The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2)
And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Can Thomas survive in such a violent world?
29 times this guy blacked out!! Out of 360 pages, Thomas left you with the cliff hanger of "and finally he slept" 29 times. Sounds fun, doesn't it?
If this didn't annoy you at all, reread this book (NOT RECOMMENDED) and realize that this dude spent most of his life passed out. Then try to tell me you didn't...more
I hate it when people do that. Don't you just want to tell them," okay, calm down. It's not like writing in caps is going to get your point across any further." But I just had to, because my brain is bursting at the seams after reading The Scorch Trials.
I love Thomas' name! I know my enthusiasm is quite unnecessary, but I've never seen the name Thomas used for the protagonist of a book. And a great one, too. Now there are other references besides that darn Thomas the T...more
What the hell? Even though I have sometimes enjoyed a book and not really liked the sequel, it's very rare that I would love one and absolutely hate the other. I desperately tried to finish it but I was bored, I kept getting distracted by either my family, my cats or some random fluff on the carpet... so I just skim-read it to the end and gave myself a basic idea of what the conclusion was.
I truly loved The Maze Runner, even though quite a few people found it annoying - particularly the protag...more
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,...more
The whole point of this book is to continue the trials explored in the Maze Runner. Which were interesting from a thrilling...more
This book was very different from The Maze Runner, much less eerie and creepy mysterious, but what it lacks there, it more than makes up for in tension and action. We learn more about the world outside of the maze, and about the flares and the Flare, and we meet Cranks, which reminded me somewhat of the "zombies" suffering from Rage in 28 Days Later - OK, well, at least those past Gone.
We have some shifting o...more
James Dashner is definitely in my Top Authors list! His books always leave an impact on me for some unidentified reason. I love this book to the point where it isn't healthy!
Once again James Dashner (or should I say Thomas) has taken me on an adventure that made me feel a great many emotions.
I admit to loving this book so much that I couldn't let go of it; causing me to read it entirly in one day with no breaks(I can't say my blatte...more
Not so. If anything, it only leaves the reader with even more questions. Practically nothing was resolved/explained from the first book, and James Dashner kept on piling on more and more plot twists––most of which were …we...more
Wow, The Scorch Trials was definitely a bizarre mind trip, and after everything that was revealed and unfolded, I can’t wait to see how this series ends.
This next installment to The Maze Runner picks up right where the first book left off. The Gladers have been rescued from The Maze, but their trials are far from over. They are immediately launched into a human nightmare where WICKED uses mental, physical, psychological and emotional experiments to test mind patterns...more
Wow... this was structured very differently than The Maze Runner was. I think that's the main reason so many people prefer the first book. It had a neat and tidy format, with a contained setting (the Glade) and a straight-forward "mystery". This, on the other hand, had no cohesive setting, and the characters' intentions changed from chapter to chapter.
In some ways, it reminded me of The Hunger Games. Not in quality, but in s...more
Reading this actually feels a lot like watching the TV show Lost:
* Changing leaders
* Mysterious but intriguing clues to never-sure-what
The Scorch Trials, by itself, might be a pretty exciting book. But as the sequel to the oh-so-exciting The Maze Runner, it just pales in comparison. While the first book made my jaw drop, The Scorch Trials only made me knit my eyebrows in confusion. And I mean, a lot of confusion.
Firstly, the start was really slow, not that it could be helped, considering there was so much of figuring out to do. But even after the Trials actually started, the suspense never really felt as intense as it did in...more
Scorch Trials picks up, literally, where The Maze Runner leaves off and there is no lack of excitement!!! I've been staring at my computer screen for about an hour now, contemplating what I want to say about Scorch Trials and I still don't have any idea. This book absolutely blew me away! Typically, I don't expect much from sequels. They're usually a little boring and the only purpose they serve is to build a bridge between the first and...more
This is going to be a quickie review...
I'm not sure how to feel about the scorch trials. If anything it made me want to hurry and read the last one because I am so confused! His first book was called the Maze Runner, but I feel as if I'm the one who is running in a maze--trying to figure out what the point is for all of these tests. I'm not sure if the Creators are playing Jigsaw from Saw or are literally finding a "cure" for humanity. Whatever! -_-
Let me just start off with saying that I absolutely LOVED The Maze Runner. It was exciting, original, and was just downright awesome. But alas, this is a review of The Scorch Trails, not The Maze Runner.
After I finished TMR, I couldn't wait to get my hands on The Scorch Trials. As soon as I got it, everything else in my life was on hold. I had to know what happened to the Gladers! Now, I will admit that the book did have a good beginning. I was absorbed up until I was about...more
Unlike the Maze Runner, this book took no time at all to get into, which is why I gave it five stars. Right from the very first chapter, it was pure anarchy and action. Not once was I disappointed by what this book contained.
This has been an easy book to read, but difficult to enjoy. I'm sure with the third and final book in this series, author James Dashner will answer all the questions raised by what has being going on. Hopefully, because nothing seems to be making much sense and everything seems to be heading in no particular direction. It's simple yet...more
I still don't know what the heck is going on...is Wicked good or bad? What the heck is their plan, and is there really anything in the world that could justify what they put these boys and girls through? I can't wrap my head around any such thing, I just can't. All I have to say is that Dashner better come up with a hel...more
Ok. So if we thought that they were withholding information before, welcome to the future of confusion. No seriously, we are not any closer to knowing the truth and the bit of information we are given only serves to further confuse the crap out of us. And by us and we I mean me.
I have to say that a few of the plot twists I totally saw coming right from the beginning, especially when they tagged them all with tattoos...more
Book review #6
The Scorch Trials:
Try Not to get Burned
You survived round one. Now get ready for round two. In The Scorch Trails, James Dashner’s second book in the Maze Runner series, he depicts the Gladers struggle for survival. This time, they are infected with a deadly virus, and have to travel one hundred miles to get the cure. There are no rules those who die, die. Those who survive… The stakes are high, and the nerves are at their end. With Teresa gone...more
The scariest part was just realizing how this could all happen one day. This author has brought to life events that may possibly o...more
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