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James Dashner

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James is the author of THE MAZE RUNNER trilogy and THE 13TH REALITY series. He also published a series (beginning with A DOOR IN THE WOODS) with a small publisher several years ago. He lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains.

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Average rating: 3.95 · 516,017 ratings · 47,133 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Kill Order (Maze Runner...
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The Maze Runner The Scorch Trials The Death Cure
The Maze Runner (3 books)
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The Journal of Curious Letters The Hunt for Dark Infinity The Blade of Shattered Hope The Void of Mist and Thunder
The 13th Reality (5 books)
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The Eye of Minds The Rule of Thoughts
The Mortality Doctrine (2 books)
3.773497688751926 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 5,192 ratings

A Door in the Woods A Gift of Ice The Tower of Air War of the Black Curtain
The Jimmy Fincher Saga (4 books)
3.888949373979314 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,837 ratings

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February 2010, James Dashner
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? JD: Write books. Read books. Watch movies. Feed Family. SS: What is your motto or maxim? JD: Never give up. Laugh a lot. Be good to others. What Readers want to know... SS: How would y..." ...More

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Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican
Brutal Youth
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I was very lucky to read this book early. It's just amazing! So powerful in so many ways. Here's an official "blurb" I wrote up for Anthony and his publisher, and I can't say it any better:

Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican is one of the best, most th...more
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"Hey, just wanted to let ya know that in the sequel, your question/concern will definitely be answered! Don't want to spoil anything, but reread the ne...more "
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" This is a terrific read! Dashner has created an eerie dystopian world where the characters don't know who they can trust. It's packed with action and suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. "
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It was amazing. So intense, I was gripping the book, excited to find out how it ended. I read this in one day, not even that. I started it around 4:00 pm, and finished around 7:00 pm. Oh man! It was great! This book had e... " Read more of this review »
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
This book rocked! Creepy, scary, edge of your seat adventure. This is the futuristic baby of Lord of the Flies, and The Hunger Games, with a dash of post apocalyptic. This book is going to be big, and you should read it before it comes out in Nov... " Read more of this review »
"I only let you buy my lunch because I care about you, and I know it makes you happy. "

I'm very sorry if I offended you. I promise I wasn't being mean spirited, just responding. Sometimes it's tough being an author!

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“You are the shuckiest shuck faced shuck in the world!”
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“Kill me. If you’ve ever been my friend, kill me.”
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Treyson Hi, you should come to RJH!

~Tina~ Hi James!
HUGE fan of The Maze Runner! Can't wait for The 13th reality to hit Canada! Your a amazing writer!


Stacey Hey, I like that author pic on your profile. Is it new?

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Kyle Lawrence HI! I love your books (: The 13th Reality is my favorite so far... :D

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Seth why no blog? i know u have one!

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