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.
- I felt that we got quite a few questions answered in this book. Although there is still a lot of mystery,
- I felt more content listening to it. I had an easier time imagining the scenery too – I am not sure if it was because the writing was a little more descriptive or just because I saw some of the creatures come to life on the big screen.
- It has such a long time because reading The Maze Runner and then listening to The Scorch Trials that I had to relearn all the characters. I really enjoyed the relationship between the boys and Thomas in this book. They had been through a lot, and even when they disagreed, you could tell that they really knew that each other were the only ones they could trust.
- The introduction to the plague was interesting. I love when there is backstory to how the world went into the apocalyptic stage. The plague was awful; I would not imagine how horrible it would be to go crazy like that.
- There were some new characters, including some new females. It was a bit like a love triangle but it worked out better than that and gave the story some depth. It would be hard to figure out your emotions when you are a teenager with no clue what is going on and have some “big brother” type character trying to control your life.
- I loved when WICKED would show their faces because it really gave us an idea of what was going on. They were making these kids essentially act like lab rats. I think it was a great contrast on society in general. No one really knows how to create or fix anything, so it is always testing. The food we eat, the drugs we take, and the environment in general is all a test. No one knows what they will learn 30 years from now after they finally have enough evidence from what products we have put into our bodies.
- The book was almost constant waves. I felt like it was energetic and then it was slow.
- The writing just doesn’t lead me to connect with any of the characters and I could see that being a big reason I didn’t continue the series in the first place. I wasn’t invested in knowing what was going to happen to the characters next. I am going to finish the series now, but I probably wouldn’t have read the series again without the movie.