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The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) by…

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) (edition 2011)

by James Dashner (Author)

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Title:The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2)
Authors:James Dashner (Author)
Info:Delacorte Press (2011), Edition: Reprint, 400 pages
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For the curious, this is where the books and movies really start to deviate from each other in a real strong way. Not that I blame them. The book is such that it kinda calls for the movie to do its own thing from a visual and plot timing perspective. So, if you've seen the movie, you still haven't really experienced the plot of the story here well enough to even consider skipping it. It's a good read, and a direct sequel to the first book. ( )
  TiffanyAK | Aug 26, 2018 |
The Maze runner clan continues its fight to figure out just what is going on in "their world" and the larger world outside. ( )
  ksmedberg | Aug 15, 2018 |
I read most of this book in one sitting. Each chapter ended with a cliffhanger. It's like a mashup of LOST and the Hunger Games. I could not stop reading it. I can't wait to start The Death Cure. ( )
  itswawawhitney | Jun 19, 2018 |
While the book lacked in comparison to the first in the series, it was still very good. It was an enjoyable read but I still don't understand anything. I'm left as confused as I was before. In addition, I also really did not like the unnecessary love triangle (sorta?) thing that was developing in the book. It wasn't needed and just contributed to making the book that bit more confusing. Despite these issues I had with the book, I still enjoyed reading it. I give it 3.5 stars. ( )
  spellbindingstories | May 24, 2018 |
The Scorch Trials despertó en mi el interés desde las primeras líneas:

She spoke to him before the world fell apart.

Pero desde el 20% en adelante, puedo decir que el libro cayó en picada. Irónicamente desde que en la trama los chicos salen a The Scorch.

Quise que me gustara este libro, la premisa era interesante y había un mundo por explorar y muchas respuestas que contestar.

The Scorch Trials es una lectura ágil, presenta a los protagonistas obstáculos y, una vez superados, presentan otros; ésto lo convierte en un libro cargado de acción, pero sin una trama lineal. El diálogo es juvenil, no muy creativo; y las descripciones no dejan nada a la imaginación, algo típico en un escritor amateur.

En el libro pasan muchas cosas, pero a la vez no pasa nada. Si esperan respuestas, no las encontrarán aquí. Al contrario, te deja aún con más preguntas.

Al igual que en la primera parte, me cansó el “lenguaje” de los Gladers. ¿Cuántas veces Minho dijo “slim it”? Y si lo sumas con “shuck it” y todas sus variantes, se totaliza un exasperante resultado.

En resumen, The Scorch Trials NO es mejor que The Maze Runner. De hecho, creo que The Maze Runner pudo tener 100 páginas más y concluir como una sola novela. No hay mucho desarrollo de personajes, hay un buen puñado de ellos y solo puedes apreciar a unos 5 ó 6 (aún hubiera una interesante inclusión, como los son Aris, Jorge, Brenda, Sonya y Harriet). Realmente creo que no hay historia, solo un salto entre un evento a otro. Y, para completar, la prosa de Dashner es olvidable.

He decidido que acabaré la trilogía, pero dudo mucho que lea las precuelas.
Leeré “The Death Cure” para esta fecha el próximo año y veré la adaptación de The Scorch Trials la próxima semana… Luego vendrá mi merecido descanso de Thomas, Teresa, et al. ( )
  JorgeLC | Apr 28, 2018 |
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The Maze was only the beginning...

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, much of 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 done 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?
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The Trials keep on / Coming in a Maze now a / Part of a city. (legallypuzzled)

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After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas is entrapped, along with nineteen other boys, in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race.

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