The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

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. The Gladers have two weeks to cross the Scorch – the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has been sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction – and they’re determined to survive.”

This novel is the second book in the Maze Runner Series. Just like the first novel this one also seemed to follow a similar pattern. The new setting was laid out for us prior to the action scenes and by the end answers were given out but not before new ones were formed. The stakes were higher in this novel and the scenery was even more gruesome than imaginable! I am not a fan of scary things and the images that my brain conjured up gave me goosebumps. People who are missing noses is not exactly what I prefer to imagine before going to bed. Each chapter, for the most part, ended on a high note which made putting the book down extremely difficult. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but… mentally prepare yourself for the worst! There is a betrayer among the group of survivors and if you are as mentally involved in the novel as I was then you will most likely feel the hurt yourself. It was a curve ball that I did not see coming whatsoever! I could not look at that character the same way. Their intentions were reasonable but it still doesn’t change the fact that they did it. Trust is a difficult thing to regain once lost. To find out that one of the people you care about and trust with your life was able to hurt you is not a feeling that one would ever want to experience. I hope y’all enjoy this novel as much I did!

 

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