The Death Cure by James Dashner – REVIEW

The Death Cure by James Dashner
Release Date: October 11th, 2011
Random House, 325 Pages
Sub-genre: Dystopian
Source: Bought for Kindle
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Maze Runner #3
Recommended for: fans of lots of action!

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 final book in The Maze Runner series. Thomas, our main character, has been through so much in the first two books and now WICKED says that it’s time to finally find the death cure. But Thomas doesn’t trust them and I can’t say that I blame him.

I spent the majority of this book in anticipation of finally knowing it all! Waiting, and waiting, and waiting. And while this book is about 97% action and 3% resolution, I was happy with it. Did it end the way I wanted it to? Not really, especially since I had SO MANY unanswered questions at the end, but I can see how some people would think that it was the “perfect” ending.

I will tell you that I was very impressed with the fact that there is no romance in this book (definitely hard to do these days in YA) and yet I still found myself enjoying it. My friend Anna has pointed out that there are hardly any cases of platonic relationships. But it looks like a book can be good without the swooning afterall!

I’d recommend this book to lovers of action and if you’re looking for holiday gift for a guy, this is a winner!

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