Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.
There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.
The sequel wasn’t as good as the first book, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t still amazing. When I finished the Maze Runner, all I wanted was to find out everything WICKED had been doing. And this book finally gave us some answers!
Thomas started getting his memories back, which was very helpful. The boys also got to meet Aris, someone who claimed to be from another Maze. While his whole situation gave me a load more questions, he also answered some things for us. It was easier to work out exactly what WICKED was trying to research when you compared it to Aris and his group of girls.
The Cranks helped even more. They had lived through the world’s slow destruction. They all had the Flare. The ones who weren’t past the Gone (as in, hadn’t gone completely crazy) were willing to explain things to Thomas and his group. Thank goodness for Cranks! I don’t know how I would’ve worked out anything without them.
Well, sort of thank goodness for Cranks. While we were getting incredibly helpful answers to our millions of questions, that didn’t make the book as great as I hoped. Compared to the first one, this book was almost scary! The Cranks, especially the ones at the party, freaked me out. Those silver balls were gruesome. Even Rat Man scared me a little. While the last book did have Grievers, they didn’t scare me nearly as much as the things in this book.
Teresa was all wrong as well. When she explained it at the end, I understood it wasn’t her fault. But everyone else managed to stick together and support each other. I get it, she was afraid she’d be killed if she didn’t do what WICKED told her to do. But she seemed to enjoy it way too much. That’s what bothered me. I don’t trust her much any more.
Yet again, it ended with a confusing cliffhanger. Everything seems good – well, almost good – and then Dashner throws in that weird ending. It just doesn’t make sense! But it worked. I NEED the next book, ASAP!