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.
This book was better than the first in the series. I was more attached to the characters and had a genuine interest to figure out where the story was heading before the characters figured it out.
If you like books where you only know as much as the characters and you try to piece things together, you'll love this one.
There were a few times I wanted to abandon this book in the beginning half, due to all the terrible things that happened. However, the performance was great and the distinct characters are played so well.
While the book kept grasping my attention all through out with all of the surprises and unexpected moments it seemed to lack a sense of no repetition. It seemed that every time it had something to do with Teresa being a traitor, then making it to the other side of the desert or dying, or them meeting some kind of monster. Whether it be a full gone crank or drunk and drugged citizens of the city. But as I said before it was a very interesting story and concept that kept me hooked all through out overall.
The performance was well done to say the least
As my full review had said the story was fantastic in many ways
I really enjoyed this book, the twists and turns really held my attention. The details made me feel as if I were there. The narrator did an amazing job, bravo!