The Scorch Trials is by James Dashner. The second book in The Maze Runner trilogy. Thomas and the other Gladers have made it out of the Maze. They think they are safe, but they are wrong. Now they discover they must face the Scorch Trials and must travel 100 miles across a wasteland filled with diseased Cranks and another group whose purpose is to kill Thomas. A worthy sequel! Lovers of The Hunger Games will love this set of books as well.You will find youself unable to wait to get the final book in the series.
Ratings: 8th grade - 10 out of 10 - MP (mild profanity) - V (violence) - AC (some mature thematic content).