Flash Review: The Scorch Trials | James Dashner

Scorch 2.0

 Synopsis

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.


My Review

My Rating: ★

This book is basically filler until book three. The beginning is much more fast-paced and gripping than The Mazerunner, but the pace slows drastically towards the middle, only to be picked up (only slightly) in the end.

Thomas remains to be a Mary Sue, self-righteous and not very likable. And I’m pretty sure he’s unconscious for half the book. Newt and Minho continue to be the only likable characters. As for the romance element of the story, Thomas has more chemistry with Newt than he does with either of the love interests, Brenda and Teresa.

The purpose behind W.I.C.K.E.D. and their nebulous “experiments” remains to be seen and we are left with the same questions as before, if not even more.

I recommend this to those who liked The Maze Runner and would like more of the same. But if you want answers, you just gon’ have to wait.


Book Details

Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Published: September 13, 2011

Genre: YA Dystopian, Action and Adventure

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