The Scorch Trials

James Dashner
science fiction > dystopia, young adult
The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner Series #2) - James Dashner7.54

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?

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Release date: October 7, 2010
Genres: science fictiondystopia, young adult
Average rating: 7.54/10
Total ratings: 92
Updated: August 15, 2021

The Maze Runner Series :: Series

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The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner Series #1)7.62
The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner Series #2)7.54
The Death Cure (The Maze Runner Series #3)6.96