The Scorch Trials - Maze Runner, Bk 2 Author:James Dashner 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 t... more »he 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?
This second book in the Maze Runner series is no less addictive than the first. The survivors from The Maze Runner now find themselves in an even worse situation than the first book. Instead of trying to find their way through a seemingly unsolvable maze, they have to make their way 100 miles across a scorched landscape populated by people who are slowly losing their minds. This is just another way that WICKED is using them, but to what end?
Expect another wild ride with another cliff-hanged leading into the third and final (?) book.