Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Book Review: THE SCORCH TRIALS by James Dashner

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

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I finished this book some time ago ... but I couldn't write a review right away. Why? Two reasons: 1) Because it has zombies in it and 2) Because it ends with a freaking cliff hanger. So, if I had written a review right after finishing it ... I may have given it only one star simply for those reasons.

However, after taking a "cooling off" period, I think I'll give the book three stars. The writing was great. The plot and pacing were great. The premise was interesting, and it kept me guessing.

But, still ... I have a disliking for zombies, and I don't want to read about them. Sure, sure, Dashner calls them CRANKS, not zombies, but give me a break ... they were still zombies.

And the ending ... true, I kind of expected it after having a cliff hanger at the end of book one ... but really? It feels like such a marketing ploy when books end that way. STOP IT!

Good news? I "only" have to wait five months for the next book, AND it's labeled a trilogy - - so maybe the third book will actually have a satisfying ending and not a cliff hanger!!

Dashner - - can you feel my love for you?

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