October 12, 2010
Random House Children’s Books
Hardcover, 368 pages
Bought online at Amazon Canada
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, the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated-and with it, order-and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim . . . and meal.
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?
About The Author
James Dashner was born and raised in Georgia but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. He is also the author of the series The 13th Reality. To learn more about him and his books, visit www.jamesdashner.com.
The setting that The Scorch Trials take place in sounds like one wasteland. I wouldn’t be able to guess as to why the Safe Haven is there in the first place, but it works and I enjoyed Group A and the cast of characters on their way to the Safe Haven. What I liked was Group B being a group of girls who were just as bad-ass as the guys.
Wow! If I had an imagination like James Dashner, I’d be a writer as well! This book has mystery written all over it. (pun intended) I could not guess as to why WICKED planned anything! Usually I’m great at solving mysteries, but this one was quite hard to solve. There’s enough questions in here to litter a mailbox. The most simple question being: Why are WICKED making these children part of an efperiment? What does this have to do with The Flare? Is there a real cure? I’m so confuzzled!
I’m so glad I have the third book so I can read it right away! James Dashner, you sure know how to captivate your audience!
“Scared we’ll pull you to the ground and eat your eyeballs out? Mmm, tasty. I love a good eyeball when the grub’s runnin’ short. Tastes like undercooked eggs.”—Jorge (146)
“He thought of all they’d gone through to arrive at this point, once again facing a biotech army sent by WICKED. He wondered what it all meant, whether it was worth trying to survive anymore.”—Thomas (332)