Sunday, 17 August 2014

The Death Cure - James Dashner

The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3)
By James Dashner
Reviewed by Jeff
Published: October 11th 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 325
ISBN: 0385738773

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? (Goodreads)
 For me this series just kind of progressively went downhill after the first book. The ending of book two left some promise, but that was really the end of it all. I did not like this book, it just seemed to lag on and I found my interest dwindled as it went on. The ending was just very bland, I wanted more but didn't get it. The entire time I fully expected a big twist in Dashner-esque type fashion....but it never came go fruition. Ultimately it just was a disappointing ending to what was huge potential after the first book. Most of the questions of the series were answered whichever as nice but I just felt like there was some substance missing. Worth finishing the series but not something I will ever read again!

2/5 Carls


  1. I feel like everything I wanted answered was answered in book 2, so I started this one and got a couple chapters in and I was like: "Hold up. Everything's already been solved, and this is boring." So I just stopped.

  2. The Death Cure is the best of the three main Maze Runner books. In some places the writing is not very good, but the twists, turns, and surprises totally make up for it. I was left wanting to know more, but the ending was still satisfactory. This book really made reading the whole trilogy worth it.

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