Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Scorch Trials 6

Hi everyone! And welcome new readers who have come over from my Mary Sue article! It's lovely to have you and thanks for taking your time to check the blog out.

Let's get down to business. (If you say you didn't just finish that line from Mulan, you're a goddamn liar)

Chapters 42-44

This chapter begins with Thomas being airlifted back into the Scorch with the other Gladers, Jorge, and Brenda. She's still frosty toward him but everyone else just has a shit load of questions. Mostly, they want to know why Thomas is special. To be fair, Thomas would like to know as well. He explains exactly what happened and what was said, then they go to sleep so that they can walk toward the safe haven during the night when it is cool.

Why does everything have to be vague? Just say what you mean!
During the night, Theresa speaks to Thomas using Telepathy. She tells him that something awful is going to happen to him the next day. She says that he's going to be hurt and scared, but that they are going to be
back together soon.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Scorch Trials Part 5

It's Tuesday again, Hurray! Time for an update.

Chapters 39-41

Okie dokie, so last time, we ended with Thomas and Brenda being rescued by the very welcome return of Minho. Chapter 39 begins with Minho freeing the pair from their bonds and revealing a bit of how he and the other Gladers have survived thus far. Basically, Jorge (the other Crank the Gladers joined forces with) has been leading the remaining Gladers through the city. They had come across Thomas and Brenda just before they were taken hostage by the three Cranks from the alley. The Gladers then planned their ambush.

There's a bit of Thomas's internal monologue about the goddamn love triangle. I'm not going to go into it because I don't fucking care and it's not relevant to the story. I'm still really annoyed that this is part of the
Seriously, enough with the love triangles.
book for some fucking reason.

After this brief discussion, the three go upstairs to join the others, who are holding the Cranks hostage. There is only one Crank noticeably missing, the one with the gun. The Gladers head out into the alley. Once there, they are greeted by Crank with the gun, who shoots Thomas in the shoulder. Nothing ever gets better for this poor kid. Dystopian novels are hard on kids.

Anyway, the other Gladers carry Thomas away. He fades in and out of consciousness for a while. Someone removes the bullet from his shoulder. Thomas is in complete agony. After the bullet is removed, Thomas knows that he has an infection. He can feel it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Scorch Trials Part 4!

As promised, here is part 4 of my thrilling Scorch Trials adventure!

Summary of Chapters 35-38

When we left off, Thomas and Brenda were sleeping in a truck. During the night, Thomas has one of his
dream/memories. In this one, he and Theresa are eavesdropping on a conversation between some WICKED officials. This takes part before the Maze trial, of course. They are a bit young, Thomas assumes around 14. There is a whole mess of really vague information discussed. The lack of information is really frustrating for both Thomas and the reader (this is intentional on the author's part, not poor writing).

When the pair wake up, Thomas discovers a sign like the ones that were in the maze (the ones with WICKED's full name). These signs, however, say something very different. They name Thomas as the true leader of the Gladers (we assume). Apparently, these signs are everywhere in the city, yet no one saw fit to discuss them before now. It sounds like another WICKED trick to me.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Notes on a Schedule

This is me trying to get everything done.
Okay, so I'm the least consistent blogger of all time. I'm terribly, horribly sorry. I've been busy and lazy and unmotivated to read. I'm a really slow reader. But, from now one, I will adhere to a schedule.

I hereby decree that, from this day forth, I will post an update every Tuesday. That's right, kids, you heard it here first. I will become reliable! I promise.

Now that that's sorted, I just want to say thank your for sticking with me this long. I will do better from now on. In reward for your patience, I would like to present you with the adorable cat gif to the right. You're welcome.

Until next time, happy reading.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Scorch Trials pt. 3

As promised, here is part three of my exciting Scorch Trials saga. I know, you're all extremely excited.

Summary of Chapters 34

I know, I'm very lazy and only read one chapter. I'm as shocked and disheartened as you. In my defense, I have been busy. Anyway, on to the facts.

When we left off, Thomas had just killed a Crank that was trying to kill him. Understandably, he is a bit upset about this. Thomas and Brenda watch the Crank spasm and die quite horribly. Thomas then says something that is incredibly emblematic of a shift for the novel, "He'd had enough of long dark tunnels. Enough to last a lifetime. 'I want daylight, I don't care what it takes. I want daylight. Now.'"

Friday, May 2, 2014

Scheduling Update

So, I'm the least consistent blogger in the world. I've been horrible at keeping up with reading and writing. I just got a new job and have been trying to get all of those ducks in a row. But, at long last, I will be posting an update tomorrow. I promise.

If I don't post tomorrow, you are all cordially invited to kick my ass, verbally or otherwise.

Until tomorrow, happy reading.