Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Review #551 - The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner


The Trials are over. WICKED is planning to restore the survivors'
memories and complete the final cure for the Flare.

But Thomas has already remembered more than they think. And he 
knows WICKED can't be trusted...

The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine. Will anyone survive the Death Cure?

My Rating: 3.5/5

This is the third and final book in the Maze Runner trilogy. It is the sequel to The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials. 

Whilst I didn't like this book as much as The Maze Runner, it was significantly better than The Scorch Trials and The Kill Order. 

With a series like this - where the reader knows as much about the plot as the characters who have had their memories wiped, a lot depends on the last book. We want answers and for the most part we got them but there were still significant holes. 

There was a significant death about 250 pages in but I found that it didn't affect me as much as it should have because I don't have much of a connection with any of them. This is because after 3 books I still don't know very much about them. 

The most under-developed characters were Teresa and Brenda and at times they were both just plain annoying. James Dashner definitely creates better males better than he does females. 

Teresa and Brenda's relationships with Thomas was just plain weird and awkward. 

The way the series ends leaves the door open for a possible sequel - which published I would more than likely read. 

This book was absolutely action packed and because of the short chapters I breezed through it very quickly. 

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