Waiting on Wednesday: The Scorch Trials @JamesDashner
Reading time: 2 – 4 minutes
Waiting on Wednesdays is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. In Waiting on Wednesdays, you are supposed to list and discuss a book you are waiting on that hasn’t been published yet (or maybe a book you are waiting for in the mail).
Title: The Scorch Trials
Author: James Dashner (@JamesDashner)
I read the first in the trilogy, The Maze Runner, almost a year ago (back in November of 2009). Ever since then, I have been in love. It’s right up there equal to (in my opinion) The Hunger Games in best all time Dystopian novels. I was a bit heart broken not to receive an ARC of the sequal, The Scorch Trials, but I guess all good things will come to those who wait.
I have high hopes for The Scorch Trials and hope it’s just as intense as The Maze Runner was when I read that back in November. I want to be so enthralled in the book that I neglect everything around me (Sorry kids. Sorry Forrest). It’s been a while since I’ve been truly enthralled into a novel. I hope that this one does it!
Only a few weeks left until we find out!
Synopsis: 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.
In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety . . . until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.
Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, 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 finished with 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.
Thomas can only wonder—does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?