The Death Cure is the final book of the Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner.
Synopsis: Thomas knows that Wicked can't be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they've collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. It's up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test.
What Wicked doesn't know is that something's happened that no Trial or Variable could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he knows that he can't believe a word of what Wicked says.
The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine.
Will anyone survive the Death Cure? [Custody of Goodreads]
I read the first book a few years ago, and did not enjoy it that much. The plot was cool but slow. The ending was too gorry with vivid description of death and battles. Normally I would be go for with battles and actions but everything was overdone.
When I finally got around reading the second book, it was brilliant. Sure, there was few gross head-cutting description but it was suspenseful. I never knew what danger was going to appear in the scorch. To tell you the truth I was scared of reading the book at night, but it was a good kind of scare.
The ending of the second was really good, frustrating but good. I immediatly wanted to read the last book but didn't get a chance until now.
The third book started out REALLY boring. James seemed to force some action into it by describing awesome guns and the fight between the guards and the children. It was not working. :(
When the children finally get to see what the world was like, it was just as boring as the most boring part in the second book, which was when Brenda and Thomas was at that stupid club. BORING! Oh, this reminds me of the stupid back and forth of Thomas' relationship between the two girls. Thomas was such a winer! Oh, I hate Teressa because she betrayed me. Oh I feel for Brenda but I don't know, she betrayed me too. I got sooooo sick of this and that was just few chapters in (this is extremely bad when the chapters are short).
I also did not like how the plot slowed because of Newt. I mean I guess you will do everything to help out a friend and all but really did you have to spend so much time letting him complain about how he was not ammune? Wow, that sounded harsher than I expected.
One sad part in the book was when Thomas read what Newt wrote in the letter and that broke my heart! I'm mostly a hard-hearted person but when I read that part in the book, it made me felt guilty when though it was not me. I wanted to turn back time like how I turn back pages and told Thomas to read the letter before hand but I was powerless.
There was one part that kept me up at night, and it was when Thomas and Brenda was travelling to the Right Arm's base. Ohhhh, that part was scary!! I kept on thinking of Residence Evil or the Walking Dead. Yes it was not good for my school life since I need to wake up early in the morning but that was something that stood out in the book! Brilliant!
When Thomas went back to Wicked, and they have to cut this brain, I did not see that one coming!
I enjoyed how the (almost) ending tied back the hold series by a whole circle. The connection back to the Maze was something I did not expect. Pretty cool James.
The ending itself was ok. Don't think it was good enough to conclude the trilogy, but only author geniuses know how to conclude a series so James did alright. The epilogue was unexpected but then I though a little more and realized that it was an obvious ending.
There were flaws in this books but I will give it a 3.5 out of 5.
PS: a better trilogy is the Atherton trilogy by Patrick Carman.
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