July 18, 2011
The Scorch Trials is clearly the "middle book" of the trilogy...it moves the story along, none of the questions are answered, and many new questions come into play. Why was there a parallel maze, populated by girls and one boy? Why has Teresa disappeared and seemingly become the enemy of the boys? Why is WICKED investing so much in this experiment? The answers to these and many other questions lie in the third and final installment. In the meantime, the Scorch Trials leave the reader with no resolution, and a somewhat ungratifying reading experience. I compare this to Catching Fire, the second installment of The Hunger Games trilogy...it just leaves you still hungry, wanting more.
Reed Reads Score: 3.5