Sorry all of you who haven’t read this book. This review is going to be full of spoilers so I suggest you go read this book and then come back and read this review. Now that we’ve gotten that settled...
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian/Young Adult
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Recommended Age: 12 and up
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 wasn’t actually going to read the next two books after I had finished The Maze Runner.
Yeah, I know. I was going to be a horrible person. It wasn’t that I didn’t like The Maze Runner. I loved it but I just didn’t want to get attached and then have an emotional breakdown when more characters died. Yes, I did have a kind of mental breakdown when Chuck was killed. Like why do author’s try to kill the innocents and beloved characters???
Basically me. I seriously did want to kill James Dashner. I’m sorry but why???:
This book was awesome and yet there were still a couple of things I didn’t like about it. First I’ll tell you about the things I did like and enjoy.
I love the characters especially Newt, Thomas and Minho. I love Minho’s sass and Thomas and Newt are both adorable in different ways. Thomas is adorably sweet and yet tough at the same time. He is almost completely clueless when it comes to girls and relationships which I find adorable. He just didn’t seem to understand that Brenda was often trying to make a move on him and also Theresa. Poor Thomas, he’s so clueless.
I also loved how Thomas managed to get in a couple of witty combacks as normally that’s Minho’s job.
I also really liked how there was more action in this book and most of the characters got to involve in it.
Things I didn’t really like:
I didn’t like how there was an extra love interest. For some reason I felt like that was all Brenda was used for. Sure, she was a good fighter and I love a strong female character but it seemed as if she wasn’t that much of one. She seemed to often be clinging around Thomas. That’s just my opinion…
And I didn’t like how it was a bloody love triangle. If he had to have a love interest he should have stuck with Theresa. I mean after all they did have a past together and everything. It’s not like she was just placed with him for no reason…
"Thomas found himself hoping she was the Brenda girl Jorge had mentioned."
"Brenda didn't take her eyes off Thomas. As for him, he still felt the tingle that had shot through his entire body when she'd touched him with her lips."
"Something stirred inside him, mixed with guilt and longing for Teresa."
"Once again, Thomas felt a ridiculous surge of guilt like he was cheating on Teresa. He couldn't help that this girl was so touchy-feely."
I was also a little disappointed that Thomas didn’t get to hang out with his old buddies, Newt and Minho as much. Newt is my favorite character and Minho...well I love his sass. The three of them made a good team and Thomas was constantly being separated from them so the three of them didn’t spend that much time together sadly. Oh well, there’s always the third book...
That concludes my review.
P.S. If any of my favorite characters are killed off for some stupid bloody reason. I will hunt you down…
Loved the book! :)
Four out of Five Crowns