Title: The Scorch Trials
Author: James Dashner
Genre: SF (YA Post-Apocalyptic)
Quality Rating: 9
Content Rating: PG-13
Read First: The Maze Runner
After an amazing, unique first book, I sometimes worry when I pick up the second book. I don't want the second book to simply be the first book again, and I don't want to be disappointed. I want the second book to be as unique and amazing as the first book. This is the fear that I had inside of me when I picked up The Scorch Trials.
Thankfully, James Dashner did not disappoint me. The Scorch Trials was not simply a rehash of The Maze Runner. Though this book was another pre-planned challenge for the Gladers, a challenge they must survive and win in order to save their world (somehow), it is not the Maze. It is uniquely different. We are introduced to new characters, new plot, and this leads to all new character development. The dynamic among the Gladers changes and Thomas, our own dear main character, is given a challenge unlike anything else he can remember (which granted isn't very long).
Fantastic from beginning to end, I cannot wait until the third book and cannot wait to see if and how the Gladers will save their world.
This book is PG-13 like its predecessor for violence, death, betrayal, disease, and violence.