Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2), The
Yay! Dashner didn't let me down. "Scorch Trials" begins with a bang and never slows down. Often middle books in a series are disappointing, but not this one. Full of action, and a fair bit of brutality, this book is a page turner. Having escaped the maze, Thomas and his friends are thrown into another setting full of danger, with killer creatures and the threat of death at every turn, where survival relies solely on their initiative. This is turning into a fabulous series. Now for the finale!
But The Scorch Trials was different. Suddenly we have this Thomas becoming some lovesick person, constantly thinking about girls (and actually being surrounded by a girl). There wasn't much about the relationship between Thomas and his friends. On top of that, the adventures in this book were nothing special and even boring at times. It went downwards the moment Thomas got separated from the rest of the group, and since we're following him, we have to read all the crap he's experiencing. Unlike the smart, sometimes too impulsive, heroic guy in the first book, he had become some weakling in this one. He hadn't achieved anything, except for passing out constantly and having to be rescued by others. The only highlight in the book is the character Minho, he had become funnier and even more likeable than in the first book.