I loved The Maze Runner. Actually, I loved, loved, loved it – so I had really high expectations for this book. I’m not sure this sequel quite lived up to my expectations, but it was definitely a solid, action-packed, book that moved the story forward. I’m now anxiously awaiting the third installment in the Gladers story.
I don’t want to give too much away because you really have to read The Maze Runner first. If you haven’t read that one, I don’t want to spoil anything for you. I’ll just say…most of our favorite characters are back – Thomas, Frypan, Minho, Teresa – with a few noticeable exceptions (sniff, sniff). The story begins right where the last left off, and is full of adventure, betrayal, sacrifice and hope with just a little romance thrown in too. Just when you think things can’t possibly get worse, they do – and just keep going from there.
There are also a few interesting new characters added into the mix. I’m not sure I’m loving the new characters at this point, but I’ll wait to see what happens in book three before I make any final decisions.