Book Review: The Scorch Trials, James Dashner

scorch-trialsGoodreads Blurb:

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.
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 WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.

My Thoughts:

Thomas and his friends thought it was all over and that they could get their lives back, that was what their saviours had told them anyway but they’d been lied to. As part of the second trial, they now have to cross the desert to get to safety and the possibility of a cure.

Personally, I think I liked this book even better than the first in the series. The Scorch Trials, like The Maze Runner is edge of your seat exciting, and actually rather scary at the same time. The new threats are, if possible, more horrible than the Grievers, and pose a different set of problems for the group of friends.

Through The Scorch Trials, you get to see the character development of the boys who did make it through the maze, and the different sides of their personalities as they face new challenges. Some of which they’d never have dream they’d have to deal with.

There are still unanswered questions, but the point that “WICKED is good” even though it is still being repeated, has become even less believable than before. For me, I became a lot more attached to the characters, so reading this was also an emotional whirlwind. The story is quick paced, and comes to a nail biting conclusion which just makes you want to read more and more.

I absolutely loved it, and to be honest I wish it was a lot longer than it actually is! I could keep reading about Thomas, Newt and Minho for a very long time! Not that I try to play favourites, but Newt is mine! He was from book one to be honest, but I love Minho and Thomas too – especially Minho’s constant sarcasm!

As I’ve finished the full series and am reading The Kill Order at the moment, I’ll be posting the reviews over the next couple of Sundays! So look forward to my review of The Death Cure next week!

Thank you for reading,
Anna x

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