Review | The Maze Runner Files by James Dashner (Maze Runner #3.6)

“We can’t play God.
We can’t do this to kids.
You’re evil, I’m evil.
Everyone will die.
No matter what.
Let nature win.”
3/5 stars!

Attention! This book contains: emails, secret files, old memories, trials and confidential conversations.

The Maze Runner Files is a 50+ page collection of classified records and concealed information from the world of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series. Lost emails between WICKED employees, memos meant to be destroyed after reading, and a selection of the Gladers suppressed memories make up this e-original short. These documents offer a unique glimpse of the world of The Maze Runner and are a must for any fan of The Maze Runner.

I don’t know exactly what I was expecting from this small novella, but I was sure it wouldn’t add too much to the story. And I was right. But what I didn’t expect was to find so many parts that were already published in previous books. And by that I mean the exact same paragraphs. 

There’s still some original content here, but I would say it’s about 50/50 of original and recycled material. Regarding the original content: I personally liked reading about Frypan’s memories and Minho’s phase 3 of the trials. For me, those were the best chapters I took from the novella.

I wanted to pick it up because I love this series, but in the end it’s not a very relevant novella for two reasons: it adds nothing to the story and has a lot of content already used before.

It is an okay read, but you can definitely skip this one.


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