The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2)
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 t...more
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
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
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
The effort that JD took at allowing the characters some personality didn’t go unnoticed. I found book two a bit more interesting and I think everyone will....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
The whole point of this book is to continue the trials explored in the Maze Runner. Which were interesting from a thrilling...more
Format for the book:
New Chapter. Something's going on but you don't really know what. Wait for it, wait for it... Big Reveal!! (key drum music). Ha, you don't really know anything.
New Chapter. Something's going on and you don't really know what. Wait for it, wait for it... Big Reveal!!! (key drum music). Ha, you don't really...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... 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
Thomas's dreams were really helpful to figure things out, but then I was never sure and I was confused and mad and sad and UPSET, almo...more
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
Reading this actually feels a lot like watching the TV show Lost:
* Changing leaders
* Mysterious but intriguing clues to never-sure-what
Just thinking about it made me realized I only 'liked' it not 'really liked' it. That's all.
First Review (May 26th 2013):
It's been 8 days since I started this book and I'm FINALLY done. I really don't know what it is but it felt like reading this book was a chore. I have many things to say about this book. First off it's way better than The Maze Runner and I liked how it picked up right where we left off. I was confused at some parts in the book...more
By: James Dashner
I absolutely love this series!! The Scorch Trials was an amazing book because of all the adventure, mystery, and danger. I loved all of the major twists in the book that I really didn't expect. When I started reading this book I seriously could not put it down. I read it in 3 days! It was really well written and I would give it 5 stars all the way!! The book has a little bit of everything mixed into it like mystery, adventure, danger, romance, and even scienc...more
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
Estaba realmente emocionada por comenzar a leer éste libro, no miento si digo que de principio a fin lo estuve, el primero me dejó con un nudo de intriga en el estómago.
Hacer el recorrido a través de ésas exhaustivas pruebas que tuvieron que pasar los habitantes del Claro y los demás personajes se convirtió al principio en mi única interrogante sin respuesta coherente. Entonces pensé que los Creadores los habían forzado manejando sus cerebros para que hicieran un film con fines de entretenimi...more
When the group of resisters turn out to be people who work for WICKED, the Gladers knew their nightmares were far from over. And indeed, it is. Not only do they have to go on another set of Trials, bu...more
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