13 April 2011

{Book Review} The Scorch Trials

By: Me My Shelf And I | 13 April 2011 at 12:40 AM | | | |
The Scorch Trials
Maze Runner #2
Format: eBook
Pages: 360 Hardcover
Published: October 12, 2010
Source: Book Club - "The Book Fluffers"
Rati
ng: 4 Birds


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

ARGH! *aggravated scream that would have been sccompanied by the tossing of the book, had I not been reading on my Nook Color*

I. Hate. Cliffhangers.

Unless of course all the books in a series are out, which in this case, they are now and I have to wait until October to see how all this ends. My only solace is that I read this and the first in the series The Maze Runner for book club and come Friday I will be able to complain and speculate with my gal pals about it.

The book itself was great. I really got into it, read this one faster then the first. Parts of it reminded me of The Chronicles of Riddick with the hot sun beating down and how they try to avoid it - though I don't think anyone disintegrated from the heat...so the similarities stop at "hot sun" lol.

The Scorch Trials picks up LITERALLY where The Maze Runner left off. Pretty sure if I tried the sentences would even line up from end to the beginning. This I like. I didn't jump in after a bunch of stuff had happened and needed a run down to catch up. I really hope that James Dashner continues with this trend into book 3, The Death Curse.

Wrapping up, I'm glad that this was picked for my book club because while they were on my TBR list, there were not a priority. The Cover Snob strikes again. Really it didn't look like something I would be intrested in and as much as I tell myself to STOP judging books by their cover, I can't. It's a sick, horrible disease and if you know of a cure please pass it my way. I'm willing to undergo shots, beatings, therapy whatever it takes...

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