books that I re-read every summer. Seriously. Amazing. Please feel free to send me manuscripts to proof read via your uncle Kent (my neighbor). : )

Roseweave14 said...

I just finished The Maze Runner two days ago. I'm so excited for the sequals!!! Seriously James, you are a true writer. Before I read your book, my favorite was Twilight. so now saying that my favorite is the Maze Runner, that HAS to be saying something!(It takes a lot for a twilight fan to detach from her saga :) Thanks for being such an inspirational writer!

Anonymous said...

I just finished the Maze Runner and all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!x100000
I've read a few good books in my life but this is THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!!!! I've always loved writing and this book definetly will contribute ideas to some of my books, if I write any, I'm only 12 ya know.

Can't wait for the next addition! (I know I spelled definetly wrong twice but my mom's asleep and I'm just getting used to my Mac book.

Anonymous said...

Same guy with the Mac book problem. Hey James, I tried to put your book in a genre but I can't. I made up one though. Your book the Maze Runner is an action mystery comedy (kind of) fantasy sci-fi super epic book. Hey, I know you won't answer this but are Thomas and Teresa bother or sister or friends from before the glade? All my posts will be from the guy with the Mac book problem. Since I don't have an E-mail account. ;(
From: The guy with the Mac book problem
P.S. Watch out for people who impersonate me.

Anonymous said...

What exactly do you mean my 'A companion to The Maze Runner'?

Anonymous said...

Just finished reading The Maze Runner and handed it to my husband. Had to get online to find out the title of the next book...bummed it hasn't been released, yet...at least I only have a couple of months to wait. :) I loved Maze Runner, but I am torn about recommending it to my 5th graders to read - Parents with 10 years olds, let me know what you think! I know the kids would enjoy it, but any parental concerns about the content? I tend to be conservative...trying to step outside that box...

Anonymous said...

Hey James! Great to hear about the next book coming out, I loved the Maze Runner book, it was fantastic I give you 2 thumbs up. (If I had more thumbs, I would give more thumb ups :-)) I recommended your book to almost everyone I knew.

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Anonymous said...

hey james this is a kid who read your book (the maze runner), and i think that it was pretty good. But what i was really wondering was if you could give me any pointers on writing a book.
Thanks,
Kid who read the maze runner

Anonymous said...

I am on the edge of my seat after the Maze Runner, and i cannot wait another day for the Scorch Trials to come out. Super excited!!!! Thank you james dashner for making such an amazing story.

Anonymous said...

wow, i have followed your books sence the door in the woods. your books keep getting better and better. i will not be surpized if your book becomes as popular as the hunger games.

ju said...

hello! i'm brazilian and want to give u my congratulations! your book is simply dynamic and "glue us"! when i saw it at the store (portuguese version) i found interesting and decided to buy...but when i started the reading i just could not stop! in 24h i finished and know i'm addicted! rsss
i neeeeeeeeeeed the 2nd one!!!!!please!!!!!

URFAN "Nicole" said...

I read "The Maze Runner" cuz my bff said it was her fav book (and shes one of those chicks who reads lots of books...so am I) and im like wow gotta be very good then...so i bought it. Started reading it the same day. Had to take a break to sleep...but the next day I read it non stop...every page made it more addicting!!!! so...ive read it twice! just as exciting as the first time I read it!!! and i noticed details that i hadn't first time 'round...im seriously counting down the days!!! cant wait for number 2!!!! omgosh exciting!!!

BTW...i myself am interested in writing books...so i wanted some tips...
Answer sometime (if ur not busy of course!!!)
"How do you know if your ideas (subjects of books) would actually be interesting for others to read?"

Your my number 1 author! Your a great inspiration to us all! (and "The Maze Runner" just happens to be my new fav book!!!)

CONGRATS ON EVERYTHING JAMES DASHNER!!!

URFAN "Nicole" said...

I SERIOUSLY CANT WAIT FOR SCORCH TRIALS!!! COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS!!!
GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING!!!

rose said...

I luv your book! I always read lots of books trust me. u are a very inspiring author. Im also writing a book myself ( even though im 12:)Reading ur book The Maze runner has gave me a few ideas for my story. Cant wait to read book 2!

Chad said...

Jut finished the second book.. all in one sitting. It was every bit as exciting and mysterious as the first one... well done! I really don't want to wait another year for the third one, I want it now! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! I loved the second book as much as the first! I love the characters and the weird twists, some of which are SO frustrating! Can not WAIT till the next one is out now! :)

Anonymous said...

any news on the release date of book three to the maze runner trilogy?

Anonymous said...

Ok so i just read the scorch trials in 4 hours... and loved it!!!! i really want book 3 to come out soon.

Mariam said...

When is your next book in the Maze Runner Trilogy coming out? I need to know case I am so addicted to this Trilogy!!!!!! And did I hear it is going to be made into a book or is that a story? If it is true then it would be the best news I have hear all day!!!!!! But books are always better!!!!! I was thinking of reading the first two books again. Caz I have no other books that are better to read.Cant wait to read the third one.

I have already gotten two other class mates into the trilogy. LOL :) They cant wait for Christmas break to be over so they can get the second book from me to read it.

You are my favorite author and I love the way you write books.

Anonymous said...

I love The Maze Runner series so much. In the third book i really hope that Thomas is okay and that him and Teresa get back together!

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. Dashner! I have a HUGE request and if you could reply to this comment a.s.a.p that would be great! :) All I ask for are six (6) really important events that take place in the maze runner, from the beginning of the book to the end. I ask you because only you could really know the most important events. Thank you soooo much! (this is for a school project by the way)

Anonymous said...

THE MAZE RUNNER IS A SUPERB BOOK!!! I finished reading book one in one day...sort of. I actually spent all day Saturday reading the maze runner,and I finished the book around 1:30am Sunday morning!!! I love THE MAZE RUNNER!!! I love the constant suspense, the characters, the dialogue,the plot,ECT. I just recently finished reading SCORCH TRIALS, which was also fantastic!!! I just cant wait for the third book to come out!! I'm usually patient, but I have been waiting for to long though its been about...maybe two weeks and some days. I don't know but what I do know is that I cant wait to get my hands on the third book!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't Thomas and Teresa to get back together!! I knew something was up with that girl when I read the first book!! Teresa really got me angry with her 'staged' betrayal. I'm rooting for Brenda and Thomas in book 3, even though I can tell that wont happen!! :(

Anonymous said...

"Rose stole my nose I suppose and that really blows!!!"
AAAAHHHHH!!!!! OMG I read that sentence in the 2nd book and was freaked out!!! How do you come up with such good dialogue!! That sentence to me was chilling to the BONE!!! If I was Thomas and I heard that, there is know way I would have acted to quickly and calmly, i would have fainted :/
YOUR BOOKS ARE AWESOME KEEP IT UP
OH!! AND WHEN IS BOOK 3 COMING OUT I"M DYING TO KNOW

taylor said...

i’m a korean, but is minho too? i was shocked when that name popped out cause a korean almost never comes out in an american book. it’s always chinese or japanese. since there’s no name minho in either countries, i suppose my guess is right. i reallllllyyyy wish he was!! i love your books!

Anonymous said...

Hi, i love your first 2 books so much!! I can't wait for the 3rd book!! I have a question. Some of my friends who were in 8th grade last year at Poe Middle School in VA said that you came and visited that school. They also said that you showed the Maze Runner movie! Like the actual movie!! I thought they were talking about the Maze Runner book trailer, but they said it was an over 1 hour movie! They told me similar events in the movie that were in the book, and they didn't even read the book!! So of course I thought it must be true. And if it is true, where can i watch it or buy it?? BECAUSE I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE MOVIE!!!

Melissa said...

First of all, I just finished The Scorch Trials yesterday, and I am DYING for the next book. I think that this trilogy has to be the best one I have ever read. I'll make sure to tell anyone I know who is looking for a good book about The Maze Runner.

Second of all, I don't think they should make this trilogy a movie. I just think that so much is lost when a book is scripted, and this book has so much detail and so many ideas that they could never fit it in a 2 hour movie. So please, don't sell this as a movie. :)

Anonymous said...

WOW. That's all I have to say. WOW. I am a teenage girl and don't really read books, but when I do, I have to finish them or it drives me insane thinking about how it will end. However, this book was too great to put down! In advisory we were assigned a book club of 3 people and we had to finish a book within 2 weeks. Easy, peasy. We were supposed to read only such-and-such pages a day, but I (ooops) read the first book in a few hours on the plane :) After we got back and I went back to school, I put a request in for the second book at my library... ALL the books were checked out! And they still all are! However, I ended up getting the Scorch Trials, and I read that book in a few hours, consumed in all the sudden events! I thought it was the end, until I read "End of Book Two" after the note from WICKED at the end. I immediately looked on the internet for the next book, and found out it is supposed to come out in October or something? I was super dissapointed, but it will be 100% worth the wait. Best book I have ever read, EVER! If it was made into a movie, I would go see it a million times! Not to mention that I would also apply to act in it (I want to be in a movie SO badly) :) Anyways, I LOVE this book it's changed my perspective of, like, everything, and everything I think about makes me relate back to your books. AGGGH! I'm going crazy! Can't wait for the Death Cure,

-James Dashner #1 FAN!

Anonymous said...

Heard there might be a movie coming out. Is there one? Also, if one is coming out, when?

-M

Anonymous said...

I read "The Maze Runner" back in the spring and with my crazy schedule didn't get to read "The Scorch Trials" until now. :( However, you did NOT disappoint! In my opinion, "The Scorch Trials" was definitely just as good, if not better, than "The Maze Runner". Both were extremely well-written and gripping (finished Book 2 within 4 days) and I absolutely can't wait for the third book. Has a title been released yet? Movie in the plan? Because I'd see it in a heartbeat. (:

Anonymous said...

James I love the Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials was amazing. I can't wait to read the next!

mazerunnerfan said...

way to go also love the maze runner trilogy get the books out fast please

mayer1 said...
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mayer1 said...

the author has 2 be insane

Bailey said...

of the thousands of series and books i have read maze runner series is my personal favorite and the best written and most exticing and suspensful book i have ever read. im convinced to maybe try and write a book because of you!!!!!!!!!! i just cant wait for the third book and i just barely finnished the scorched trials and i am so amazed and i just love your series. and this book is the exact opposite of a disapointment by an infinite amount. and i finished the schorched trials in about 24 hours. i started last night about 5 o clock and had not put it down scince i had to go to school the next morning! haha i feel great and i love the series and would love to see a movie and im going to start a book cause of you thx for the inspiration and i swear i wont steal anythin hahahahahah im so amazed by this series and going crazy like a clank cause of this book! //.-)
p.s thats a smiley face with long hair.

Bailey said...

and i forgot to meantion good job with the book three deal and good luck getting to the deadline

Emma said...

I can't wait for the third book!!! I loved the first and second ones. It was nonstop reading for me!! Everyone was like EMMA! STOP READING! and I was like NO! NO WAY! ... Anyways, thats everyday since im always reading.
I'm so inspired by your work!!! Congratulations on the book deal! I CANT WAIT!!!! AHHHHHHHH! Haha..
Sorry I am freaking out here! Good luck with your future. :)

Max said...

Hello! i just read both BOOKS SIMULTANEOUSLY! Just kidding but i read them one after the other in 2 days! I loved them both and i have to say, nive work! NOW PUBLISH THE NEXT BEFORE I KEEL OYU - Achmed the dead terrorist

SC23 said...

I just finished the maze runner and am about to start the scorch trials. (I know I'll love it). I can't wait for the third book!:D.Keep it up James!

Michael said...

When's the third maze runner co you know what day it comes out on?

Michael said...

Sorry typo it's supposed to say when's the next maze runner book coming out. Do you know what day?

Anonymous said...

Is he 3rd book going to end it?

zoey said...

I suggested Maze Runner for a boook club i am doing but i forgot that i read about 5 reading levels higher than kids my age. I red all three Hunger games at the age of nine. Any way do you think it will be okay James, i have only read a litle bit.

ZackGovernale said...

I just started reading the maze runner series and have a question. In the beginning Thomas said that he saw about 50-60 boys, but later on during the tour, Alby says that he's been there the longest and that is two years. If they only get people once a month assuming none of them are dead they should have about 24. Is this explained later on and if so just say yes and I'll figure it out.

Laura H. said...

Zack it says in the beginning that they first started with a group of boys probably between 20-30. and then started to bring one once a month. But anyways.... James, you are truly amazing! I started reading the Maze Runner at like 2 Pm and finished it by 2 Am!!! I LOVED IT!!! And I can't wait to read the next two and also look into the other series you've wrote! Congrats on everything! :D

Anonymous said...

I. LOVE. THIS. SERIS!!!! I was depressed when the 2nd book ended. And can't wait for the 3rd one!!!
IM SOOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT IT <3333

Your my favorite author EVERR!

Anonymous said...

I just listened to your books over audiobook! THey were amazing! I was going to buy them a long time ago but no one would ever loan it to me so finally i just bought the audio books so I could listen to something on my vacation. I fell in love and bought the second one right away! I want the next one so bad!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I totally enjoyed the Maze Runner and Scorch Trials! I couldn't put them down! Can't wait for final book!
P.S. Some shank should make a movie on them...

DonnaG said...

I am also hooked on the Maze Runner books and can't wait for the last one (have already pre-ordered). And I also think some shank should make a movie on them :)

Anonymous said...

....i absolutly looooovvveeee these books and thts coming from someone who doesnt read...tears for when chuck dies...love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

The book is awesome... Read it in 1 night.... does that say enough? lol

Anonymous said...

-Nate D.

Anonymous said...

Both books. lol.
ND

Anonymous said...

Hi James. Big fan of the Maze Runner series. I ahve read the whole series and i was wondering if there is going to be the Maze Runner movie?

Anonymous said...

Is the french translation out yet for the Maze Runner? If not, when do you expect it to be out?
merci

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I'm in LOVE with all of your AMAZING books! I read them non stop and can never seem to put the books down!(I bet you get that a lot!!) And I've been dying to know...WILL THERE EVER BE A MOVIE TO THE SERIES??
P.S. Please don't ever stop writing!! You are such a TALENTED writer and has inspired me to write, too!

David said...

Maze Runner great book Scorch Trails did not like because of what Teresa was made to do 2 Tomas The Death Cure could have fixed that man I hated she died and Newt died why Brenda? Do a 4 book bring Teresa back maybe she lived her and Tomas should have been together. If that is it only book I can read again will be Maze Runner all Tom and Teresa did together not to be together so sad I did like Brenda Tom and Teresa had a past together so disappointed on book 3 for not fixing what book 2 did

Angie said...

I loved the Maze Runner! It was probably the best book I have ever read. I don't know why there's such a big deal about Harry Potter, the Maze Runner is way better. You should make a movie!

Anonymous said...

Make another maze runner book

Sam the Reader said...

that book was amazing, it felt like some sort-of dream! im really glad that my teacher told me i should read it, thank you for sharing your stories with me and the rest of the world, through your writings

France said...

This book has been at the top of my nook suggestions for some time, but I had been reluctant to read it because of the synopsis. If you have any doubts about reading this book just know that the synopsis does not do this book justice. I was expecting a sub-par book, but once I bought it I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed trying to solve the mystery along with the characters.

Anonymous said...

So are they making a movie, I tried searching it up.
PS: You are the BEST author and it is my birthday today!

Jeff and April said...

Say WHAT!!! You're making another series for the MAZE RUNNER! Man, you are awesome! I am your biggest fan! It may have taken me 2 months to get The Death Cure but man, it was worth it! No offense, but I hat how you end the third book but I am so happy that you are making a third book that I can't sleep at night! Well at least its coming soon! Your the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your #1 Fan Ebok
(P.S. That's my secret name!)

Anonymous said...

Will their be a Maze Runner movie?

Anonymous said...

Hi ! Is The Maze Runner series/trilogy ever going to be translated in french ? It'd be great !

Anonymous said...

NOOOOO!!!! i love the series but you killec chuck!! thats a bad james!! nono!! he wa mah favortite charecter ;(

Anonymous said...

James Dude that was one screwed up ending........

Anonymous said...

you should make another book telling what helps to brenda,thomas, minho, and the others!

Anonymous said...

you should make another book telling what helps to brenda,thomas, minho, and the others!

Kipedwidie said...

Amazing Series! Read all three books inside of 5 days. Couldn't believe the detail and greatness of the books. -Spoiler alert- Since book 2 I wanted Teresa to die, but when it actually happened I was totally shocked. The only thing that I think would've made the book better is if Thomas and Brenda got together sooner. All in all, amazing series. Had so much fun reading it. Recommended to all of my friends.

Kipedwidie said...

One more thing. The mystery throughout the story was interesting and hard to crack as I went along. The greivers were OP, and Janson was a bit wacko. I wonder, did he have the Flare virus or was he immune? Any ways. If You see this post I just want that answer.