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The Scorch Trials

by James Dashner

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Series: The Maze Runner (2)

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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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I gave it a 4 but it was a just barely. I thought some of the book felt like a repeat of the first one but only in a new setting. I still liked it and can't wait to see how it ends. ( )
  cdaley | Nov 2, 2023 |
(2.5 / 5)

I liked The Maze Runner. It had its issues, sure, but I enjoyed it and was looking forward to seeing what came next. This book almost killed my interest in the series. I was happy to see more of certain characters from the previous book, but the plot was convoluted and Teresa was a bad caricature of an angsty teenager.

So much of this book seemed completely unnecessary. The things that were designed by WICKED felt like such obvious contrivances, especially by the end, that I can't help but wonder what Dashner was doing. Did he have the entire trilogy figured out in advance? It seemed more like he wrote himself into a corner with the first book and just decided to go with it. I'm trying to have faith that it will make actual sense in the end, but I don't see how head-eating liquid metal is something that will help anyone save the world.

And as for the relationship between Thomas and Teresa...I just couldn't care less anymore. I was good with it in the first book, even liked the uniqueness of their bond. But now, they're just a vehicle for angst. And a pointless love triangle. And angst. Seriously, the teen drama in this book... Maybe it wouldn't have bothered me if the plot had advanced really at all, if any real questions had been answered.

I'm invested now, though, so I'll read the third one and soon, so I can put to rest the questions and The Question of whether or not it delivers on the interest I had after reading the first book. ( )
  Kristi_D | Sep 22, 2023 |
I was really disappointed in this book after reading The Maze Runner. I loved the first novel, and I had high expectations for the second, but sadly it did not live up to what I had hoped. I had wanted another action filled mystery/thrilled type novel that made me hold onto the edge of my seat and not want to stop reading, but sadly I was bored out of my mind and saw every turn coming.

While The Maze Runner was predictable, it was still action packed and a fun read. This book was even more predictable, and pathetically boring. I didn't even know why I was reading it or what the point of the book was because I was so bored out of my mind.

The plot was predictable, but it was a well thought out plot. There weren't any major errors in the book that I could find.

Overall, I was really disappointed in this novel. I will still finish the series, but I now have low expectations and I don't want to finish the series.

One out of five stars. ( )
  Briars_Reviews | Aug 4, 2023 |
This book has left me confused and turned around. I don't know who to trust, or who is telling the truth, or what is happening... mostly. Dashner is a very engaging writer, and I found it hard to put this down - though I found it easier to put down than the Maze Runner. I won't lie, I am not a fan of the Teresa-Brenda-Thomas love triangle(?) shit, but it's not truly prevalent enough to ruin my enjoyment of the book. I felt the middle was a little slower than the rest of the book, but not significantly so. ( )
  JasonAbides | Jul 17, 2023 |
I liked it better than the first one. ( )
  Vitaly1 | May 28, 2023 |
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For Wesley, Bryson, Kayla, and Dallin. Best kids ever.
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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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Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.

Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.

There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.

The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.

There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.
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The Trials keep on
Coming in a Maze now a
Part of a city.

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