Goodreads Review : 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?
My Rating : 4/5 stars.
My Review : Thomas and the Gladers thought they were out of the maze, but what they don't know is that WICKED has placed them in another test. This time the Gladers must run through the Scorch, a deadly desert infested with traps and Cranks.
The beginning to this book was mind blowing with many surprises around every corner, just like the last book. The first half of this book was just amazing! The characters were great, there was lots of mystery and adventure, and it was really exciting. The second half of this book wasn't as good! There were many characters that angered me, their actions were just stupid. I understand the reasons why they did what they had to do but they could have done it without hurting each other! This probably sounds confusing but when you read this book, I'm sure you'll agree with me that there is just those few characters that you just want to strangle or erase from your memory. Nevertheless this was a great book with tons of action and mystery! I would definitely recommend it.