Saturday, April 30, 2011

"The Scorch Trials" by James Dashner Was Even Better! (UPDATED )

The Scorch Trials is the second in The Maze Runner series but just so much better than the first book! It's not even close. I was bored with parts of The Maze Runner, but this book is all action from page 1 to the last!! Some new characters appear, but mostly the same main characters that were in The Maze Runner. I really enjoyed this book--done in a day and a half. It is hard to put down! I was a bit confused by the ending, but there is one more book to come in this series. If you read the first book, you will love this one, but read them in order. I can't wait to see how all this ends!
(Gerard's Review)

Karen's Review:
After reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner, I couldn’t wait to read the second book, The Scorch Trials.  It picks up right where the first book ends and is again full of adventure, crazy twists and turns, suspense and betrayal.  The Gladers find out they are not the only ones who went through The Maze but there also was a group of girls and one boy that went through the same stuff.  Again, lots of questions come up such as Why?, Will they meet?, What happened to Teresa?  Can we trust Aris?  Why won’t Teresa talk to Thomas telepathically anymore?  Can Thomas trust her?  The Gladers must find light, keep walking North and get to the safe haven in two weeks or be killed.  Naturally, they choose to go.

This book is just so gripping I lost track of time reading it!  I like this series as much as I liked The Hunger Games, maybe even more!  The story is told from Thomas’s point of view which helps provide suspense because all the reader knows is what Thomas knows.  When he gets separated from his friends and chased by the Cranks who want to get his nose, I was wondering if he would ever get back with his friends again right along with him.  If you like science fiction or books about teens, I highly recommend this book after you read The Maze Runner!  It dragged just a little along the way but the end is so worth it!  I have one more to go in this series, can’t wait!

Here's the teaser for you.
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