The Scorch Trials

By James Dashner

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.


No, I still haven’t watched the movie version of The Maze Runner. It’s on my to-do list. Especially now that I saw they’re already working on the movie for The Scorch Trails.

Ok so while I liked The Maze Runner, in comparison to The Scorch Trials, it was much easier to follow.





I can wrap my mind around the idea that a giant maze was built by WICKED and they stuff the kids in there. I can even believe they made two of these. But how in the world is WICKED pulling off variable controls and alterations to their environments on a global scale? The affected people they might meet in the city seem to confirm that this is, in fact, the real world and not another of WICKED’s constructions.

So, how are they doing it?






Aside from that, The Scorch Trials was certainly entertaining. More mysteries, more dire odds. I liked that the world opened up in this book and we got to see what life is like outside the Maze, even as we get steadily more confused about whose side everyone is on and who and what exactly WICKED is.

Unfortunately, The Scorch Trails offers no answers and definitely raises more questions than it answers. I can’t believe there’s only one more book in the series to wrap all this up. That seems like quite the task. So we’ll just have to see!


One thought on “The Scorch Trials

  1. It is a great book series, I read all of them before sending them on to you. I believe The Scorch Trials movie comes out this year.

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