Monday, October 11, 2010

Review: THE SCORCH TRIALS by James Dashner

by James Dashner
Published October 12, 2010 (Yep! That's tomorrow!!!)
Hardcover, 360 pages
Source: Publisher

Placement in the Pile: Reaching New Heights

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.

Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, much of 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 done 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.

This sequel was one that does not dissapoint! Weaving the somewhat protected world of the Maze right into the real world works great in this sequel. You thought the boys couldn't possibly have to go through anything worse than the maze? Think again!

Surprisingly Dashner makes the real world as much if not more frustrating for the Gladers than the Maze had been! With grusome new WICKED made machines, the mystery of Thomas' past and his memories coming back this one leaves you questioning what is right until the very last page. Once you think you have it figured out, something will shock you!

Everyone who likes dystopia at all should pick this one up! Many of you have asked after Hunger Games what to read? I say read THE MAZE RUNNER and THE SCORCH TRIALS!

For Utah peeps, James will be at The King's English in Sugarhouse tomorrow at 7pm for the launch! So come see me! Oh and James too! ;)

And remember to enter our boy pack giveaway! Open until tomorrow night and WIN my SIGNED ARC of THE SCORCH TRIALS!