Book Review: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

The Plot (taken from|

      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.
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?

My thoughts:

The science fiction book, The Scorch Trials by James Dashner, is the sequel to the book Maze Runner.   I enjoyed the first book very much because it was fast-paced and had an interesting story (how can you not like post-apocalyptic stories).  I had heard rumors that The Scorch Trials would not be as good and that it was overall disappointing.  Well, thankfully I decided not to listen to the nay sayers.  This book is just as good as the first one.  The adventure picks up right from the end of the first book and you can’t stop reading.  Dashner keeps the momentum going with twists and turns that will keep you guessing what is coming next.  If you liked the Hunger Games, then you will definitely like this series!


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