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Ironic Contradictions

I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.
The Scorch Trials - James Dashner I had mixed feelings to The Maze Runner and so it was with interest that I picked up its sequel to see how things continued. I was personally surprised and a little frustrated with this book. It seemed the minute I knew what was happening something completely changed in the story to make me unsure about anything. But I guess I could therefore associate with the character...

The whole point of this book is to continue the trials explored in the Maze Runner. Which were interesting from a thrilling sci-fi point of view but at the same time were not as interesting as in The Scorch Trials. However the book constantly raised a lot of questions such as: why are the kids being tested in a dangerous and gruelling manner to save the world? And further: what is with all the intrigue built around who the kids really are? Also why do some of the kids have telepathy?

I was reminded in reading this of another also very good YA sci-fi. That is the Chaos Walking series which begins with The Knife of Never Letting Go. I think I preferred the other series on the whole but this was still interesting and 'fun' reading despite the gruesome deaths.

Anyway I believe that I will read the next as soon as possible in order to conclude this series. And then hopefully all the questions will be answered rather than having more kids tortured, killed and abused for the salvation of the world. On second thoughts that may not be the best slogan for this series...

Perhaps it's simply better to say that WICKED is good. Apparently...