The Scorch Trails (Book Review)

  • Title: The Scorch Trails (Maze Runner Novel, book 2)
  • Author: James Dashner
  • Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
  • Publication Date: September 13, 2011
  • Edition: 2011 Paperback
  • Special Features: Sneak peek at The Death Cure (Maze Runner boo 3), and The Eye of Minds.
  • Pages: 400
  • Price: $10.99
  • Genre: fiction, teen dystopian
  • ISBN: 978-0-3857-3876-7

Thomas and his freinds are forced once again to play WICKED’s games and complete another test run in finding a cure to The Flare. 

Was this book as good as the first? I’d say they both hold their own. Each had it’s own interesting and intriguing moments that were unique to each book. The storyline was interesting, and made it easy to create visuals to go along with story. There was an equal amount of page time for each of the main characters, so much so that you got a good understanding of everyone, and not just one character in particular. 

There was one moment in the book towards the end between three characters that I felt was unnecessary, because it made no sense, and really serviced no purpose. It felt like it was just a page filler. But other then that, the book held up really well, and wasn’t a dull read.

Overall rating: 4/5 stars. That one very unnecessary idea near the end forced me to tak e away a star, because the idea served absolute no purpose.


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