“I enjoyed the second book in the series, but found that it just didn't have the same "pow" that the first novel had. The scenario in the maze runner made a lot more sense than this one - especially with certain individuals doing things they "had to do" is an idea it itself that doesn't fit. The book also left with a significant cliff hanger... I did like this novel, but really hope that the third installment takes it back up to the level of the first...”Danya W wrote this review Monday, November 15, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ Just reading the summary should be enough to make you run and pick up a copy of the second book in the thrilling Maze Runner trilogy. Once again, James Dashner doesn't disappoint. Ever since I turned the last page of The Maze Runner, I've been wanting to get my hands on book 2. After reading the first few paragraphs of The Scorch Trials, I was definitely hooked.
In my opinion, The Scorch Trials must be read after The Maze Runner, because it picks up right where book one left off. I think you'll miss out on a lot of details if you read them out of order, but that's totally up to the readers.
I have to say, James Dashner is a genius. Lol, everything was so intense and full of twists and turns, I had no clue what would happen next. The only thing that disappointed me in the end was...well... the end. It left off just like that, and just like the ending of book one, left me hanging. I guess that's how the author makes his readers anticipate the next installment!
The cover is really fitting for the story. Its not what you'll call pretty, but then again, The Scorch Trials is anything but pretty. The cover gives us a small glimpse at how the Scorch, where Thomas (the main character) and his fellow Gladers (friends) have to get past on Phase Two of WICKED's trials, looks like. I like it :D.
“Just like with the first book, I love it! (maybe even a little more) I wish I didn't have to wait another year to read the last book in this series. Totally lovin' James Dashner.”Ashley wrote this review Sunday, November 14, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I definitely liked Maze Runner better than Scorch Trials. While I liked the new challenge the boys faced and enjoyed the new characters and plot twists, it was all just a bit too gory for me. Maybe I'm just too old and too much of a girl for this kind of stuff. A teenage boy reader probably wouldn't find it as gruesome and gory as I did. That said, I will be reading the next and final book. I need to see how it all wraps up.”shanlovesbooks wrote this review Saturday, November 13, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wow! This is an amazing second installment to the series. It's definitely better than the first book. It takes a little while to get into the meat of the story but once I did, I was hooked. I found myself gasping out loud at several points in the story. I still can't figure out what is truly behind the trials. I feel like if I was a little bit smarter I could figure it out.”Kat wrote this review Friday, November 12, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this is a great sequel of maze runner, and i highly recommend it. it is hard for me to decide sides in the book because WICKED. i cant decide if they really are doing the right thing or are tormenting the kids to find out the cure in a wrong way. over all, i think that they are doing the wrong things for the right reasons. ”nathan s wrote this review Friday, November 12, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It's a great book,but you get frustrated at the end of the book,it just dosen't answer any of your questions.Now i have to wait for the third book to come out next year.”America G wrote this review Friday, November 12, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book!!”Lucas V wrote this review Sunday, November 21, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Thomas and his friends just escaped the maze, but now out in a world filled with crazy people called Cranks, Thomas and his friends must work their way to the safe haven. Meanwhile, Teresa has been taken and is being forced to betray Thomas.
Yes, I enjoyed this book because it was an interesting thing to read about it, and it was fun to figure out how to solve Thomas and Teresa's situations along with them.
I would recommend this book to people who like science fiction books or adventurous books because this book is both.”