In Book 2 I noticed that some aspects were brought into the movie, which I did not like. Also the movie strayed from Book 1 causing a bit of confusion in parts of Book 2. Overall James Dashner did a well job. However in Book 2 he depends on cliché lines to move the story at times. "hoping against hope" is my all time my hated line. I see it as a way of avoiding writing a line that could describe the feeling of hopelessness better. Many times when I see the line "hoping against hope" I wonder if that person has ever experienced hopelessness. There were a few other spots where James depended on over used "statements" things people do not really say in real life.
My other let down was the fact that starting about page 100 he never gives the reader a boost, or relief from despair. There is a difference between intense and just cutting the reader open and dragging out his guts with the story. After about page 100 your ready for all the characters in the book to just die and get it over with. But James did his narrative sections spot on. He writes great narrative. All in all I enjoyed it, and I will start Book 3 today. You can buy the book here >CLICK HERE<.