The Scorch Trials: James Dashner

This is the second book in a trilogy, following up The Maze Runner .

This book took the story to an all new level and I totally loved it! I read this book in one sitting and was really into it.
The only bad thing is it ends in a sort of cliff hanger and of course the 3rd book hasn’t come out yet.

But seriously, this is a great book (series) and I totally recommend it with 5 stars. Obviously the only caveat is you need to read The Maze Runner first, duh.

and this Q&A from the author made me so happy when he answered this question:
Q: You ended The Scorch Trials with a cliffhanger to rival the ending of The Empire Strikes Back. What sorts of things can your readers look forward to in The Death Cure?
A: I just turned in the third book, and I’m very proud of it and excited about it. Every last question is resolved, you see much more of the real world, and the ending is not what people may expect but I’m confident they’ll be satisfied with the resolution. And lots of twists and action of course!

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English

The Maze Runner: James Dashner

I’m not really sure why it took me so long to read this book. I’ve been reading really great reviews on it for some time now, but I just never found the time.

But then I’ve been sick with some sort of mild flu or cold or whatever so I’ve been in bed and I was scanning through my Kindle Reading List and figured, ah, why not?

I started it and it was immediately pretty interesting. I finished it and LOVED it. I immediately downloaded book 2 and read the whole thing that day.

I totally recommend this book. Especially if you liked the Hunger Games trilogy, I think you’ll really like this book. Totally recommend with 5 stars.

Amazon Summary:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (August 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385737955

Percy Jackson- The Last Olympian: Rick Riordan

This is the final chapter (or so far at least) of the Percy Jackson series.

This has the most battles. The most love. The most monsters. The most everything. Rick decided to throw it all in and give us a good read. I was not disappointed.

Definitely not a stand alone book as you want to read books 1-4 first, but definitely a great read and definitely recommend it.
4 out of 5 stars.

Amazon Summary:
All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

Percy Jackson- Battle of the Labryrinth: Rick Riordan

I think this was my favorite book of the series.
I liked how the Labrynth was written and I like the adventure of this one.

I give it 4 out 5 stars for the series and definitely recommend it.

Amazon summary:
The battle starts, literally, with an explosion and doesn’t let up. After Percy destroys the high school band room battling monsters called empousai who have taken on the form of cheerleaders, he has to hide out at Camp Half-Blood. There, Grover’s searcher’s license is going to be revoked unless he can find the god Pan in seven days. An entrance to the Labyrinth has been discovered, which means that Luke, the half-blood turned bad, can bypass the magical protections and invade the camp. Annabeth insists that she must follow a quest to locate Daedalus’s workshop before Luke does. Percy is disturbed by visions of Nico, the son of Hades, who is summoning forth the spirits of the dead with McDonalds Happy Meals. Percy, Grover, and Percy’s Cyclops half-brother follow Annabeth into the maze not knowing if they will ever find their way out. Riordan cleverly personifies the Labyrinth as a sort of living organism that changes at will, and that traverses the whole of the United States. Kids will devour Riordan’s subtle satire of their world, such as a Sphinx in the Labyrinth whose questions hilariously parody standardized testing. The secret of Pan is revealed with a bittersweet outcome that also sends an eco-friendly message. Like many series, the “Percy Jackson” books are beginning to show the strain of familiarity and repetition. However, the overarching story line remains compelling, and the cliff-hanger ending will leave readers breathless in anticipation of the fifth and final volume.

Percy Jackson Titan’s Curse: Rick Riordan

ooohhh, series starts getting a little more tense with the Titan Kronos really beginning to gain power.
Great book if you read it in the series.
I recommend it with 4 out of 5 stars.

Amazon summary:
Just after finding Bianca and Nico, two newly discovered half-bloods, Percy, Grover, Annabeth, and Thalia end up trapped between a helicopter and a manticore. Artemis and her Hunters save the day, but Annabeth disappears over a cliff; then Artemis rushes off to hunt a dangerous monster. Back at Camp Half-Blood, the Oracle foretells that Artemis must be rescued and makes a prediction that bodes ill for one of their number—but which one? Percy, who is supposed to remain behind while others pursue the quest, follows in search of the missing Annabeth. Their adventures range widely across the U.S., taking them to locales that include Washington, D.C., and the deserts of the Southwest and pitting them against the usual assortment of colorful adversaries. The Percy Jackson & the Olympians series is built around a terrific idea—that the half-mortal offspring of Greek gods live among us, playing out struggles of mythic scale—and Riordan takes it from strength to strength with this exciting installment, adding even more depth to the characters and story arc while retaining its predecessors’ nonstop laughs and action.