Sunday, September 15, 2013

Review: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

 About the Book 
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
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?

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 My Thoughts 
The Scorch Trials picks up right where The Maze Runner left off. Thomas and his fellow Gladers think their WICKED nightmare is over or that at least they're in control of their journey but soon things turn bad again. WICKED gives them instructions to travel across the stretch of barren land known as the Scorch or die with no chance at freedom or a cure to the Flare which they've been exposed to according to WICKED.
New obstacles and creatures turn up at every turn and the Gladers come face-to-face with the Cranks, people infected with the Flare virus, in the lone city in the Scorch and meet Group B, their fellow trial subjects, the only difference being that they're all females. New characters are introduced, Aris is Group B's counterpart to the Gladers Teresa, Jorge and Brenda are Cranks that agree to help for a chance at a cure to the Flare.
The Scorch Trials is another fun read and I'm still rooting for the Gladers!


The Scorch Trials


“Yeah, right," Minho said. "And Frypan's gonna start having little babies, Winston'll get rid of his monster acne, and Thomas here'll actually smile for once."
Thomas turned to Minho and exaggerated a fake smile. "There, you happy?"
"Dude," he responded. "You are one ugly shank.”

“Didn't know you could measure distance so well with nothing but you bloody eyeballs.” 

 About the Author 
James was born and raised in Georgia but now lives in the Rocky Mountains with his family. He has four kids, which some might think is too many but he thinks is just right. Once upon a time, James studied accounting and worked in the field of finance, but has been writing full time for several years. (He doesn't miss numbers. At all.)
In his free time, James loves to read, watch movies and (good) TV shows, snow ski, and read. (Reading was mentioned twice on purpose.) Most of all, he's thankful that he gets to make a living writing stories and considers himself pretty much the luckiest guy on the planet.

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