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The Maze trails were brutal. Now, safe in the care of their rescuers, Thomas and the Gladers can relax and begin to heal from the horrors of the past months.
But WICKED is not done yet.
They have more trials in store for Thomas and his friends. They’re ready to plunge the boys into dangers that will make the Maze trials seem like child’s-play. There will be peril, murder, betrayal, tough decisions and heart-break along the way. This time, there are no rules and only one objective: to survive.
Dashner has his foot on the accelerator and he’s not letting up in this second, thrilling installment of The Maze runner series. Once again, the fantasy world created by the author (and WICKED) is unique, filled with “variables” that terrify and have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
Some of the characters who I felt were a little “shallow” in The Maze Runner got a chance to shine in this novel. Teresa’s character played a bigger, although very ambiguous role, but we got to see a little more of what drives her. Minho gained strength throughout the journey. The main storyline revolved around Thomas though, and his reactions to the people and challenges thrown at him.
I was hoping for some more answers to questions raised in The Maze Runner, but I think I have even more than when I started. I am dying to find out what WICKED has in store for Thomas and I’m positive that Dashner will finally deliver the answers in an action-packed third installment!
Re the narrator, this isn't one of my favorite. Some of the reading is a little too emotionless for my tastes.
Superb story, and very well read! Follows on from the maze runner brilliantly and keeps you interested all the way through. Lines up for the next book also.
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I did make it through 'The Maze' but enjoyed the film more (possibly because I was tied to the seat of an aircraft?). The sequel was lacking in exactly the same way: the book is written in an unsophisticated adolescent language, the conversations shallow as are the characters, the interactions and reactions the same over and over again - very little to enjoy in the writing style - too many "shanks", "shut your hole", "slim it" and too little depth.I may try the film in the next aircraft but did not make it through the book itself.
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Excellent narration. I didn't love this book as much as the first one but it's still an enjoyable listen.
Absolutely loved it! Once again, cannot recommend this series enough - events in The Scorch Trials differ even more to the movie portrayal than the first book, but I am not even phased by it as this very characteristic kept the thrills coming around every corner.
Definitely recommend, definitely moving on to the next book!