‘Maze Runner’ Author James Dashner Switches Gears, Writes True Crime Thriller

‘Maze Runner’ Author James Dashner Switches Gears, Writes True Crime Thriller

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The world of young adult fiction is pretty hot for dystopian storylines right now, and author James Dashner has definitely found a comfortable niche in that world. With shades of The Hunger Games and Divergent, The Maze Runner series features an adolescent cast of boys fighting for survival after the world has been destroyed by solar flares. There’s danger, violence, and just a little cannibalism, but the series is still decidedly geared towards young adults. His other series, The Mortality Doctrine, inspired by Dashner’s favorite movies The Matrix and Inception, is also aimed at teenaged readers.  Kaya Scoldelario and Dylan O’Brien in Maze …