The Scorch Trials is the sequel to one of my favorite books last year, The Maze Runner. Both books are action-heavy and feature REALLY AWESOME/SCARY monsters and places, and the characters are subjects of experiments run by a mysterious organization called WICKED. It all sounds pretty cool, (and it all IS pretty cool!), but I can’t help but be a little disappointed by the actual writing and plot development.
If you haven’t read The Maze Runner, the premise is pretty simple: a bunch of boys are dropped into a gigantic labyrinth with no memories of where they came from or explanation of why they’re there. So they start exploring the maze, trying to find a way out. But if you don’t get back to the center of the maze (known as the Glade) by nightfall, the entrances to the maze close and terrifying monsters called Grievers will kill you. Grievers are like giant slugs with deadly Edward Scissorhands appendages. Fun, right?