The Scorch Trials
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.
There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WI ...more
-Thomas and the other Gladers have escaped the maze and are put into a dormitory.
-Next day They wake up and see people called Cranks shouti…more Hi,
-Thomas and the other Gladers have escaped the maze and are put into a dormitory.
-Next day They wake up and see people called Cranks shouting through the windows
- they get out of this room and thomas searches for teresa ,but instead he finds a boy named Aris ,whois of group B
-Aris explaines to Thomas and friends that he and his group has passed through a maze like Group A did
-Next they they see a man who tells them that Earth has been ravaged by sollar flares!!! He continues that if the Gladers survive his tests, they could assist in the creation of a cure for the disease with which they are all infected, if they can make it to a "safe haven" 100 miles north
-The story then shows their adventures through the sun
-Thomas and his friends is accompanied by Brenda(she has flare) and her Boss.
-Thomas and brenda get seperated from rest of them
-They reunite again
-Thomas is captured and is tried to kill by Teresa and Group B ladies
-The ladies later leaves him alone
-Again he is captured by teresa who tells him she should kill him,
Thomas feels perplexed about what happened .He a=later finds that teresa was accompanied by aris .He inhales a gas and faints out
- Teresa begs Thomas's forgiveness, based on instructions that if he did not feel totally betrayed, he would be killed by Wicked
-Later Group A and B reunite with Thomas ,Aris and Teresa,But only to be faced by a deadly strom and monsters
-.The groups fight back, and a WICKED space shuttle picks them up, where they are told that the experiments are done,Later Thomas is fainted again. However, once again Thomas awakens, this time in a padded cell, and is told telepathically by Teresa that he has been gone for a week
-In the epilogue, an email is featured, that WICKED will soon tell the Gladers whether or not they are immune to the Flare
The END(less) (hide spoiler)]
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 t...more
“Anybody else wanna pee their pants and cry for mommy?”Thomas's innermost thoughts have this je ne sais quoi.
I felt her absence. It was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth..(Somebody, please, send help)
What the mess is happening to this plot? Instead of a giant maze, we are faced with the zombie apocalypse and a desert. Whiplash.
Essentially, we have ...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 pro ...more
I seriously don't know how to feel about this. It's a total mess.
I loved the first book, but I am not sure I like this one that much.
I don't enjoy the writing style at all. I didn't mind it in the first book, but in the second it just became more unbearable.
I loved the characters in the first one, now I don't even care for them at all.
Not sure if I will read the last one.
How can an author start a trilogy with such a fascinating world-building, create endearing and strong characters and build up suspense and intrigue inside a complex and admirable plot…
and then write this?
That’s right, I’m extremely disappointed in Mr. Dashner. How could he make Thomas so annoyingly obsessed with that annoying girl he so annoyingly has telepathic conversations with? I.did.not.care.
I did not care about the romance. I did not want any romance. Honestly, I could say I adored the fir ...more
First of all, I will admit that I only have myself to blame for picking up this (audio)book. I wasn't a fan of the first one, and yet I still decided to give The Scorch Trials a try. Somehow, this one was worse than the The Maze Runner. How so? Let me count the ways...
1. Character development. James Dashner deserves an award for achieving the impossible by being the first au ...more
And that about sums it up! I swear, by now I’m as confused and angry as Thomas and with all the shit WICKED pulled off I can’t help but wonder if they might be “past the gone” already. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning, right?
We’ll make it easy and begin with the similarities between the movie and the book:
- The characters
- There’s a girl named Brenda
- There is some sort of wicked party (no pun int ...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
No no, not the maze..but here..Welcome to the new Trial...
And Thomas, Remember..
Goodso shuckin' Wicked
"فيروس الأيبولا الدموي ينتشر في العالم وظهور حالة بنيويورك..الأحتباس الحراري وصل لمرحلة متقدمة... وجماعات تنادي بانقاذ القطب الشمالي"
هل مازلت تعتقد ان احداث تلك الرواية مستحيل تحققها في المستقبل؟؟
اذا شاهدت -واعجبك- الفيلم الأول , لا تنتظر الجزء الثاني وابدأ فورا في قراءة الرواية
تعبت من الجري مع توماس واصدقاءه في المتاهة, ...more
The Scorch Trials is a 2010 young adult post-apocalyptic dystopian science fiction novel written by American author James Dashner and the second book, fourth chronologically, in The Maze Runner series. The novel was published on September 18, 2010 by Delacorte Press. It is preceded by The Maze Runner, and followed by The Death Cure. A film adaptation was released on September 18, 2015 by 20th Century Fox. The book starts with Thomas and the other ...more
What exactly happened here? In the first book, you were a huge Gary Stu, yes, but you also captured my heart with your endearing awkwardness. You were a confused little boy that awakened the mama bear in me and made me want to take you in my arms and squeeze you til all the insecurity is gone. For the Scorch Trials, I still wanted to play the mom, but the kind that whacks you a new one so you'll sort your shit out.
How the hell did you go from this:
Damn I love this series!
So Thomas and the Gladers have escaped the horrors of the maze, only to be thrown into a world even worse than the one they left behind.
Full of secrets, mysteries and red herrings I was completely gripped following the Gladers journey through the Scorch, to the alleged safe haven
We get new characters introduced, Jorge and Brenda, and we get to see what the awful disea ...more
Okay now it feels like the movie and the book are two completely different things. Again, I'm not complaining. I love both of them but I do admit that it was hard picturing all the 'new' scenarios since my mind kept going back to the movie ones.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate Newt? He's the sanest and smartest person among all of them. Such a sweety...ugh I love him.
Oh also... Minho's character's a bit unrefined..borderline rude. I mean I know I sound lik ...more
WICKED is good. Nah.
Where should I begin? Firstly, this was by no means as good as the first book. The first book was a mix of thrill and adventure and the mystery surrounding everything was something that gave the chills.
On the other hand, the second novel failed to give me the goosebumps and I would sometimes lose interest. The storyline felt dragged on and phase two was a boiled potato. I felt like Mr. Dashner put all the characters and had them running around like pigs for nothing. It kind ...more
I read this book for the first time a couple of years ago and I honestly could barely remember anything that happens... So when the trailer came out and it looked amazing I felt a re-read was needed!
This book was so fast paced and I just couldn't put it down!! Nearly every little chapter ends in a cliff hanger so I found myself saying "just one more chapter" at the end of every chapter...
The bromance and sass between the gladers in what stood out to ...more
Just when they think they are all safe and in a place where there is food and water and showers and bed... nope, doesn't last very long.
They wake up from their little safe place to all kinds of weirdness, dead people hanging from the ceiling, cranks (crazy sick people) trying to get in the windows, Teresa gone and replaced by a boy named Aris, and other stuff.
THEN, they get locked in a room and when they are allowed out all of that stuff is gone and things are changed. Then a ...more
I was expecting things to finally clear up at the end of this book, instead I was left with even more questions than before...
Up until 80% I really enjoyed the story though, and I'll probably read book 3 as well, because I just have to know how all of this is going to play out.
3.5 Stars. ...more
WOW you guys! Just O M G, WoW!
If y'all liked The Maze Runner, you'll LovE The Scorch Trials! It's unbelievable!
James Dashner as once again created a none stop, action packed adventure that will blow your ever loving Shuck-Sticks-Cranked mind.
With new characters and all your favorite crazed-lingo-Gladers, comes a story of constant struggle to survive, a once again, Trial that are even more terrifying, dangerous and in ...more
“The betrayal meant he couldn't trust her anymore, and his heart told him he couldn't forgive her.”
This book is as good as the first one, but honestly, the movie sucks. I legit adored the ideas in The Maze Runner. James Dashner successfully delivered enjoyment to me when reading his books. In The Scorch Trials, the game is changed, they don't run away anymore but have to find something or someone instead. The first 30% of the book was refreshing regarding that I did want to take a break fro ...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 was an awesome books, however not as good as the first.
I loved all the mystery and constant suspense, although Thomas seemed to be sleeping or passing out a lot in this book :')
I feel like not a lot happened, yet a lot did at the same time. This book definitely took a different turn and was very different to The Maze Runner.
I'm excited to see how this ends, because I've heard very controversial things about it!
These books are great so far and I really want to pick up some ...more
If you have been following me, then you know I've been rereading books. Most of them have been big fails, and one or two have approved, but this is not the point in here. What I mean to say is that I read this book as part of that experiment of mine AND for another reason too. Can you guess what's the second reason?
Yeah, it's the movie.
To be honest, I hated the first one: It was boring, VERY different to the book (and I didn't particularly love that one), etc. BUT, I can never resist it. Whe ...more
This book is… making me doubt rereads real hard so I don't know how to and whom to recommend it to. That should say enough about my feelings regarding it.
⤐ The reread that made me doubt rereads.
‘Anybody else wanna pee their pants and cry for mommy?’
*raises hand shyly*
I did not expect this book to be such a challenge for me. Even though I listened to it while in Vienna, roaming the streets, enjoying the sun, indulging in Kaiserschmarrn, it was unbelievably toug ...more
So this book picks up right where the first book ends. Thomas wakes up to screaming and terror and things change and a ...more