Maze Runner #2 Infernoet
Title: The Scorch Trials
Series: The Maze Runner #2
Author: James Dashner
Published in English: 2001
Dansk titel: Infernoet
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2015
Forlag: Høst & Søn
Finished Reading: July 2019
Genre: YA, Science Fiction & Dystopian
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.
There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.
This was god damn awesome. It was interesting from the first page to the last and with the inconclusive ending, I’m just thrilled to read the next book.
Some things were honestly quiet annoying.
The amount of times Thomas passes out or sleeps.
The obsession with Teresa and Brenda, they aren’t even that cool.
If Dashner had taken out the romance, he would have created a masterpiece since the times we spend on the actual plot was exciting!
As for the ending, I’m a little bit torn and confused. To be perfectly honest I have no idea what’s going to happen in the last book. I’ve not seen the movie, making it even more exciting.
We get to meet new people, a lot of them actually, but I didn’t really get to know them so well and I don’t know what the purpose was. More characters to kill off? Replace old ones? No clue.
The one thing I like more than anything is the way he writes. It’s intense at times. I guess this is just one of them series that you can’t skip, even though you might find the scenery boring. The unexpected happens all the time, Dashner is a master of teasing us and I’ve become very intrigued by how he created his stories, I’ll definitely be looking up some of his other works.
Overall, I would recommend this series to anyone who liked Divergent and The Hunger Games, the dystopian genre is not for everyone, but if you do like it, this trilogy will knock your socks off.