Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to. The earth is a wasteland. Government and order have disintegrated and now Cranks, people driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities ...
Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to. The earth is a wasteland. Government and order have disintegrated and now Cranks, people driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim ...and meal. 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? The pulse-pounding sequel to _The Maze Runner_.
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This book is terrific. It was a great transition between the first and last and introduced new characters. You will enjoy it.
Nov 29, 2011
The author James Dashner, is a wonderful writer who's Maze Runner world is one I love travailing to. When I read The Maze Runner the first time I fell in love with the characters. Thomas, Teresa, and all the rest of them, but my love only grew by reading the second book, The Scorch Trials.
Having Escaped from the Maze, and being taken by people who fear them more than WICKED, Thomas, Teresa, and all the other Gladers are taken to somewhere to rest. But, when Teresa disappears and a man from WICKED sends them into the Scorch,the trouble has only begun.
Through a 100 miles of desert, many lies, love, brutal treatment, and betrayal, they reach what they are told is safe.
Despite WICKED's promises, the Gladers still have to obey WICKED to save themselves and everyone who still lives.
Fantastic read for anyone who loved the first book or 'The Hunger Games' series by Suzanne Collins
Publishers Weekly, 2010-10-11 Hundreds of pages into this sequel to The Maze Runner, one of the teen subjects of a survival experiment on postapocalypse Earth wonders aloud, "[w]hat this is really all about." Readers may be asking that, too. In The Maze Runner, the teens, their memories erased, searched for a way out of a deadly maze; their escape, led by Thomas, was short-lived. As volume two opens, the boys learn they are infected with the "Flare," a virus that has killed millions and produced a population of nearly insane, disease-ravaged "cranks." New orders from WICKED, a coalition of surviving governments, have the boys marching across a wasteland toward a promised cure. Though some facts are teased out, the narrative bogs down under the weight of unanswered questions. What is the purpose of torturing these kids? How is making them into killers ensuring the survival of the world? Why would government leaders name themselves WICKED? Hopefully answers are forthcoming in volume three. In any case, fans who are already hooked will gobble this down, particularly those who don't mind anemic female characters and a high body count. Ages 12-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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