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Book two in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon! And don’t miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!

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.
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.
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.

The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018.

Also look for James Dashner’s edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series!

Praise for the Maze Runner series:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series
A USA Today Bestseller
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick

“[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.” —

“Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed.” Newsday

“[A] nail-biting must-read.”

“Breathless, cinematic action.” —Publishers Weekly

Heart pounding to the very last moment.” —Kirkus Reviews

Exclamation-worthy.” —Romantic Times

“James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.” —Shelf Awareness, Starred

Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.” —Deseret News
Published on September 3, 2015 by Chicken House Ltd
ISBN-10: 1910655112
ISBN-13: 9781910655115
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  • soso17970
    soso17970Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 3:29 pm22 stars
    Nice book, but I’m getting tired of all the trials and things going wrong.
    • armcginn
      armcginnMonday, June 25, 2018 at 12:55 pm55 stars
      Book 2 in the maze runner series; The Scorch Trials, is one of the most amazing books I have ever read in my entire life!, taking place some where in the future after sun flares (solar flares) have struck planet earth, and permanently changed earth's climate and and magnetic force, due to climate change the polar ice caps have melted causing tsunamis and other water related storms to wreck towns and cities near water, leaving a massive desert-like stretch of land between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, thanks to the scorch it became a time period of time when there were no longer enough recourses to supply life to the entire human race, due to the fact that soon earth would be out of natural recourses, population control finally stepped in, introducing a virus that would efficiently kill of some of the human race at a controlled rate, painlessly, but unluckily the virus got FAR out of control, as it spread it mutated, causing it to drive those who caught is insane!, soon those who caught it became bloodthirsty, vicious, and murderous!, those who had it became known as cranks, and the virus became known as the Flare. for phase two of the maze trials WICKED (World In Catastrophe Killzone Experiment Department) gives the gladers two weeks to cross the scorch and survive it's crank infested cities and violent thunder storms and reach the safe haven... or die.
      • septembergirl
        septembergirlTuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:05 pm55 stars
        I always read fiction and thats ok because I find so many books that I love. I can never put these books down there so good.
        • streetfootball
          streetfootballWednesday, May 23, 2018 at 3:48 pm
          It's action packed
          • bookstory13
            bookstory13Monday, May 7, 2018 at 4:56 pm44 stars
            LOVE THIS BOOK! I just read it for the first time this year and I LOVED IT SO MUCH! This is NOT the typical science fiction book, it pulls you in and makes you think you are right there.
            • javoonwu
              javoonwuThursday, March 29, 2018 at 5:15 am55 stars
              This book is a adventure book. this marvellous book can let other readers think that they are inside the story. I hope that you are interested in this story book very much and also see the next book about maze runner.
              • smartguy123
                smartguy123Monday, February 26, 2018 at 8:13 am44 stars
                Later on, I will try to get this book. From the previous book, it was so good, full of suspense and adventurous situations happening. I know and gurentee that this book will be awesome, just like the first one.
                • dabosssss
                  dabosssssThursday, January 11, 2018 at 12:18 pm55 stars
                  10x better than the first one and the first is awesome!
                  • gtaylor505
                    gtaylor505Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:37 am33 stars
                    This second book in the Maze Runner series is interesting and I didn't dislike it, but I wouldn't recommend it. If you're looking for something to read, find something more worthwhile. Only read this book if you're really wanting to read it because of things you've heard or are desperate for something to read. Overall, it's an okay book, but not much more.
                    • georgiagirl
                      georgiagirlFriday, July 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm
                      i love this book

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