Friday, January 8, 2016
The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner Book 2) by James Dashner
I had very high expectations of The Scorch Trials. However, I felt the story lacked interest and was dragged out much longer than it needed to be. There was also not much variety. In this book, 29 times the phrase “and he finally slept” was used at the end of a chapter or paragraph. I also felt that the romantic interest from Brenda to Thomas was not necessary, and was a distraction. Teresa confused me in this book. How she acted did not make any sense, and I think the explanation could have been developed a lot better.
What I did like, however, is the two groups. I loved how there was also a girl’s group, and it made a lot more sense than just having boys in the experiment. I also liked how it was a completely different situation than the maze. They were out in the open where anything could happen, which is very different than having walls around you.
I definitely recommend you read this book and the series, but not with very high expectations.
Read my review of the first book in the series, The Maze Runner.
Title: The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner Book 2)
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 368 pages
Series: Yes, Book 2
Rating: 3 Stars