The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I have to say, the first few chapters were a little slow to start - but once it got moving, I rather liked the pace. I also thought some of the "new" language that the author created, was a little awkward at first...but then I got used to it, and I liked seeing how the MC started to fit in, by using it. I did feel that the author did a decent job of explaining the story, while still leaving openings for the readers imagination.
I rather enjoyed this book, along with the cliff hanger - which at 2:30am when I finished it, made me think, "Really? Are you kidding me?". Which is exactly what the author should make you feel, to make you want to read more. I will for sure, read the sequel. While it wasn't my absolute favorite, I still felt it was thoroughly entertaining.
James can be found on twitter: @jamesdashner
He also has a blog: http://jamesdashner.blogspot.com/
My rating: 3 of 5 stars