Review: The Scorch Trials & The Death Cure by James Dashner

7972481Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication: October 12th, 2010
SeriesThe Maze Runner
Pages: 360 (Hardcover, Paperback)
       368(Kindle Edition)
       321 (eBook)

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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.

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication: October 11th, 2011
SeriesThe Maze Runner
Pages: 325 (Hardcover, Paperback)
       338(Kindle Edition)
       305 (eBook)

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It’s the end of the line.
WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.
Will anyone survive?

What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say.

The truth will be terrifying.

Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all.

The time for lies is over.

My thoughts:

I have really mixed feelings on this book, like I hated and loved it at the same time. My thoughts are also pretty jumbled like oh my feels and what on Earth? And all of this gave me a rather hard time with deciding between three books and four books and as you can see I ended up at three and a half.

I didn't review the second book separately and for a good reason. The books in the aspect of verdict don't change a lot and I didn't consider it a good idea to bring three almost completely the same reviews. Therefore what I'm about to say goes for all the books.

First off, the plot stayed pretty fair, though the first installment seemed to have a little more meaning to it, but the second and third book were action packed and fast paced as well, and it kept feeding my curiosity.

That's just about the definitely positive things I can say no matter how hard I rack my brain. Because unfortunately the characters didn't get any better; although there is a subtle character development, some of them happened to became a whole new person somewhere between two books or during the plot and often not even to the better. Which wouldn't be a major problem, it's possible, if it didn't actually occur so abruptly and without ignition.

What's more, I found "comfortabilities" time to time. I sudden appearance or tool. Maybe it's just me being overly irritated by them, but sorry not sorry I do not like comfortabilities.

And yet, I do recommend it people with strong stomach, because it is sort of educational and a hooking story.

Rating breakdown:

Cover: 3/5
Characters: 3/5
Plot: 3,5/5
Style/Writing: 4/5
Word building: 5/5
Originality: 5/5

About the author:

AboutPortrait AboutJames was born and raised in Georgia but now lives in the Rocky Mountains with his family. He has four kids, which some might think is too many but he thinks is just right. Once upon a time, James studied accounting and worked in the field of finance, but has been writing full time for several years. (He doesn’t miss numbers. At all.)
In his free time, James loves to read, watch movies and (good) TV shows, snow ski, and read. (Reading was mentioned twice on purpose.) Most of all, he’s thankful that he gets to make a living writing stories and considers himself pretty much the luckiest guy on the planet.

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