The Scorch Trials proved to be just as thrilling and action packed as The Maze Runner. The Scorch Trials picks up where the first book left off not giving Thomas and his fellow Gladers much of a chance to rest before being thrust into another trial. I like how Dashner really builds up the action and really challenges his characters while providing the reader with a book full of many twists and turns. Thomas continues to grow as a character as some of his memories return, and he gets the chance to meet new characters. Overall The Scorch Trials proved to be a thrilling read that was hard to put down. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.