The Scorch Trails is the second book in the Maze Runner series and it does not disappoint. The first book in the series was a fast paste, semi advanced book that took the breath right out of your chest. You couldn’t wait to turn the page and find out what was going on. This book has a similar story but it’s written in another way. It throws all these little hints at you but delivers the answers by spoon, like if it was feeding a little baby. It’s intense but slow… very slow.
It’s nearly to slow to be enjoyed. I actually put away the book for a couple of days after reading a couple of chapter, then picked it up just to repeat. I understand why the book has to be slow. It fits the setting and gives the feeling of just who bad things get for the characters, but the author might have over done it a little bit.
The book picks up where it left you and throws you back and forth and can sometimes make you wonder what happened to the characters. Sometimes I felt like I missed a book in the series. Specially the main character, Tomas acted in weird way from time to time and it felt like the author tried way too much too get you to feel bad for him.
If I had to rate this book I would give it a 7/10p cause it’s good and makes you want to continue, but it wasn’t as good as the first one. The author should have waited a bit before continuing the story. It felt like he didn’t really know where he was going with this book. But it has the potential to look good in the movie adaptation if they plan it right.