Sunday, October 31, 2010
Review: The Scorch Trials
My Review / Rating: 3 of 5 stars
As I closed this book, I was left feeling confused and frustrated. In the Scorch Trials, Thomas and his fellow Gladers are put through more tests. A "trial" with more "variables" that takes them through a creepy town with creepy people called "Cranks."
This second installment reminded me of Lost mixed with zombie themed elements. The world has been infected with a disease known as the "Flare," where people slowly lose their minds and crave human flesh. Thomas and his crew are all "candidates" for something unknown.
Dashner's attempt at mystery and suspense is limited to redundancy- everything is a test to see how Thomas reacts to it. Is WICKED good or bad? Wicked is good. Wait no, now WICKED is bad. WICKED is good? In the end, we are left with no real answers, but in a way the reader can relate to Thomas and the survivors because WE ALL HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S GOING ON!