Monday, January 25, 2016

Scorch Trials--James Dashner

Title: The Scorch Trials
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press, 2010.
Pages: 368 p.
Source: Library e-book
Compensation: None
Read: August 2015

This book is the second in the Maze Runner series. While I always strive to avoid spoilers in my reviews, reviewing the second in a series will naturally spoil some of the first book. If you have not read The Maze Runner yet, you may want to skip this review until you have. 

James Dashner's The Scorch Trials

Thomas and most of his friends have escaped the Maze and think they have finally found freedom, but in reality they are less free than before. Aware now that they have been the subject of experimental tests, Thomas's next assignment is to survive the treacherous Scorch--the dangerous wasteland home to people dying of the Flare disease. On top of all the scary threats and crazy people, Thomas's closest friend has been taken away from him and he doesn't know who he can trust anymore.

There were quite a few scenes in this sequel that were even scarier than the first book. Although I zipped through it and generally enjoyed it, I had to overlook some things. I had so many questions after reading the first book and I was a bit disappointed with some of the answers in the second book. I just didn't buy the overall reason why WICKED was subjecting these boys and girls to these tests. But, the book was entertaining nonetheless and readers of the first one will want to continue the series.

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