The Scorch Trials by James Dashner | Review

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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner | ReviewThe Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Series: The Maze Runner #2
Published by Delacorte Press on September 13, 2011
Genres: Dystopian
Pages: 361
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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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.

(Last Updated On: June 13, 2022)

If you’re a fan of dystopians, you must check out the second book in The Maze Runner series, James Dashner The Scorch Trials!

This review may contain spoilers for book 1, The Maze Runner.

Cover of The Scorch Trials

I like the cover. It looks just like the Scorch I imagined.

The Scorch Trials Book Summary

The Gladers have finally escaped the maze in The Scorch Trials by James Dashner, but their journey is not quite done. They now have to visit the Scorch and escape the Cranks, who have the Flare.

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Before their journey across the Scorch, the Gladers were told they were all given the Flare. To get rid of it, they must pass through the Scorch. If they succeed, they will be given the cure. The Gladers don’t know where Teresa is. She was taken and is used a few times as bait for Thomas.

The Gladers meet up with some Cranks, Jorge and Brenda, as they try to find a cure for the Flare before time runs out.

Characters in The Scorch Trials

Again, the characters were awesome. Minho is still my favorite because of his name and his awesomeness.

I liked Brenda as well. She was a great new character to add to the mix, considering that she was a Crank. I like her much better than Teresa.

Thomas was good as always. He is seriously a great leader. I didn’t like how he seemed to have fallen for Teresa so quickly. He should have noticed that Teresa seems to be playing with him.

Teresa really bothered me in this book. She kept playing with Thomas, and it kind of bugged me a bit! I’m looking forward to seeing more of her character development in the third book.

The Scorch Trials Review

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner was as awesome as the first book. I definitely recommend it! This book definitely exceeded my expectations, which often doesn’t happen for a sequel.

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