The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book Two)

Book 2 of 5 in the The Maze Runner Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 5n/a5.096869
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
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published on October 12, 2010 by Delacorte Press
ISBN-10: 0385738757
ISBN-13: 9780385738750
80 Book Reviews
  • javoonwu
    javoonwualmost 5 years55 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
      smartguy123almost 5 years44 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
        dabosssssabout 5 years55 stars
        10x better than the first one and the first is awesome!
        • gtaylor505
          gtaylor505about 5 years33 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
            georgiagirlover 5 years
            i love this book
            • backflash2
              backflash2almost 6 years55 stars
              this is better
              • Hiover 6 years
                i read the first one and i'm gonna read this one. maze runner was soooooooooo goooood
                • 5blueeggs
                  5blueeggsover 6 years
                  The people doing this to them are so mean. But it was an good book anyway
                  • tbsrocks
                    tbsrocksover 6 years
                    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
                      ultimatdestroy1almost 7 years55 stars
                      They kiss to death