The Scorch Trials by James Dashner.
The second book in the Maze Runner Trilogy.
Read my review of The Maze Runner.
Summery:When they got out of the maze Thomas and the other Gladers were soon rescued from Wicked (World In Catastrophe, Killzone Experiment Department) who had put them in the maze and studied them. The Gladers thought it was all over. The pain of losing friends and danger around each corner. That they were safe. But the next morning the only girl to arrive, Teresa, has disappeared. And a boy has replaced her claiming to have been in a maze, only with all girls. They also find their rescuers killed without a noise. They learn and hear from outside the walls, of people sick with the Flare, called cranks. Cranks are slowly going crazy, in the end they turn into hardly anything more than animals. Unfortunately they discover that Wicked is far from through with them. They must go through the Scorch Trials, they are told, if they want to be free from Wicked and the Variable for a cure to the Flare.
Romance:Liking someone, feeling like you are cheating, a couple kisses.
Language:P--s, Cr-p more than once, some made up ones (slim it, skank, shuck, klunk) and d-m-.
Violence:Cranks dying and attacking, murder, injuries, dangerous lightning killing, a death ball killing, strange humanoids with lightbulb like things killing, yelling/arguing, hitting someone or wanting to.
Other:Lying and tricking, government being controlling and secretive. Maybe not for the best. Drinking?
My Thoughts: Wow. James Dashner has done an ah-mazing job. Thrilling so that you are on the edge of your seat with the excitement. Perhaps a little gory, but not really much more than Hunger Games. The plot was great, it really competed for the top spot with the first book, but I think that the first book is just a bit more cheerful. Which is hard to imagine...trapped in a maze monsters outside, but this one was on the outside...with sick people running around and not so clean conditions living conditions during the Scorch Trials.:P However it was a great adventure and dystopia. I would recommend to guy and girl readers, YA+