After weeks of trying to read, I finally got this book done. Minion 1 is already trying to talk me into reading the next book in the series, but I thought I'd better share my thoughts on this one first. (and I've got a list of other books I want to read first.)
Here's the blurb from Goodreads:
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.
Oh boy. How to rate this thing? I'll go ahead and give it four hearts.
This book topped Maze Runner for scary moments. And it could very easily be described as a roller coaster. Every chapter led you up to a disaster, and then backed off. Then you'd start the next chapter all ready for the worst to happen. Sometimes it didn't. Most of the time it did.
There were a lot of twists and turns in the plot. Some of which I called early on. Some caught me totally by surprise.
Some characters I started out hating, I ended up loving. Others I grew to hate even worse. Some characters I thought I loved I found out I despise.
It can go on the shelf section marked Cliff Hanger Ending, but I suppose that's acceptable since it's part of a series.
It's a very nerve wracking book to read. Always trying to outguess the insane characters (or should it be the insane author? I don't know. Either way, it was done brilliantly)
The descriptions of things like Cranks, lighting storms, and metal blob monsters were flat out creepy.
Made the reader want to check the ceiling for any silver goo.
I know it may sound like it, but I'm not dissing this book at all. If you like to be tension filled, and scared out of your wits every four pages (the chapters are only 4-6 pages long, so you get plenty of excitement and anxiety attacks throughout the book) it's a great book to read. I liked that aspect of it even better than the Maze Runner. And yes, I am going to read the last book, even though I keep telling Minion 1 it's not going to happen. I got to get a little fun out of the mental torture don't I?