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If you like The Maze Runner series by James Dashner

If you like The Maze Runner series by James Dashner

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape. (catalog summary)

Read the other two books in The Maze Runner series:

The Scorch Trials by James DashnerThe Death Cure by James Dashner

And, the two prequels to the series:

The Kill Order by James DashnerThe Fever Code by James Dashner

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (also known simply as The Death Cure) is an upcoming American dystopian science-fiction action thriller film directed by Wes Ball, based on The Death Cure, the final book in The Maze Runner trilogy, written by James Dashner, with a screenplay by T.S. Nowlin. Maze Runner: The Death Cure was originally set to be released on February 17, 2017, in the United States by 20th Century Fox, but the studio rescheduled the film for January 26, 2018 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D, allowing time for Dylan O'Brien to fully recover from his injuries sustained during filming.

If you like The Maze Runner series, try these other exciting adventure series, suitable for teens and adults.

Alive by Scott Sigler


Alive
by Scott Sigler

A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief—she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people and no answers. (catalog summary)


 



Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin


Ashen Winter
by Mike Mullin

More than six months after the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, Alex and Darla retrace their steps to Iowa hoping to find Alex's parents and bring them to the tenuous safety of Illinois, but the journey is ever more perilous as the remaining communities fight to the death for food and power. (catalog summary)


 



Blood Red Road by Moira Young


Blood Red Road
by Moira Young

In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape. (catalog summary)


 



The Compound by S.A. Bodeen


The Compound
by S.A. Bodeen

After his parents, two sisters, and he has spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all. (catalog summary)


 



Dark Matter by Blake CrouchDark Matter by Blake Crouch
"Are you happy with your life?" Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man, Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend."  In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that's the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could've imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. (catalog summary)

 



A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann


A Drop of Night
by Stefan Bachmann

Alternately tells of seventeen-year-old Anouk and four other teens chosen for an exclusive and very dangerous program to explore the subterranean Palais du Papillon, unopened for over 200 years, and Aurelie, who escaped the French Revolution by fleeing into the Palais in 1789. (catalog summary)


 



The Eye of Minds by James Dashner


The Eye of Minds
by James Dashner

Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist begins to threaten players, Michael is called upon to seek him and his secret's out. (catalog summary)



 



The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

The Forgetting
by Sharon Cameron

Canaan is a quiet city in an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls, but every twelve years the town breaks out in a chaos of bloody violence, after which all the people undergo the Forgetting, in which they are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, or their lives—but somehow seventeen-year-old Nadia has never forgotten, and she is determined to find out what causes it and how to put a stop to the Forgetting forever. (catalog summary)


 



Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith


Lockdown
by Alexander Gordon Smith

Furnace Penitentiary: the world's most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth's surface. Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, sentenced to life without parole, Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. (catalog summary)


 



Tunnel in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein

Tunnel in the Sky
by Robert A. Heinlein

The final exam for Dr. Matson's Advanced Survival class was meant to be just that: only a test. But something has gone terribly wrong...and now Rod Walker and his fellow students are stranded somewhere unknown in the universe, beyond contact with Earth, at the other end of a tunnel in the sky. Stripped of all comforts, hoping for passage home that may never appear, the castaways must band together or perish. For Rod and his fellow survivors, this is one test where failure is not an option. (catalog summary)


 



Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Unremembered
by Jessica Brody

A girl, estimated to be sixteen, awakens with amnesia in the wreckage of a plane crash she should not have survived and taken into foster care, and the only clue to her identity is a mysterious boy who claims she was part of a top-secret science experiment. (catalog summary)