Book Review - The Scorch Trials by James Dashner | Blushing Geek

Book Review – The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner | Blushing Geek

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Series: The Maze Runner, #2
Published on December 12, 2010 by Delacorte Press
Genre: Young AdultDystopia
Pages: 368
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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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.


Dang! This book never ceases to amaze and CONFUSE me. Capslock, to make it more intense. The story is really confusing (in a good way) and amusing at the same time. Just like the first book in the maze runner series, this one is really really good. I like how it was so intense even just in its first chapter.

I can’t say that I love the characters, specifically Thomas (main character) but I don’t hate him either. I think I’m just not a big fan of its characters but on the story itself (I guess, that’s what’s most important eh?) Unlike the first book, The Maze Runner, which I would admit that it did confused me a bit, but this one, it’ll make you lose your mind. I love all the suspense and how the story is going through. But I just don’t understand why Teresa and Aris (the new guy) had to do that to Thomas. So I guess that’s the reason behind the 4 stars above eh?

As expected, the book is so easy to read. Love how the author makes this book very reader friendly, no hard to grasp words added and all the scenes hold up together, except ofcourse on the betrayal part. I know I’ve said above that I’m not a big fan of the book’s characters, but I have this strange feeling of resentment towards Thomas for being close to Brenda (the new girl). Haha, I’m being bitter.

I know right? This story sounded like a love triangle to me, which is really quite refreshing. For an adventure story like this, we need a little something to atleast break the ice eh? And also, Thomas, dude, you’re one hell of a guy. Two girls are after you. Haha, but I really wish in the end, He and Teresa would finally reconcile and Thomas will forgive Teresa wholeheartedly and the relationship they had at the beginning would rekindle. Haha, I think I started to sound like a big fan of Thomas-Teresa loveteam eh?

This book was also so fast paced that you wouldn’t really notice that you’re already at the end. Now, I don’t think I can sleep well after that cliff hanging ending. Can’t really wait to get my hand on the last book of this series. The death cure, wait till I get yah.

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