James Dashner Books

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James Dashner was born on 26 November 1972, in Austell, Georgia. He is a well-known author of young adults’ books as well as some adult novels as well. After graduating from Duluth High School, in the year 1991, James Dashner was then admitted to Bringham Young University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Before becoming an author, James Dashner initially served in the finance sector. Ever since he was young, Dashner always knew that he wanted to become an author.

Order of Maze Runner Series

1The Maze Runner 2009Description / Buy
2The Scorch Trials 2010Description / Buy
3The Death Cure 2011Description / Buy
4The Kill Order 2012Description / Buy
5The Fever Code 2016Description / Buy

Order of Maze Runner Short Stories/Novellas

1Crank Palace 2020Description / Buy

Order of Maze Runner Collections

1The Maze Runner Files (Short Story) 2013Description / Buy

Order of Maze Runner Graphic Novels

1The Scorch Trials: The Official Graphic Novel Prelude (Short Story) ( With: Jackson Lanzing, Collin P. Kelly) 2015Description / Buy

Order of Jimmy Fincher Saga Series

1A Door in the Woods 2003Description / Buy
2A Gift of Ice 2004Description / Buy
3The Tower of Air 2004Description / Buy
4War of the Black Curtain 2005Description / Buy

Order of The 13th Reality Series

1The Journal of Curious Letters 2008Description / Buy
2The Hunt for Dark Infinity 2009Description / Buy
3The Blade of Shattered Hope 2010Description / Buy
4The Void of Mist and Thunder 2012Description / Buy

Order of Infinity Ring Series

1A Mutiny in Time 2012Description / Buy
2Divide and Conquer ( By: Carrie Ryan) 2012Description / Buy
3The Trap Door ( By: Lisa McMann) 2013Description / Buy
4Curse of the Ancients ( By: Matt de la Pena) 2013Description / Buy
5Cave of Wonders ( By: Matthew J. Kirby) 2013Description / Buy
6Behind Enemy Lines ( By: Jennifer A. Nielsen) 2013Description / Buy
7The Iron Empire 2014Description / Buy
8Eternity ( By: Matt de la Pena) 2014Description / Buy

Order of The Mortality Doctrine Series

1The Eye of Minds 2013Description / Buy
2Gunner Skale (Short Story) 2014Description / Buy
3The Rule of Thoughts 2014Description / Buy
4The Game of Lives 2015Description / Buy
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An obsessive and an avid reader, Dashner would read anything from newspaper articles to the Hardy Boys as well as the Lord of the Rings. Dashner’s inspiration comes from the countless number of books that he had read, Movies and Television programs that he had watched throughout the years. Ender’s Game and the Lord of the Flies had a great influence in his book, The Maze Runner.

A majority of his works received various accolades, with his best performing book, The Maze Runner staying on New York Times bestseller list for more than a year. Some of the other accolades that Dashner has received include the Charlotte Award, Missouri Trueman Award as well as the New Hampshire Isinglass Award. The theme in a majority of these novels is science fiction and fantasy as well. One of his exceedingly popular work is the fantasy series, is the Maze Runner book series and the13th Reality series.

The Maze Runner book series is a four book series, with The Maze Runner being the first book in the series, then followed by the Scorch Trials. The other two books in the series include Kill Order and The Death Cure. In the first book in the Maze Runner book series, The Maze Runner, we are introduced to the Gladers, a group of children, who are trying to retain a sense of normalcy, which they remember.

The children manage to retain normalcy by sticking to the rules of the micro-society. The second book in the series is Scorch Trials, and in this book, we see the Gladers being pushed beyond their comfort levels. The group is forced to fight for their lives while they are looking for answers. The Death Cure is the third book in the Maze Runner book series. As the third book in the series, the Death Cure follows the lives of the Gladers as they make the final decision, which may result in their death or survival.

James Dashner Books into Movies

The first book in the Maze Runner book series, The Maze Runner was adapted into a screenplay. The movie managed to scoop four awards including the International Film Music Critics, the Kids Choice Award, MTV Movie and TV Award as well as the London Circle Critics Award. Due to the popularity of the first book, the other two books in the series were as well adapted for a screenplay.

James Dashner Awards

James Dashner is one of the most decorated authors of this era. He is the recipient of the Missouri Trueman Award, the Charlotte Award and the Hampshire Ingles Award.

Best James Dashner Books

The 13TH Reality book series is one of the best book series that James Dashner has ever penned down.

The Journal of the Curios Letters: The first book in the series follows the life of one Atticus Higginbottom, popularly known as Tick, who is a 13-year-old boy. However, despite living a normal life, Tick finally receives a letter, which informs him of the events that would result in the destruction of reality.

The Hunt for The Dark Infinity Blade: Individuals from all occupations are going insane, and other individuals are disappearing without a trace. Information is already out that there is a new weapon; however, Tick is completely unaware of how to stop the events from happening.

The Blade of the Shattered Hope: The third book in the series. Tick is being schooled in the field of science, and just when he is about to make any progress, a weapon is created. Thus, Sato, Tick Sofia and Paul have an exceedingly dangerous task that they have to complete.

The Void of the Mist: The fourth book in the 13th Reality book series and is expected to be released in the latter stages. With that said, James Dashner is a well-established author, who is exceedingly popular on speaking in the circuit.

When Does The Next James Dashner book come out?

James Dashner doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Crank Palace and was released on November, 23rd 2020. It is the newest book in the Maze Runner Short Stories/Novellas.


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