Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.51 × 7.87 × 0.79 in
Published: September 13, 2011
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385738765
ISBN - 13: 9780385738767
About the Book
In this sequel to "The Maze Runner," the Gladers have escaped the Maze, but now they face an even more treacherous challenge on the open roads of a devastated planet. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. Can Thomas survive in such a violent world?
Read from the Book
CHAPTER 1 She spoke to him before the world fell apart. Hey, are you still asleep? Thomas shifted in his bed, felt a darkness around him like air turned solid, pressing in. At first he panicked; his eyes snapped open as he imagined himself back in the Box--that horrible cube of cold metal that had delivered him to the Glade and the Maze. But there was a faint light, and lumps of dim shadow gradually emerged throughout the huge room. Bunk beds. Dressers. The soft breaths and gurgly snores of boys deep in slumber. Relief filled him. He was safe now, rescued and delivered to this dormitory. No more worries. No more Grievers. No more death. Tom? A voice in his head. A girl''s. Not audible, not visible. But he heard it all the same, though never could he have explained to anyone how it worked. Exhaling a deep breath, he relaxed into his pillow, his razor-edged nerves settling down from that fleeting moment of terror. He spoke back, forming the words with his thoughts. Teresa? What time is it? No idea , she replied. But I can''t sleep. I probably dozed for an hour or so. Maybe more. I was hoping you were awake to keep me company. Thomas tried not to smile. Even though she wouldn''t be able to see it, it would be embarrassing all the same. Didn''t give me much choice in the matter, did you? Kind of hard to sleep when someone''s talking directly into your skull. Waa, waa. Go back to bed, then. No. I''m good. He stared at the bottom of the bunk above him--featureless and darkly fuzzy
From the Publisher
Read the second book in the New York Times bestselling
Maze Runner series, perfect for fans of The Hunger
Games and Divergent. The first book, The Maze
Runner, is soon to be a major motion picture starring Dylan
O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Will Poulter, and
Aml Ameen and hits theaters September 19, 2014!
Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for
him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn't done yet. Phase Two has just
begun. The Scorch.
There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch-the most
burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust
the variables and stack the odds against them.
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers'
destruction-and they're determined to survive.
Praise for the Maze Runner series:
"[A] nail-biting must-read." -Seventeen.com
"Wonderful action writing-fast-paced…but smart
and well observed." -Newsday
"Breathless, cinematic action." -Publishers
"Heart-pounding to the very last moment." -Kirkus
"Gripping reading." -Booklist
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
James Dashner is the author of the New York Times
bestselling Maze Runner series as well as the books in the 13th
Reality series and The Infinity Ring. He is also the
author of The Eye of Minds, the first book in the
Mortality Doctrine series. Dashner was born and raised in Georgia
but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. To learn more
about James and his books, visit JamesDashner.com or follow
@jamesdashner on Twitter.
From the Hardcover edition.