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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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  • 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
        • backflash2
          backflash2Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 6:22 pm55 stars
          this is better
          • HiMonday, October 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm
            i read the first one and i'm gonna read this one. maze runner was soooooooooo goooood
            • 5blueeggs
              5blueeggsMonday, September 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm
              The people doing this to them are so mean. But it was an good book anyway
              • tbsrocks
                tbsrocksMonday, June 13, 2016 at 8:41 am
                I love this book so much I am in grade 5 now and I read this book for the first time in grade 4 and have read it 16 times I love tbs
                • ultimatdestroy1
                  ultimatdestroy1Monday, April 25, 2016 at 8:16 am55 stars
                  They kiss to death
                  • 10nj
                    10njThursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:37 am
                    I love this book even I watched the movie !!!!!!! You should watch the movie of The scorch trials and the book you'll fall into love with this ! this is called The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner)
                    • makayla lockleaMonday, February 15, 2016 at 11:33 am
                      it is a very god book