About SamiK

I'm a Library Director for a small(ish) Texas town with a desire to share my love of books and the library with my community.

Currently, I am working towards my MLS (Master of Library Science) from Texas Woman's University (my alma mater!).

When I'm not treading through a pile a school work and work work, I make precious memories with both my handsome men at home. Whether we are playing with the sand between our toes, making a campfire, or just taking in a movie at home, every moment is unique.



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April 21, 2011

Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

I have to admit that some of my favorite reads are about dystopian civilizations (Lord of the Flies, Fahrenheit 451, Animal Farm) especially those that involve human psychology and behavior (see above examples). The Maze Runner by James Dashner did not disappoint!

After receiving a Nook for Christmas, I immediately downloaded this ebook. Unfortunately, time did not allow me to really sit down, read, and enjoy until last week. After a few hours I finished and couldn't wait to start on the sequel -- The Scorch Trials!

Confession: I have not been this excited about a series since the Twilight Saga, but in a completely different way. These series are completely different!

Summary: Thomas wakes up in the lift remembering only his name and fragments of unspecific memories. He is delivered to the Glade where teenaged boys have been dropped off for two years with no memory. After Day One, he wants to be a Runner. On Day Two, she arrives with the message that "everything is going to change."

It was a real page turner that kept me reading for hours! I couldn't help but wonder how Thomas and Teresa knew eachother. Although the book covers short amount of time in the Glade, this allows for more character development and understanding of the setting. I couldn't have asked for a better ending that allows for transition into the sequel.

I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE!

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IT WAS AMAZING!!!! You should be at the book store right now buying it! :)
I really liked it. You should def check it out and give it a shot
It was ok. At least read the synopsis on the back.
Eh....It was alright. It's borrow from a friend material.
Leave it on the shelf!!

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