The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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?
Loved!Great sequel to the first book. Can't wait til the next one comes out.What these people do to the kids is crazy, but genius. Who thinks of stuff like that.James Dashner is an amazing author.I loved how he came up with the betrayal and how it all comes back around every time.Who is or is not immune to the Flare? WTF? Seriously, always another twist with these guys.I want to know how this all got start, how this all came about, who will survive, and what role these kids play in this experiment.Great book. I highly recommend this series!