Book Review: Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2) - James Dashner

Title: The Maze Runner 2 - Scorch Trials
Author: James Dashner
Published: 4th August 2011

    Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to.
     In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety . . . until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.
    Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated-and with it, order-and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim . . . and meal.
    The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
    Thomas can only wonder-does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED? [GoodReads]
My Thoughts:
This sequel is the same page turner as the first book. Still packed with no stop action and mystery. But this time, not in the Maze.

Still as well written as the first. A really easy read which made it such a gripping book but including some imagery which very...not nice.... But this reached beyond my expectations of what was in store for the Gladers. During every chapter you are left questioning everything Thomas knows, sees and does. This book is so clever in how it is written with . . . everything and everything it written so carefully to make us, the reader, finish the book. 

However, I did find it getting a little cliché with all the "it's a test" commentary. Yes, it is another test set by WICKED but the was they thought over it again and again got slightly irritating. As they just took ages about each action they take and if it has to do with the whole thing.

This book mainly focuses on the next challenge, which I enjoyed to read as you could see how the Gladers change individually as they travel further out. So many secrets are revealed which you would have never expected, which hits each character with alot of shock.

Recommend or Not? Well, yeah. You won't feel satisfied not reading this book for more answers after reading The Maze Runner.

Happy Reading :)

What did you think of this book?

No comments:

Post a Comment