Saturday, October 30, 2010

Book Review: Scorch Trails by James Dashner

Happy Halloween! Today I finished reading the Scorch Trails by James Dashner, which is the second book in the Maze Runner series. If you haven't read the first book I would warn you not continue reading. Hope you enjoy!

Plot: 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?

Review: It seemed like one man for themselves in this book. The problems were even more harder and scary then the last book. The characters did developed in this book in a way that scarred them for life. There are new and more horrific creatures like the Cranks and another creatures which didn't seem to have a name. It was confusing at times for why Wicked was hurting them and giving them so many problems. The writing was well done and just the idea was amazing. I give this book a 5/5 and I am looking forward to the 3rd book in this amazing series.

Pub. Date: October 12, 2010
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Hardcover , 368pp
Age Range: Young Adult

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