Feb 2, 2015

Review -- The Death Cure

7864437The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3)
Author: James Dashner
Release Date: October 11th, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 325
Format: Paperback, bought

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Synopsis:

It’s the end of the line.

WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.

Will anyone survive?

What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say.

The truth will be terrifying.

Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all.

The time for lies is over.


My Review:
I woke up at 7 in the morning on my day off to start this book. I didn't feel like sleeping anymore when I wanted to learn how it all ended so badly.

This book to me was very slow. The first two had so much packed into it that this one fell a little short for me. I still enjoyed it and will rate it high, but it was a different pace than the other two.

The Rat Man from book 2 shows up again. He has a rather big role in this book. He shows up quite a bit. He definitely brings anger out of me but I know that was the point. He is so pushy and says he is there for the greater good but I definitely don't feel the same way.

There is so much death in all the books that it was nice to still have Minho and Newt along for the ride with Thomas. When you find out who is immune and who isn't though it breaks your heart. I still had hope that it would some how work out, I was disappointed in that aspect. I almost stopped reading when a situation happened at the end, but I was so close I had to keep going.

Newt is still my favorite character. No matter what the boy goes through, he still stays true to himself. I love that he still tries to be the peacemaker, the levelheaded one.

They spend a great deal going all over the place in this book. It was a little harder to picture this book than the first 2. Dashner doesn't give quite the detail that he did in the other books. I did find that to drop my rating a little bit. I had to spend a little more effort to picture things along the way.

I was shocked at some of the characters that popped up in this book. I had suspicions about certain characters, but it turned out that while I was essentially right in my guess, it wasn't in the way I expected it to be. It turned out to be someone on a different side than I originally thought. I liked the way it was done though. It rounded out the story well and put more sense into people from the second book.

The ending was also a bit flat for me, too. There was so much going on in the other books that you thought it just had to end a certain way. There was a lot of fighting and running around at the end, but yet it still didn't come across as so exciting. I found myself thinking for him to just get on with it already. Once I was down to 10 pages left I didn't think he could pull off an ending at all. I will give him credit that I ate my words on that one, but I didn't get a major ending like I was expecting by such an intense trilogy.

I loved the trilogy though and I am glad that I read it. I got enough closure for the story to make myself satisfied. I even approve of the romance that blossoms at the very end. I know it was the right way to go, even if it did have a bittersweet tendency. It was what needed to happen for closure to be given to what was left of the Gladers.

If you haven't read this trilogy/series, I would definitely suggest you do. Take the word of a dystopian fearing girl that it all turned out to be a captivating and highly addictive read!!

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