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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (Maze Runner #2)

 4 Stars

Wicked is good.

To be given hope and then have that cruelly taken away in the blink of an eye. Everything is just a part of a bigger game.

When they’d settled into bed last night, everything had seemed good and safe. Yeah, maybe this was worse, to have that suddenly taken away.

In Scorch, we finally get to see the outside world and how bad The Flare got Earth. This book was filled with death and suffering. Readers who grew to love and empathize with the main characters, reading Scorch Trials can be a little difficult. The Gladers’ sufferings just wouldn’t end! I felt their desperation and their hardships, but I also felt their determination and ceaseless hope. It’s hard not to admire them for their resilience and strength, which is why I understood why they were chosen.

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)

4 Stars

“If you ain’t scared… you ain’t human.”

It’s been such a long time since I read this so I’m just copying my old review from Goodreads, with little additions.

There are a lot of books that feature dystopian societies, anarchy, war and science gone wrong today but most are just pale reflections of old greats and have failed to bring anything new and exciting to the table, but Maze Runner definitely made a mark on me. It’s far darker, more raw, more brutal yet more human than most modern dystopian novels out there. Great concept, excellent world-building, nice storytelling. Overall a good execution that led to a very good story.

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