08 November 2011

{Book Review} The Death Cure

By: Me My Shelf And I | 08 November 2011 at 12:00 AM | | | | | | | |
The Death Cure
The Maze Runner #3
Author: James Dashner
Pages: 384
Release Date: October 11th, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Rating: 3.5 -  4 Birds
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?
It’s always a sad day when I finish a series I have come to love as much as I did The Maze Runner series. It’s conflicting because you can’t wait to tear through the pages, devouring every word to find out what happens, but eventually you reach the last page and wind up being done. Saying good bye. *sniff*
The Death Cure was highly anticipated by me, and I have to be fully honest it was not my favorite of the series. It had all the same Glader vernacular that I have come to enjoy and often use when speaking to my book club gals (because they are the only ones who get it when I tell them to “Slim it” or call them a “Klunk head”) but I still felt like it was missing something, something I can not put my finger on.
I even tried making a list of what I wanted it to have, and found that it had it all. Suspense, CHECK! Action and fighting, CHECK!, Undertones of a blossoming love story, CHECK! People dying, CHECK! Twists and gut wrenching goodbyes, CHECK!

So what’s the deal, if it had everything I wanted, why did I not love it as much as the other 2 in the series? I think maybe I felt some of my questions weren’t answered, though writing a book intentionally that way gets people thinking and talking so I understand maybe why it was done. Also the ending seemed…… too easy? Which is nuts – for everything they go through to get to the end.
Maybe it’s simply that it was the end, and the end is always hard. At the end of every other book I had more too look forward to. I implore you to pick up The Maze Runner series and dig into the dystopian society mixed a little with Lord of the Flies and become a part of this intricately woven world for yourself and try not to love it.

The coolest part was the Secret Documents in the very back of the book that explain to you how and why it all began. The Flare and the Tests that is, and I promise you when you begin to read it, you won’t believe your eyes.

Wrapping up, I’m going 3.5 – 4 Bird rating for The Death Cure, simply because I enjoyed it but wasn’t madly in love with it. It’s 100% with reading, as is the ENTIRE series! Also, can we get this series made into a movie or TV show please? It’s a damn shame not to see this world on the big screen! It would be a hit, I just know it!!!

- Have you read it The Death Cure?
- With out being spoilery, what did you think?
- Which of the books in the series was your favorite?
- Who is your favorite character and why?


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*Thank you to the wonderful people at Random House for sharing a copy of this novel with me!


  1. I really need to read this series. People keep talking about how awesome it is!

  2. Ahh, didn't finish the series yet...but so excited to. It's going to be my "congratulations you cooked thanksgiving dinner" read ;) I'll check in after that to give my opinion!


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