Monday, October 18, 2010
Review: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Genre: YA Dystopian Fantasy
For: Fun... oh and to Support Local Authors
From: Bought it at Borders
Wow, I've been looking forward to this one for awhile. With the way The Maze Runner ended, I was anxious to find out what was next for Thomas and company.
And let me just say, it wasn't pretty. Page turning reading for sure, but some very ugly stuff happens!
And now beware: major spoilers for The Maze Runner follows, but hopefully not major ones for The Scorch Trials:
So Thomas and his Glade friends find themselves in yet another confusing situation. They thought they were rescued, but of course, life isn't quite that easy for them. Instead, they are given a very small set of directions and told to basically run. And from there, the whole book is just one thing after another that's thrown at them.
To top it off, they can't figure out who's really the bad guys and who's the good. Or what the purpose of their quest really is. Or if they can trust anything or anybody. They are in one huge awful mess. It's harsh and ruthless.
But despite that hopeless feeling, I loved it and couldn't put it down. I think many people have a let down sort of feeling with a book two of any trilogy or series. I didn't at all with this one. It was a wonderful breathless ride! I must warn you though, I'd stay away from reading it before bed.
Bottom line: Loved it!
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