Booktalk: The Death Cure by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #3)

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BookTalk: The Death Cure by James Dashner (The Maze Runner #3)

Title: The Death Cure
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: 12th December 2013
Page Count: 338


Goodreads 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?

The Death Cure is the third and final book in the Maze Runner Trilogy and it brings the story to a close with Thomas and his friends trying to take down WICKED and save the immunes.

Warning this review is FULL of spoilers.

Okay so first things first this was my least favourite of the series. There I said it. I went into this book looking for a good and satisfying end and it seemed to go in that direction but as the plot progressed more and more things were added into the story and I started to wonder how Dashner was going to pull it all together and get it sorted into a good ending but I don't think it did. He thickened the plot too much that the ending missed some things.

In this book I was a little bit angry at Thomas because even though Teresa almost killed him she did it to protect him. And even though Teresa is not my favourite of Thomas' love interests, I do think that he treated her unfairly under the circumstances. Also especially because she sacrificed herself for him.

I thought that the death of Newt was sad but very well thought out because you could see it coming with the note and with Newt drifting away finally at that point when he sees Thomas again. 

Another thing that confused me about this book and also about the Scorch Trials is the age of Jorge. In the Scorch Trials we never find out his age but we get the assumption that he is the same age as Brenda and the other (around seventeen) but in the Death Cure we hear a little something that indicated that he is quite a bit older.

I was happy that Thomas ended up with Brenda at the end but the lack of a relationship in this book made it a little hard to get into. I know it was not meant to have a relationship that took a big part in the book because it's an action novel (and a more male orientated story) but I would have liked to see more of the relationship of Thomas and Teresa or Thomas and Brenda.

Overall this book was okay, it was an interesting read and it kept me wanting to read it but the writing was okay and the ending did not satisfy as much as I wished it would.

Lily.


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