Book Review: The Scorch Trails

The Scorch Trails (Maze Runner #2)-There may be spoilers in book description none in review however-
James Dashner
Young Adult Dystopian
5/5 stars

            Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more Imagevariables. 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?

 ___Book Review___

                It just amazes me that there are so many good sequels, and sequels that in my opinion surpass the first book in the series… This is one of those amazingly rare sequels that surpass’ its predecessor. It was really, really good. I mean I’m pretty sick right now and the fact that I was gripping this book so tightly in want and need to find out what happened was a pretty amazing thing. In fact I am pretty sure there was a time or two where my Husband was decidedly annoyed I was so absorbed in this book because I didn’t…hear… him? Supposedly more than once!
I only gave The Maze Runner 4/5 stars so you can see why this has me excited.
The Twists! Oh my the Twists! And where they went with the twists was dark and downright cruel and oh so tricksy… literally I was like what the beep more than five times while reading this book. Thought it was kind of slow in the beginning but that may have been because I was judging the book before I even read it (I do that sometimes… opps?)
I am beyond over the moon excited for the last book in the series and the pre-series book? (Which I just discovered recently existed?!? How can this be!) I Just really want to know why all this stuff is happening, what’s going to happen after all this stuff happens and it’s interesting to me how we as humans do so many crazy and cruel things to each other for the ‘greater good’ ß whatever that means!.
Anyways, check it out. Thought it was great, perhaps if you didn’t like the first one as much then this one may just be your cup of tea. I am also under the impression these books would be good for teenage guys? It’s not really mushy and it’s fairly action packed with good world building… and the suspense! UGH THE SUSPENSE! And of course I recommend this book to everyone in general because it was fantastic! Seriously…. Go…. Give it a shot! Don’t think you’d be disappointed : )


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