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'm not going to say anymore....
I did not have a connection between the book. When people died, I felt that I did not care at all whether they died or suffered. I have to say that I was caught off guard by the closing section of the book but it didn't make up some of the disappointing parts in the book.
The ending was predictable after it was revealed, if you know what I mean. It was a quasi-original ending. You will think that "oh cool, wait, that is a lot of the Hollywood movie endings...boo?"
There were sad, surprising, and scary parts but overall, it was not as good as the second one but I guess it was ok a book.
3.5 out of 5 stars.
PS: a better trilogy got to be Atherton trilogy by Patrick Carman.
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