I know most of you haven't read THE SCORCH TRIALS by James Dashner because, well, it's not out yet. It will be October 12 and you're not gonna want to miss this one.
THE MAZE RUNNER was released last year on my birthday, October 6. I decided that for my birthday I would go to every book carrying store and see who had The Maze Runner. If I didn't see it on the shelf, I asked someone when it was coming in or if they could order it for me.
And, for the record, I honestly think that the last book my husband read was The Maze Runner. Seriously.
So when The Scorch Trials ARC was circulating through the literary community, I wanted one. So bad. And for some reason I was lucky enough to have Random House generously send me a free copy to review. So cool. I did a little dance in the middle of a store when my husband called to tell me that it arrived at our house. I was that excited.
Without further ado, I give you my thoughts on The Scorch Trials....
Holy Flipping Action, Batman. There is no dead time in this story (no pun intended). James has no fear when it comes to his imagination. There is no action too tense or gut tightening. If you enjoyed "The Dark Knight", there are parts of this book that will resonate with you.
If you're a little wimpy, like me, and like a smart book with witty twists, this book delivers. It has more than the fast-paced action, it has a plot with some thought.
So, whatever turns you on to a book, an unexpected kiss, a gun in the hands of a maniac, or a smart twisting plot, this is the story you're looking for.
Lastly.... and I've been really struggling with the last part of this post. Really. See, I've been thinking long and hard about giving up the ARC to some well intentioned blog reader, aka- you, since I was planning on buying THE SCORCH TRIALS anyway. But my husband still wants to read it.
So here's the deal. If you convince me that you want it badly enough, the guilty conscience side of me might listen. But you've really gotta want it. Otherwise, my husband is thinking two copies of The Scorch Trials at our home might just be a really good thing. Hmmm, we'll see who wins.
Plan on making this series a part of your personal library. You won't be sorry.