In the scorch trials, Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their most dangerous challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
For who is this book for ?
- The Scorch Trials is an exciting and suspenseful follow-up to the Maze Runner
- It features thrilling action scenes and well-developed characters
- James Dashner’s writing style makes for a page-turning read
- The Scorch Trials can be quite slow at times.
- The ending is a bit anticlimactic.
- Some of the characters are not very well developed.
Learn more about the author
James Dashner is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, as well as The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in a new Mortality Doctrine series. He has also written four novels for adults: A Burning Lemonade Stand, Jimmy Fincher Presents: Slippery When Wet, Mr. Blinkmeyer’s Book about Life and Death Situations Which Sometimes Result from Living Near to Railroad Tracks (A Thurber Prize nominee), and Nightfall.
“James Dashner takes us on another heart-pounding adventure in the second book of the Maze Runner series. Just when you think things can’t get any worse for Thomas and his friends, they do- only to find out that WCKD has even more sinister plans for them. Can our heroes survive this latest trial? You’ll have to read to find out!”
“The Scorch Trials is an edge-of-your-seat thriller which will leave you desperate for more. If you enjoyed The Maze Runner, then this book is a must read!”
“This series just keeps getting better and better! In the Scorch Trials, Thomas and his friends are faced with their biggest challenge yet as they search for clues about the mysterious WCKD. It was fascinating to see them work together in order to take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces. I highly recommend this book (and the entire series) to anyone who loves action-packed thrillers!”
“Dashner’s second entry in the Maze Runner trilogy is just as fast-paced, action-packed, and suspenseful as the first. Thomas and his fellow Gladers are kidnapped by WCKD (the organization behind the maze) and taken to a compound where they’re subjected to all sorts of torturous experiments designed to unlock the secret of The Flare virus. When they finally escape, they must cross a landscape ravaged by the Scorch Virus–a pandemic that has turned most of humanity into bloodthirsty zombies. With danger at every turn, Thomas and his friends must find out what WCKD is really up to before it’s too late.”