Book Review: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Science Fiction

Age Recommended: 12 and up

This book was a little disappointing compared to the first one. I know that the second books of a trilogy is generally underwhelming, and this one did not surprise. The book was drawn out and a lot of the parts felt extraneous.


They’ve escaped the maze, but that’s only the beginning. Thomas and his friends learn that they were part of an experimental group designed to withstand the apocalypse that is coming onto the Earth. Solar flares are destroying all of humanity through a disease called the Flare, which infects people and slowly drives them insane.

The organization in charge of the experiments tells Thomas that he and his group must travel 100 miles to a safe haven to receive the cure for the Flare. If they fail, they will slowly die an excruciating death. As they travel, they will encounter people who have been driven mad by the Flare, and other machines that have been sent to kill them.

Thomas and his group also learn that there was another maze, which held all girls, called Group B. The issue is that Thomas is supposedly destined to die at the hands of Group B, so when he and his group meet Group B on their way to the safe haven, chaos ensues.

Will Thomas and his friends survive?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2)

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