This week’s theme is so fitting for me in so many ways. I’ve planned to get back to Joséphine’s and Georgie’s weekly challenge since I started this blog again in February (I mean… photography and books?! This challenge is perfect for me!) but somehow haven’t got around to it yet. Until now. So thanks for this fitting topic this week.
Book-wise I decided to give the Maze Runner series a new try. I’ve read the first book a long time ago and I remember rating it with three out of five stars. It was ok, just not overwhelming. I liked the story and the characters, I just didn’t think the story made use of it’s full potential. And by the end of the book I actually hated the word “shank”. I never read the two following sequels. And after I read Sandra’s shattering review (attention: spoilers!) of the last book in the trilogy I completely lost interest in the series.
A while ago I watched the movie of the first book. I really did like it (my boyfriend, too btw!) and remember thinking: This was actually better than the book. And last week I finally watched the movie of the second book The Scorch Trials. This time I really, REALLY liked the movie. It was fast-paced, action packed and truly gripping. And the way it ended: God, I need to know what happens next!!!
So the awesomeness of the movies finally brought me back to the books. I’m in the last quarter of the second book right now and I’m really surprised how much the movie differs from the book. Of course, the main parts are still there, but the way they happen is almost not comparable anymore. As of now, they are both working for me just fine. The only thing I keep noticing: I like movie-Thomas way better than book-Thomas. Because movie-Thomas actually seems like he’s brave and always wants to try. He really does look like a leader. Book-Thomas instead makes me feel like he’s always afraid and does the right things more by accident. I don’t know why anyone would see him as a leader type-of-guy.
I usually never watch the movie first. But the movie-crew of the Maze Runner really did a great job. I feel like I’m not even spoilered by the movies, since the books are so different. Can’t wait to get to the last one (book- and movie-wise).
So starting the Maze Runner-series again felt like a New Beginning to me. And also getting back to this challenge. ;-)