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

by James Dashner

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Title:The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2)
Authors:James Dashner
Info:Ember (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 384 pages
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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (2011)

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The Scorch Trials was the sequel to the first book in the series, the maze runner. This book focused on the events after the gladers escaped the maze. The first book ended in a large cliffhanger which made this book a good choice to read next, although it did not answer many questions readers could have had from the ending to the first book.
I was disappointed with this book as it was not nearly as good as the first book of the series. This book did not get interesting or compelling until the very end which made it a hard book to read and stay interested in. I did continue to read to see if the plot would pick up, which it did at the very end, but not as much as I would have liked. I will not continue reading the rest of this series as this book has ruined it for me. ( )
  DeCoBr14 | Feb 25, 2015 |
Ugh this book was sooooo hard to get through. It was boring with a few exceptions. I just was hoping for so much more. The first book was so good. I just hope that the next is better. ( )
  lululovebaby | Feb 25, 2015 |
1.5ish, but I'll be generous and round it on a 2. I mean, I didn't entirely hate it, but it was not at all good.

So far my impression is: WICKED is completely stupid. Thomas is completely stupid. Teresa is completely stupid. The others aren't overly bright either, but at least they try. Or tried... not a lot of effort put into this second part in my opinion, character wise (even less than on the first). I haven't the foggiest whose bright idea it was to pick Thomas as any kind of "intelligent" kid, or as "a leader", or anything else of the sort, he's the one with the least sense in the lot. And that's all I'm going to say because that whole thing was kind of predictable and really, really... not good.
That love triangle thing? Just ridiculous, and since I feel even less for the characters in this book than I did in the previous one, you can guess I don't really care that poor Thomas' heart was broken (boo-hoo).

Anyway, not overly happy with this book (but will still read the next because, why not? I want to know what kind of weird reasoning they put behind all this). ( )
  AshuritaLove | Feb 11, 2015 |
Things i like about it:
- it kept me guessing, its like I'm solving the WICKED mystery with the characters.. i'm clueless as the gladers.
- it takes you to a different world, desolated and ruined.. which scares me a little because it probable, with what's happening iwith our palnet.. you know climate change...
- great cliffhanger
- MINHO. enough said.

What I don't like about it.
- its kinda dragging...
- its somewhat weird...
- it would be much better if the cranks turned full blown zombies... not crazy flesh-eating whatever... i can't just grasped the idea of it...

well its not that great... but this book is wicked. and remember wicked is good. ;) ( )
  Jonna13 | Jan 28, 2015 |
After Thomas and the rest of the guys fro the maze are rescued by these unknown people. The guys think that all their worries are over, and they were finally done with it all. But Thomas and Minho did not think the same. They didn't trust these guys one bit, and they were right, when they woke up in the morning they found that Terrisa was missing and in replacement was some boy. They started off to the jurney across the desert and a lot of people died on the way( as if they didn't have enough people die on trying to get out of the maze.) They soon came to a city and met these zombie like humans that were infected by the solar flares, called cranks, but they did run into some cranks that weren't going to kill them automatically. and they helped them get acrossed the city in extange for a cure to their sickness. On their way Thomas got separated with a girl named Tess from the rest of the group so they kept on moving and soon they met up again a the end of the city. Then that's when bad things started to happen, and that's when they started to find out who was really behind all of this, and their name was WIKED, and all the stunts they went through and even te city WIKED was behind it all.

My opinion of this book is pretty good. Althogh their is some parts were I was pretty ehh, about. all and all it was pretty good.
  tylerc.b3 | Jan 12, 2015 |
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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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