Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week, I'm waiting on:
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Releases October 12, 2010
Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more Variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to.
Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, much of the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated--and with it, order--and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim... and meal.
The Gladers are far from done running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Thomas can only wonder--does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?
Why I'm waiting on The Scorch Trials:
I'd recently read the first book to this series, The Maze Runner (you can read my review here). I liked it enough to really want to read The Scorch Trials! I have high hopes for this next novel: Dashner knows how to weave a fast-paced novel full of action and suspense (with a little dribble of possible romance?). The Maze Runner posed us with more questions than answers, so I'm hoping The Scorch Trials will answer a few things. I really want to know what happens to the Gladers! I'm also veeeeery curious to see what Thomas does with his memory after what he did last time. *vagueness* :P Best part? I technically only have to wait SIX DAYS!! ACK! :D
What are you waiting on this wednesday? :)