In this sequel to The Maze Runner, Thomas and the Gladers are overjoyed to have escaped the nightmarish experience of living in the Maze. Now they’re looking forward to a new life with no terror, no Grievers and no death. But it turns out they celebrated too soon. . . the Maze was only the beginning. The scientists at WICKED have another hellish trial in place. Now Thomas must cross a brutal, burned-out wasteland of a world called The Scorch – in only two weeks.