O.K. So, the beginning of the book had me worried. It felt like Dashner was trying way too hard to make it action packed and mysterious. It was just too much too fast, but once the story slowed down a bit, everything that made "The Maze Runner" great reappeared. It's not quite as good as the first book, but still a quality story full of questions. I can only hope that after all this build up the third book is a satisfying ending that supplies some answers.
The action in the Scorch Trials kept me on the edge of my seat. I did enjoy listening. But this book was more of a taunt and tease than a sequel. I felt a little strung along only to get no answers in the end. In the Maze Runner and the Scorch Trials, Thomas and Theresa kept saying they were responsible for everything. In both books, people forgot things and saw things. There were a lot of impossibilities thrown at us that were never really explained. The kids were constantly running for their lives and the whole time met betrayal after betrayal. I know they were being tested for something. And obviously there will be a book three. But I kind of wish they would have thrown us a bone in book 2. At the end of this one, I found myself thinking, "Oh not again!" Also, I thought the two girls (Theresa and Brenda) were pretty creepy. I don't know if it was the story or the narrator (he was great, but did a creepy girl's voice), but I didn't like or trust either of them. If that was the way I was supposed to react, then kudos to Dashner.
Overall, it WAS a good book and I look forward to book 3. I would have given it 5 stars if there had been more closure.
i belive this is on of the book seris that for me make me live in the moment and follow the carakters tru the story . And i do recemend this book and the preivius ( maze runner ). ☺
Recommending this book/series is something I've done and will continue to do. It's filled with action that is described in such a way to make you think you're in The Scorch yourself, suspense that makes it extremely hard to stop reading, and so much emotion! Love the series so far and can't wait to get started on the next book.
An overall good read and unique story. Recommend for young adult, but great for all readers. Nice action. The Maze Runner movie sparked my interest. Now my nieces are into it as well. Will read the 3rd novel. Worth the read.
This book just seemed to keep the same pattern going, no real new scenarios or twists and turns to the plot. It just kept droning on in my opinion.