- I’m a big fan of The Maze Runner trilogy.
Summary from GoodReads:
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?
James Dashner sure knows how to hook a reader. I put off reading The Death Cure for a long time because I remembered how heart-pounding The Scorch Trials were (I seemed to be in a minority in liking it, but I really did). Then, when I saw (and got my hands on) a copy of The Kill Order I decided it was time to buckle down and read.
Y’all, I’m glad I decided to wait, because after I finish this review I am diving right into The Kill Order to find some answers. Not that I didn’t get any with The Death Cure – I just know there are more out there. And, to be fair, I can’t fault Dashner for doing it this way. There was a lot of stuff that needed to happen in this book, and as much as I wanted the easy way out offered in the beginning, a nagging voice in my head realized that would just be too easy.
And so I settled back and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I went through twists and turns and hating some people and liking them and not knowing how to trust – basically I lived through Thomas. That “living through” thing is what makes books like this so exciting – and once again I sat on my sofa, thoroughly caught up in this story that wouldn’t release me. I walked from room to room when called, nose in the book, ate my dinner with it propped up and battled sleepytime in the afternoon and at bedtime to finish it up. And I do not regret a single minute of it.
So, in spite of his playing with my emotions and toying with me for 300+ pages, I tip my hat to James Dashner and thank him for one heckuva ride.
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- I purchased my copy.
- Published by: Delacorte Books
- Release Date: 10/11/2011