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(Wayward Pines #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  46,079 ratings  ·  2,675 reviews

The second book in the Wayward Pines Series—now a Major Television Event from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, starring Matt Dillon Thursdays on FOX or catch up on Amazon Instant Video.

Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden…except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping

Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Thomas & Mercer
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A.B. Alvarez This is one of those series that you should read from the beginning. It could just have easily been one long book and been just as good.

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This is one of those series that you should read from the beginning. It could just have easily been one long book and been just as good.

Would you watch a Netflix series starting from a random episode? :)(less)
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Kena Shah You're right, but human nature acts in both ways. We may act indifferent but usually, we do care that we will die (even if it's for a second time). I…moreYou're right, but human nature acts in both ways. We may act indifferent but usually, we do care that we will die (even if it's for a second time). I guess the word for it is fear. (less)

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Jeffrey Keeten
”I know what they need. Perfection all the time would drive them mad. For every perfect little town, there’s something ugly underneath. No dream without the nightmare.”

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We all have secrets we carry around with us. As a species we aren’t really good at keeping secrets, even those rattling skeletons that could prove detrimental to our lives. In the end, most of us end up telling somebody. You can swear someone to secrecy, but the same itch, the same need to tell someone that compelled you to tell
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Shelby *trains flying monkeys* by: Ɗẳɳ 2.☊
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present.
Work hard, be happy, and enjoy your life in Wayward Pines.
Notice to all residents of Wayward Pines
(required to be posted prominently in every residence and place of business)

Ethan Burke is now sheriff of Wayward Pines. He knows some of the town's secrets but not even close to all of them.
This series of books are very hard to review without giving any secrets away because the whole damn book is
Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
4.5 Need to third one ASAP

Love the atmosphere of a small town where things are strange but you don't know what!
Dan Schwent
Mar 23, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Holy freaking cliffhangers, Batman! Good thing I had book 3 in hand. 3.75 stars. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:

Wayward, the second book in Blake Crouch’s WAYWARD PINES trilogy, picks up right where book 1, Pines, left off. I’ll avoid THE major spoiler for Pines, but minor ones are inevitable, and if there was ever a series where you absolutely need to read the books in order, this one is it. Ethan Burke is the newly-minted sheriff of the small town of Wayward Pines, Idaho (population
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-horror
My first review of 2020 has left me a bit stumped.
Wayward, the second book in Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines trilogy follows on directly from book one. The problem in reviewing this instalment is that any mention of the book’s setting or plot will immediately be a major spoiler for book one.
However, our hero Ethan Burke, FBI special agent and general good guy, is still stranded in the strange community of Wayward pines ...... white picket fences handsome Victorian buildings and polite but glazed
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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"Will this place ever feel like home?"

"I don't know," Pam said as she stood. "That's entirely up to you."

Me reading Wayward . . .

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Have you guys read these yet? At least tell me you’ve got the 10 episode television series set to record on your DVR. In case you’re one of the five people left on the planet who has yet to hear about these books, here’s some bad news . . . I can’t really tell you anything that goes down. The
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've been wondering how to review this book. I want you to read the first Wayward Pines book (PINES) before you tackle this one, and I don't want to give the twists or anything away.

So, I'm going to keep this short.
A successful trilogy usually has this formula:
The first book gives you some situation you find interesting, and ends with a brilliant twist.
The second book rips everything apart, makes you pick a side to do battle on, upsets the norm and makes you want to read the final book...
This was just as good as the first book in the series, though it didn't move quite as fast, at first. Still, it intrigued me throughout. I learnt my lesson from book 1 - and didn't really bother trying to figure out what was going on or put too much effort into guessing what would happen next; just went along for the crazy ride. And it didn't disappoint.

Ethan is still struggling to control his conflicting emotions - and is trying to fit into his new role in Wayward Pines. There are still a lot
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?! I'm really trying to stay cool while writing this review, but seriously, what the fuck did I just read?! This is no way to finish a book, how dare you Crouch?!?!?! I'm just pleased that I can start book 3 immediately, because waiting, even a day, would be fucking DEVASTATING.

Okay, so now that's out of my system, lets get on with the review.

This book started out a little slow. It didn't
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

These books are like thrillers on crack, and again the story pulled me in from the very first page. So. Much. Win.

First of all, what you need to know is ________________. Indeed, while the ending of Pines offered us some answers, I have to admit that I wasn't completely convinced by _____________________. In that aspect, Wayward turned out to be a strong and satisfying sequel because _______________________. As for the twists and turns the story takes, didn't you love when _______________ ? It
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good-horror
This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites. From the moment I began with book one, to the end of book two I have been unable to put this series down.

I liked that book one focused on the character of Ethan Burke, while this one gave some depth to the villain of the series, Thomas Pilcher. While I'm not quite sure how he became the way he is, I did like seeing how he created the technology that brought them here, and his family life before all of this went down.

The book is not as action
☽¸¸.I am¸¸.•*¨ The ¸¸.•*¨*Phoenix¨*•♫♪ ☾
I am so happy that I was able to enjoy this second book!

I want to keep this review spoiler-free so I'm not going to say anything about the plot in this one, just that the author still manages to keep some atmosphere of mystery even after the events of the first one, and even though the level of suspense just can't be like the first book, this one was still enjoyable! I love this series!

Starting book 3 :)
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my third Blake Crouch book and they all have this in common: you can’t put them down once you start. I remember being blown away by the tv series, but even knowing the story in advance doesn’t spoil it in the least. Can’t wait to read the last one!
Elizabeth Sagan
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one is a 4.5!
Almost as good as the first one, but the ending didn't impress me too much. Still - super, super good. I've read it in a day, I couldn't put it down!
I can't wait to see what's next! Thank God the last one is already out!
Ɗẳɳ  2.☊
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it

Here goes, Pointless Review #955 (at the time of posting). But is it specifically this review or any review of Wayward that’s pointless? Probably both! The reason is that I imagine those who’ve read the first book fall into one of only two categories: the ones who enjoyed it and are hungry for more, or the ones who couldn’t get past the shoddy writing and all the plotholes. That being the case, I doubt there’s anything I could say to sway your opinion. And the first book was shrouded in so much
Edward Lorn
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, hell yeah, this was awesome.

I'm sorry if you do not find this series as cool as I do, and I fully understand that your mileage might vary, but holy shit Wayward Pines is a fun place to visit. This second book wasn't as chock full of what-the-fuckery as the first one, but it held its own. And that ending... Dude, I got goosebumps.

I never knew what to expect, and that's such a refreshing thing to be able to say about book two in a series. I had no idea where Blake was going to go with this
This is what I kept thinking about the whole time I was reading this and they talked about the "creatures"

An enjoyable second book in the series. Maybe not quite as smooth or suspenseful (a lot more coincidence moves the plot along) but still enjoyable.

Good cliffhanger has me ready for the next book.
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

"Hell is coming to you."

I have so much to say....but don't I always??? I want to write an amazing, detailed, long review, but that wouldn't do this series any good, I think. I believe that, while I would LOVE to go on and on and on about all the amazingness that is this series, it would stunt the curiosity I piqued in everyone with my first review of the beginning book. So, I'll keep it short and sweet with just a few points to make things curiouser and couriouser for everyone that chooses
I still haven't watched the TV adaptation of this series. My plan is to read the trilogy in its entirety first, and then instead of watching the screen, watch my husband instead as he looks like this...

It's going to be awesome.

Wayward is the second installment (middle book) in Blake Crouch's multi-genre trilogy titled: Wayward Pines. This ongoing storyline is super secretive which makes it confusing as hell, but despite that, it's imaginative and engaging enough to keep readers happily hanging
Jul 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fate worse than death awaits the townsfolk of Wayward Pines. Prison could be considered a picnic. In prison, there are rules, laws, restrictions, and armed guards, who in theory at least, help keep the peace. Wayward Pines has no such laws and restrictions. Sure, there’s a guidebook handed to every new resident, all inhabitants have been implanted with microchips for security reasons, an electrified fence and razor wire help solidify the perimeter, and snipers keep occupants between the ...more
Kortessa Giachanatzi
A solid five-star for the second book of th Wayward Pines series!! I enjoyed this book even more than the first one! It explains many things about how things got to the point they are now! Blake Crouch has this talent to make us eagerly want to rea, and read, and read till we reach the end... But this not the end!!!
We follow Ethan Burke now being the Serrif trying to solve the mysterios death of a young girl. But till he reaches the solution to it many things come to surface. Many things are
Israt Zaman Disha
Wow!!! Blake Crouch simply killed it. It is so awesomely intense. I had some complains about Pines but this book has fulfilled everything that is lacking in Pines and much more. He left little questions at places and when I almost forgot about that little question, he revealed something big that bears warning of a big storm coming in the near future. And it ends in a very dangerous note that will force you to start the next book of the series right away. It's so awesome.

Know what I do when I am
Robin (Bridge Four)
Buddy Read 9/11/19


3.75 what the heck is happening Stars
“Before I built a wall I’d ask to know what I was walling in, or walling out.”
Robert Frost

Wayward is a good follow up to The Pines. It is just as trippy in its own ways and still manages to have a few surprises up its sleeve.

This is a hard book to review because I don’t want to give away any of the key motivations or surprises for Wayward or it’s prequel. It is still a mind trip as we discover more about Ethan and Theresa’s lives both
Jun 14, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So... I'll make this short. (if I wait for the temperature to drop so I can write a review ... there's not gonna be one)


While reading this book, I managed to finish and enjoy two thick epic/dark fantasy books .... took me an eternity to finish Wayward.


What happened?!

It wasn't that bad, but this one felt more like a whodunnit kind of book.... not what I was expecting after that first book full of surprises. As for the murder (view spoiler)
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, thriller
This was a fantastic sequel to Blake Crouch's Pines and just like its predecessor it had a great mix of action, suspense, and mystery. Despite the fact that we learned a lot of Wayward Pines secrets in the first book the town still remains as creepy, as disturbing, and as interesting a place as ever.

The plot has more holes in it than Swiss cheese but that does not lessen the exhilarating intensity of Ethan's journey or the fun of the story. If first book felt like watching an episode of The
11811 (Eleven)
Sometimes I feel like
Somebody's watchin' me
And I got no privacy!!!

(it's funnier when you sing it.)
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller

Whilst I’ve scored this the same as I did the first in the series, “Pines”, I think that I actually enjoyed this one more overall. The first novel is all about the tension of what is going on; what the hell is Wayward Pines, why is everyone acting so secret and paranoid, why can’t I communicate with anyone outside of Wayward Pines? It ends on a big reveal but I can’t help but think looking back that the whole novel was geared up for that one reveal, a one trick pony if you will (it wasn’t
Peter Monn
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a great 2nd part to this series. Can’t wait to read the conclusion! My full review will be up on my booktube channel at
A solid second book in the trilogy, although not as good as the first one, in my view. If you didn't like Pines, this one isn't going to change that. The story picks up right where we left off, Ethan is now sheriff and everything is still FUBAR. If I say anything else, it's just going to be a spoiler. You really don't want to know anything about this series before you start it.

There's not quite as much going on until halfway through the book, but it's still an easy book to read, and the creepy
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Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, Dark Matter, for which he is writing the screenplay for Sony Pictures. His international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, that was Summer 2015’s #1 show. With Chad Hodge, Crouch also created Good Behavior, the ...more

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