29 July 2013

The Death Cure by James Dashner

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

[May contains spoilers for The Maze Runner & The Scorch Trials]

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?

I was SO excited to get to this one after The Scorch Trials and find out exactly what the hell was going on with WICKED and what they were going to do with the kids.Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first two books. Everything was slower and less interesting in this one. I was wanting non-stop action and mystery like the previous two books, but that wasn't what I got. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed this one but it just wasn't as good as this first two.

This picks up where The Scorch Trials left off with Thomas in isolation by himself because he apparently had the flare. I still don't really understand why they kept him isolated for about a month, but they must have had a good reason.

Thomas and Minoh are still my favourite characters in this series. Thomas because he seems to have something to do with this whole trial thing and I find him to be a very interesting character and Minoh because he's so determined and focused on saving his friends.

Teresa really annoyed me in this one. She wasn't in it that much which allowed my dislike of her to build. By the end I didn't really care about her all that much.

Brenda started to grow on me though. She seemed to genuinely care about Thomas and his friends and really wanted to help. All of my suspicions about her from The Scorch Trials disappeared in this one and I really started to like her. 

I felt so bad for Newt in this one. His character really grew on me in the last book and I'd been hoping to learn more about him in this one, but that didn't happen.

Like I said, this storyline in this one was much much slower and slightly boring. I just couldn't get interested in it because I was so used to the non-stop action and I just couldn't deal with this slow moving plot. With them travelling to Denver and trying to uncover what WICKED were up to. The Right Arm stuff was pretty interesting and at the end with them was really exciting and thrilling. The action at the end was what I'd been looking for in the whole book. But then the actual end was really disappointing. I saw that coming a mile off and I'd actually considered that ending when I was reading The Maze Runner and I'd been hoping that it wouldn't end like that. But it did, and I found it extremely predictable and disappointing.

Overall, this one really wasn't as good as the previous two books but it was still enjoyable.


  1. I 100% agree with you. The first two books were way better than the last one.

    Do you plan on reading the prequel?

    1. They totally were!
      I already have. I should have a review up soon :)

  2. I really really enjoyed this trilogy :) Sorry this one wasn't as good for you as the rest! But I do think Dashner did an awesome job :D Great review!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

    1. He did do an amazing job! Overall, I was very impressed with the series :)