The Death Cure (maze Runner, Book Three) by James DashnerThe Death Cure (maze Runner, Book Three) by James Dashner

The Death Cure (maze Runner, Book Three)

byJames Dashner

Paperback | January 8, 2013

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Don’t miss book three in the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, now a major motion picture starring Dylan O’Brien!
WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.

What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say.

Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all.

The time for lies is over.

The first two books, The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials, are also #1 worldwide blockbuster movies featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster!

Also look for The Fever Code, the much-buzzed-about series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built, and James Dashner's other bestselling series, the Mortality Doctrine: The Eye of MindsThe Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives.
Praise for James Dashner and the Maze Runner series: 
A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series
USA Today Bestseller
Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick
“[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.” —

“Wonderful action writing—fast-paced . . . but smart and well observed.” —Newsday
“[A] nail-biting must-read.” —
“Breathless, cinematic action.” —Publishers Weekly
Heart-pounding to the very last moment.” —Kirkus Reviews
Exclamation-worthy.” —Romantic Times

Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.” —Deseret News
James Dashner is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, The Kill Order and The Fever Code, as well as the bestselling Mortality Doctrine series: The Eye of Minds, The Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives. Dashner was born and raised in Georgia, but no...
Title:The Death Cure (maze Runner, Book Three)Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.56 × 0.81 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385738781

ISBN - 13:9780385738781


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising Vey emotional and surprising read. Left me wanting to read more!! Made me cry several times too. Was absolutley amazing and very well done
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay finish, though bizarre Definitely an emotional rollercoaster, it was a wild ride reading this. Many plot twists, and some things ended up being more confusing rather than less by the time the ending hit (e.g. the romance?). Honestly by the time I was finished I was just glad it was done as it was hard to remain interested.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Book In the Series This book brought me up and down a rollercoaster of feels. Everything in the book felt so natural and it makes me very emotional thinking about certain events.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emotional James Dashners Maze Runner series had connected me so much to the characters lives and so reading this book made me so emotional. The trilogy picks up from where Scorch Trials ended and brings all the characters closer as a family. All the questions you had from before would be answered and no more lies would be told. Reading this book made me scared to know who would leave next. The ending would leave you shocked, sad, and angry for what has happened.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Interesting ending. If you enjoyed the last two, definitely read this one
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from weird This story did not go in the direction I expected it to.. and not in a good way.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So bad Theresa was missing for the majority of the series and that was a problem. In the first book, she was in a coma. In the second book, she ran off. And in this book, she got separated. And the fact that Thomas refuses to remember what his role was in WICKED undercuts her character because then we don't know have a clear understanding of Thomas and Theresa or their relationship was like to each other or with WICKED. The idea behind this universe doesn't make sense. If you wanted to know how their brains worked, than putting money into this crazy location, like the maze, was unnecessary. And it rains in the maze yet they're running out of water on Earth? Nothing makes sense...
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked it! This was a lot more interesting than the second book. I liked it better.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it This was a great book, worth the money and time spent on reading it!
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book for teens Exciting with lots of actions and with a little bit of romance. A perfect book for teens.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great conclusion! This was an amazing third book in the maze runner series! The book was really good but the ending was not my favorite.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best ending to the weirdest story Loved the ending. I wish there was more, I loved the characters and wish that the movies stuck closer to the books because they were the complete opposite.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emotionally Destroyed Me A certain scene around page 250 made me cry for like 4 hours straight and tear up whenever I thought about it for like months. Don't know why it hit me so hard.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Loved This Book! I bought this book a month ago and when I started to read it I knew it was going to be a book I love. It is the third book in The Maze Runner Series. I have now read the whole series it is such an amazing book and James Dashner is such an amazing writer. When you are reading this book you really connect with the characters and get to know everyone just as if you were there. It is so amazing it always keeps you guessing and wanting to read it all right then. you really get all these different emotions. It is deffanitly my favourite book I've read.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good book Probably my least fav book in the series, but it wasn't bad. Still action-packed, and it did answer most of the questions I had. I did have some beef with the ending though. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart-Racing and Epic The first time I read this book, I'll have to admit that I cried. It was so much better than the second book!
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good. The book started out strong but the ending left a little something to be desired. Still a pretty good series overall though.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Weak conclusion Disappointing and more or less forgettable final book.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from i liked this i read this because i like the series. this was better than the second book
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Roller coaster After reading the first two I couldn't wait to start this novel, there was a lot of action, drama, and some really deep emotions. Really wished some of the things that happened didn't, (but I am not the author and I completely respect the direction he was going with this). The ending really did disappoint me, I think it ended to abruptly, it left a lot of questions unanswered, I picked up the Kill order not realizing it was prequel, and thought that the story would pick up from the death cure. the Death cure could have ended a lot better, maybe describe in more detail the new place and what happens there (trying hard not to give anything away here). There was such a big build up and then it fell flat literally in the last couple pages. Really hope he makes one last book in the set to just tie everything together.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Book This was a good read! The story was good however no comparison to the first two! Still a great book #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from T.T This book was so sad!! Such a great series you really get hooked into it! My favourite dystopia series
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pretty Good Series, bad ending There are very few series that end well and this series was no different. First two were pretty good, this one...not so much
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed Maze Runner was such an epic novel, Scorch was good enough to convince me to continue with the story, but Death Cure was not good. I ended up skimming through most of the book, and I hated the ending.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh Wasn't the ending I expected.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good This was a well written book, however i did not love the ending #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from okay This book was rather slow, however I still enjoyed it #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Good writing and all, but overall pretty boring; one of my less liked of the series.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good a very interesting story. good book overall!
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok it could have been so much better, and the hype just wasn't up to the standards.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it This book has such a great plot line, it really keeps you interested for quite awhile. I would recommend this to anyone who likes dystopian/fiction books. Even better than the first and second!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this! great ending for a great series. love the story.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is Awsome This book is even better than the first and second book combined.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I loved it to the ending. The ending was a bit too much, but I have hope that the series will be redeemed
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Done The ending of this story is not one you will soon forget.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book.... This book was really good. I'm only giving it four stars, though, because of page 250. I mean was that really necessary?!?!?!?!?! Honestly, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING, DASHNER?!?!?!?!?! I still recommend this book, though. Maybe the past won't repeat itself in the new movie *fingers crossed*
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Awesome book - would recommend the whole series. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing super great book would defiantly recommend the whole sis to friends!
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid ending! This book was a rollercoaster of emotions even though the plot was somewhat out there... I did like the ending though, nice finish to the trilogy! Definitely was captivated by the events...
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I found this book really connected all the dots, which was great. it was sad at some points, intense at others, and also somewhat drawn out. something I felt were unnecessary but perhaps the other used that to balance the moods and give the readers a breather. it also helped contrast their setting and our world. It was still a great use of my time as James Dashner was an incredible writing style which is really inspiring.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing conclusion! After enjoying the first two books so much, I was scared that this one would be less enjoyable. I was wrong, this was a thrilling conclusion that has me shocked at the plot twists and kept me at the edge of my seat wanting to know what happened next!
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointing the series started off strong but halfway through this book i lost interest. i couldnt finish it.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from And You Thought It Was Over... Honestly after finishing this book I was like ''ok, that's a fine ending.'' But then I found out there's another book! Definitively happy it didn't with this book!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mediocre book Not my favourite book in the series, but still love the characters!
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I wasn't a huge fan, but it was a good ending
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth reading Not as good as the first two in the series, but worth finishing
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ending Once again the author has blown my mind away with his creative ideas although I do beloieve The Maze Runner will always be the best out of the 3 this was a 2nd favourite.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing conclusion There were way too many loose ends that didn't really get tied up well enough. The plot also moved too slowly for my taste
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Death Cure The final book in this trilogy is a great read. Although this book isn't as fantastic as books 1 and 2, it's still a good read and worth it in the end.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Puzzling Ethical issues abound in the third volume of this series. What would you do if you knew your role in all of what has transpired thus far? Not gonna spoil it for you. Read the book.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Death Cure I loved finding out the truth. An excellent end to the series.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this!!! I was surprised at how much these books hooked me in and kept me interested the entire time! Every chapter literally ends with a cliff hanger and you just can't put it down.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent author James Dashner does not disappoint with this conclusion. I loved every minute of this world.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still missing the Maze I just wanted more of the Maze
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Ending Love that the ending wasn't a typical "happy ending." A great finish.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent I was so into the first book and second book, and this one was a bit of a disappointment. It just didn't maintain my interest the way the other two did, and honestly the ending wasn't that great. It was decent, but not great. Still worth the read if you've read the first two already.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good not my fav book out of them all but i was ok
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT I loved the ending to the trilogy... it was enticing and intriguing, and it made me cry. A warning to people who have read the other two and want to read this one, is to make sure you have a box of tissues. No, but seriously this book is so amazing
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Perhaps the series whould have ended here Was a decent conclusion, didn't answer all the questions (seeing as this was originally written to be the final installment)
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good ending Good conclusion to the whole story, just not felt like it's gone downhill from the first book. Either it just got worse, or the first one was just too good to live up to.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Series This book was good. Not as good a read as the first two books in the series, therefore, it was a little slower to read.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Conclusion! I really liked this ending.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still great book excellent book to add to the series
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the series I enjoyed this book more than the second-definitely worth reading on!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Endings It felt like an end to me, so I didn't read any of the other books. I like it :)
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Ending Such a good way to end the book. Doesn't give you every answer you want - keeps you thinking. That's one of the things I loved. I loved this book and the entire series. This is a must-read!
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Series! This was an excellent series, well written and captivating. I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing This book made me sad - it didn't wrap up most of the questions I had. I was glad when I heard that Fever Code came out... hopefully it will provide us with the answers we deserve.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My hearts has never pumped so hard This is exactly what a final book should be like. The author still hasn't given us everything- effectively keeping up hooked. The author makes the book very personal. There are a lot surprises, pleasant ones. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love love love It is absolutely incredible. Twists and plots. Never boring. It amazes me how the author keeps a spin on the book. Very well done.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I was pretty content with the ending, although I was a bit sad that this marked the end of the story. I found it a great finish to the series, fast paced and full of action. Definitely one of my favourite series of all time!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could have been better The Maze Runner gave me such high expectations but I found myself getting bored very often during the rest of these books
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a great end...but worth it if you've invested in the series I wasn't thrilled about how this series ended but, much like the Divergent series (which also had an ending I disliked), saw this through to the end. Don't expect anything that compares to the greatness of The Maze Runner, but if you want to know what happens to Thomas - read this book.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Death Cure In keeping with the trilogy, this was an excellent book. Dashner should have stopped the series here as he started to loose it after this.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Was not really good. I was actually really disappointed with the ending.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from eh To me personally this book was a little bit of a let down as the last book of the maze runner trilogy. I found the plot was a little willy nilly and hard to follow along with. I also had a lot of trouble keeping track of characters due to the sheer mass of boys and girls involved in this book. Also one of the last scenes of the novel with Teresa and Thomas where she is explaining its a lie or she loves her or something I cant even explain because I found that part so utterly confusing. For me this book made the series fall apart and I'm sorry if you really enjoyed this book for me it was just a let down.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Not sure how I felt about the ending but it was unique
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Couldn't get into it The Scorch Trials was okay and I went into The Death Cure pretty interested. But I lost interest quickly, there were too many of the same things going on and got pretty boring pretty fast.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!!! Just as good as the seconds!!!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite novel in the series! Loved this so much but the ending was said...
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too much action, not enough plot The maze runner was a good balance of action and character development. However, this book, the third in the series, feels like just a bunch of action sequences thrown together to create one intense novel from start to finish. Don't get me wrong, I still had to read it till the end, but solely because I was still curious about the ending. There were entire paragraphs that I just skipped over because it was the same old zombie-apocalypse-escape type of action. Read this book if you've gotten attached to the characters from the first two books, but don't expect it to be as good.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This was a fantastic finish to the amazing trilogy. Loved it!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Weak concluding novel to a trilogy with potential. 2.5 stars - The third book in the Maze Runner series continues after the Scorch Trials. The plot didnt captivate me as much as Maze Runner. Even though Thomas has been exposed to more experiences, I find his character more flimzy rather than courageous as the author intended. Thomas seems to consider other characters as "best friends" once something happens to him/her, then immediately finds a new "best friend". Minho is awesome and still my favorite character. Not as great as I thought this book would be. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright I was hyped for this book to say the least, but it was a little bit of a let down. I was expecting something a little more than was given, and i'm still a little confused to date about some things.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I don't even remember how it ends It's okay, I don't even remember what happens at the end but I do remember it being full of twists and turns.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it It was an amazing finale to the trilogy.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh Ok. But not the best in the series
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from another strong showing This is a great series...still not measuring up to the original maze runner but its still not bad. The twists kept me reading
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it was ok i could not put this book down i needed to know how it ended but i don't know i did not like the ending i feel like it ended too fast like all of a sudden they are safe. i did not like the ending sure they are safe but what about the rest of the wrold
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK This series is ok. But the best book in the series.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay I didn't like this one as much as hte others.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good! Not as good as the first too but still a decent concluding book
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good! Not as great as the other books but still a good read
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Finale! This was a really amazing book, it broke my heart, though.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really good everyone is going to have there opinions on books, to me it was very good hard to put down
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!!!!! Best maze runner book highly recommend you read this but newt and teresa die ):
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it!! #plumrewards. The author ended his series with a lot of action and suspense
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from alright ending Usually the last book in trilogies aren't as good as the first, and this one was no exception. Although it was overall satisfactory, I expected more
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sizzling out Saddly my love for this series is sizzling out. There are so many twist and turns throughout the series and I am not fondly attached to any of the character at this point.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing finish Dashner finished this series very well! it was suspensful and action packed. Good job!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I found the writing in the books a little difficult to follow but the story was too good to stop reading.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this! Twisits after twisits till the end!
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Few Flaws But Loved It! I love this book! Even though it was very boring at certain times in the middle of the book, but it was defiantly a page turner and kept me on the edge of my seat. I have to be honest Dashner did an excellent job of getting me attached to the characters in the book because when *two* main characters died in the book, I cried. I'm very confused too though about Brenda and Thomas. I mean? Seriously? Its really confusing what happens between them. But I LOVED this book. I cannot wait for Fever Code!
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I love this series! What an emotional rollercoaster is been fun the start. You begin to feel the emotions, get connected as you watch these young adults make tough choices to, not only save themselves, but save eachother no matter the cost.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Why. When I went to write this review, I looked at what I rated it on Goodreads and I am shocked that I rated it 3 stars tbh. I did not like this one. I liked getting answers to *some* of the questions I had but the ending? Nope. That was not a good ending. I am okay with not every question being answered in a series and letting the reader come to their own conclusions about some things. But there was so much that was unanswered and haphazardly thrown together that I was like whaaattt? Because it was such a cop out for Thomas to answer a certain question the way he does. It was almost as if Dashner had zero idea what to think of to explain it and tried to think of a way to not have to explain it ever and found it. I'm not going to lie, I loved Teresa but she and Brenda both served no purpose other than to be "love interests" and I would use that term very, very loosely. I think there could have been so much more to that story, especially with how females react to the Flares, etc. that wasn't explained because it focused so much on Thomas and his manpain. And both these girls just served to further Thomas' manpain. They literally could have been any other character and it would have been the exact same story, just less whiny men. Overall: 2.5/5 stars. I am really disappointed with how this ended. But at the same time I am glad it is over because the series just got progressively worse.
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The death cure The beginning and middle of the book were amazing. It was action-packed, suspenseful, and I could never put it down. The ending, however, wasn' exactly the best. James Dasher could have been much more creative, and I was fairly disappointed. You must read the first two books before you read this one.
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just perfect The book itself whas just 'perfect', congratz to the writer i like the other series also! iM gonna read the other books too
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome but also ...not This book is a awesome sci-fi fantasy novel. If you like the hunger games, divergent , or Maximum ride the you will love this book . The one thing about it though is that it can be very depressing at some parts...but besides that I love it
Date published: 2015-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5-Star Worthy I loved this book even more than the other ones- although i dont know how that is possible!! :) James Dashner has done it again
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this book was soo sad james dashner is a great writer and this book was amazing but soo sad. newt has become my favourite character and the way he dies is soo sad. but other than my favourite character dying i loved this book so much. i would definitely recommend this book to all my friends or to anyone.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The death cure I really loved this triology and love the books as well and I also cant wait for the movies to come out
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best book ever!!! I realy enjoyed the twist with one of the main gladers, and how Tomas dealt with it. Thanks Dashner!
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's ok. this book was pretty good, but by far the first was the best!
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great series I wish I had known the fourth book was a prequel. I still have some questions from book three
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Maze Runner Thrilling and nice read that has accompanied and calm for my souls for days
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thrilling A great ending for a great trilogy. One thing you should note is that the middle of the book is slow and a bit boring. However, keep on reading! It'll be worth it.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The death cure An unexpected ending to this thrilling trilogy.
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Death Cure by James Dashner The death cure is the ultimate ending to a suspenseful and truly memorizing series. Throughout the series you become connected to the the characters, never wanting the story to end. In the final book after all they have been through they are able to finally escape WICKED.
Date published: 2014-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from battle to the end pretty intense ending to a trilogy. got my heart pumping a few times!
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roller coaster ride!!! Best series and books I have ever read. As I have written in reviews for the previous books in the Maze Runner series, there are so many emotions that run through at every page of the book. At every little corner of the book, surprise awaits! It has been an amazing roller coaster ride! Thank you Dashner!
Date published: 2014-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Death Cure I just love this series... it continues to leave you on the edge of your seat the entire time. I hated to put it down.
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay, I guess? You think that you'll know the reasons why this and why that but actually, you won't find out. It doesn't answers your question but it does conclude, like what happens after that
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay, I guess? You think that you'll know the reasons why this and why that but actually, you won't find out. It doesn't answers your question but it does conclude, like what happens after that
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A-MAZE-ING! Loved all three books in the series. Better than divergent and hunger games.
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read another great book i cannot wait for the movie
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read This is the very exiting end to the maze runner series. One of the best books I have read, and I have read a lot of books!
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best one in the series Wow, An amazing plot and I couldn't believe all the different surprises and events that happened. It was a good ending to the series. The ending could have been a bit better though. The characters were great. I loved how they changed and how you got to see the real side of the characters. I also loved the way everything was described was awesome too. It was really descriptive but they could have included what the characters were feeling a little more though out the book. It was by far the best one of the series.
Date published: 2013-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from REALLY GOOD - SUCKY ENDING I REALLY ENJOYED the book and i LOVED the other books (maze runners, scorch trials). But the ending of this book was very very disappointing *****SPOILER***** I cant believe that they let one of the main characters from the beginning die like what is this. Other than the ending i really like the book and LOVED the series.
Date published: 2013-01-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from lost intrest *contains MAJOR spoilers* the Death Cure was not up to my standards. The First book in this series, The Maze Runner, was AMAZING!! the Scorch Trails was good, not great, but not terrible. Now this. Well, i can say that i didnt finish it, so maybe if i read the whole thing, cover-to-cover, i would have liked it more. I read about the first 150 pages before loosing intrest and moving on. But, i did go through the book, and looked for anythng major that happens, like SOMEONE dying! And i did find out that two MAJOR charactes died..... Let me just say that ever since i frist read The Maze Runner, i knew (well, thought, i guess) that Thomas and Teresa were going to live and get together in the end. Well, i was wrong. I NEVER approved of Brenda when she was first introduced in The Scorch Trails, but even then, with all of that confusing drama between Thomas, Brenda, Teresa, and Aries, i still thought that Thomas would end up with Teresa. But, when looking over the book after i lost intrest, i found out that she FREAKING dies!!!! And, in the end, Brenda kisses Thomas and HE PULLS HER CLOSER!! I know that this is a adventure book, and its not centered around romance, but i love a good action/adventure/mystery book, but its SO much better with romance! Usually, without any romance, i loose intrest. But, Brenda? Honestly, i couldnt believe that, after one amazing book and another good book, James Dashner actually made a book this bad, with a different femail character that first appeared in the 2 book, fall for the main character! Im pissed off that thomas didnt end p with Teresa. Yes, shed done some bad things, but through all that, they should still be together!!!!!!!! UGH! Overall, though, the reason i rated this book 2 stars instead of 1 is that the beginning was good, and Teresa didnt die until the end. But James could have actually told us what Thomas felt like when she died... Well, he did, but he didnt describe his feelings, or why he just "let Teresa go" and "moved on" to Brenda. If teresa didnt die, and if i knew that she ended up with thomas, then i probably would have kept reading the whole book, even if it was the hardest thing i could do, because of the dreadful writing and lack of action and description. But, she did. What was James Dashner Thinking?
Date published: 2012-09-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not such a great ending, but overall-not badd. of the 3 books, the Scorch trials was by far the best! i couldn't put it down and it had surprises popping out of every page! i personally liked this book overall however i had a few concerns with it.... first of all, they didnt go into much detail with the right arm. i felt like the author didnt really feel like explaining much about it and when they were in the WICKED headquarters everything just happened so fast! next, i felt like the ending was rushed! how could they have fought and lost so many lives and nearly killed themselves trying to take down WICKED only to have them end up in paradise with no questions asked. i just think that after all they have been through, they wouldn't have trusted what was happening so easily. i get that they wanted to be done with it, but they've doubted pretty much everything before so why wouldn't they have doubted this? now for the things i liked... **SPOILERR*** when thomas got the note from newt, and when we foudn out what it said i was shocked. i didnt know what i would do if i were in his position but as much as i loved newt, i would've done the same thing! the only thing i thought about throughout the whole novel was newt and how he had died. i respect thomas for doing that and i'm glad he did because it showed how much strength he had and needed. and the fight they had before hand had showed readers how difficult it was for both of them. i also liked the humor between minho (my favourite character3), thomas, and frypan! it reminded readers of the first-the 3rd book and kept a strong bond between them! the main concern i had with the book was the ending, i just felt it was rushed. but other than that i thought it was a pretty good book ! :)
Date published: 2012-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Death Cure Enjoyable conclusion to the series. While not completely realistic it was still very good.
Date published: 2012-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Disappointing. and Frustrating. *Contains Spoilers* This book actually reminds me a lot of "I Am Legend", the movie about a plague that kills many people and leaves survivors as monsters. But now that I think about it, there isn't much to say about this book that's good. However, it took me less than a day to read it (mainly because I wanted to see what would happen at the end) and I did love the dry humour and jokes that were in the novel. One of my favourite quotes were: "'Yeah,' Minho said. 'This isn't up for debate. I don't care if we have Cranks or rebels or gorillas running around this place-- these shuck guards aren't our worry right now'" This book was quite predictable. For example, I had already predicted that it was the Gladers and others from the Maze that were out, escaped WICKED, and took the weapons and Berg. They were kind of oblivious, thinking it were Cranks or guards who stole them. Also, it was not as interesting as the Scorch Trials. Because it was predictable, there was not that much suspense, which did not motivate me to read the book. In the Scorch Trials, I couldn't put it down because I just had to know what was going to happen next. In this book, I was not as into it. I did not like the ending of this novel, besides the fact that it was a happy one. I like happy endings, but it made no sense. An example was when the Immunes were hidden in the Maze (including some of those who had already been there before, like Frypan). If they escaped the Maze once before, they should've been able to do it again, unless they were Swiped of their memories, which I highly doubt because they still remembered everything that was happening to them. Frypan and the others should have lead everyone out! This book was also a bit too Hollywood for me, such as that typical "crazy people attack sane people in the car" scene. It was almost too good to be true at the end, considering all the bad things that had happened to them before and Ava Paige (Chancellor of WICKED) eventually did what their "enemy", the Right Arm wanted: to save those who could live. There was not enough information revealed in this book. What happened before all this? What was Thomas' and Teresa's past? This was another reason why I wanted to read the book, but it was barely answered. There was not much information on Ava Paige either, which I didn't like, because I would have wanted to know more about the Immunes' "heroin". This book somehow did not feel very touching nor thoughtful; it was quite frustrating. I was not sad when Newt or Teresa died, and now that I think about it, I did not feel that much when Chuck died either (although I was a bit sad). Finally, I did not like how Thomas only cared about those whom he was close to; he did not care about the others who had the Flare besides Newt, and back at the end of the Scorch Trials, when he looked down after making it safely on the Berg, he saw "no one he really knew" and so was not sad at those brave deaths. A bit selfish, if you ask me. I have a lot of negative points here, but i did like this book, although I always find the last book of trilogies a bit lacking. such as Mockingjay of the Hunger Games. I am hoping the prequel will answer my pressing questions about Thomas, Teresa and Ava Paige.
Date published: 2012-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Trilogy ends with a whimper! A couple of years ago I read the Maze Runner and I thought that the novel was very original and entertaining. Fast forward to the present day and I have just finished reading "The Death Cure". I was pretty bored throughout the whole story - the author could not seem to generate much suspense. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of activity in the plot but most of it lacks anticipation and the events seem forced or predictable. There were no plot twists here or sudden reversals. Everything leads to the big showdown between Thomas and the Rat Man - bet you didn't see that one coming. Even the showdown is equipped with obligatory explosions and major character death. The best sequence in the story is a night drive through an infected area in a van when Thomas and his two companions get ambushed by Cranks. That was rivetting and, unfortunately, the only suspense in the story. Fairly disappointing overall and I read it mostly to complete the series and find out how it ended. I would not have picked up volume 4 if there had been one planned. The dialogue was very glib and lacked authenticity.
Date published: 2012-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Frustrating. ***CONTAINS SPOILERS*** Honestly, I cannot say that I expected this to be spectacular after reading The Maze and The Scorch Trials. The writing was extremely repetitive throughout the series. Nearly every chapter had Thomas thinking something then "pushing it out of his mind". Even though I found that annoying I kept reading. The story line was enjoyable and I was looking forward to see how it would all play out. As for this book in particular I was frustrated too many times to count. But here are my top three. 1) Thomas refusing to get his memories back. Although I understand what Dashner was trying to convey, it was utterly disappointing not to have so many questions answered. 2) When Thomas and Brenda were seperated from the remaining Gladers in the Underneath why did he not at least TRY to contact Aris with his telepathy? 3) Since only the most intelligent were supposed to be in the Trials why was Thomas so completely stupid? This is most evident when he is in the coffee shop and he reveals that he is a Munie to the Red Shirt, even though he had been warned several times prior to this encounter that this should never be revealed! When the end came I was left disgruntled at the lack of explanations which left many loose ends, however, there were some explanations but most were haphazard at best. As for the ending itself it was just a little too "Hollywood" for my tastes. I do understand that there is a prequel to be released and I will read that as well in the hopes that the questions I (and likely many other readers) still have will be answered.
Date published: 2012-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay I read the first book a few years ago, and did not enjoy it that much. The plot was cool but slow. The ending was too gorry with vivid description of death and battles. Normally I would be go for with battles and actions but everything was overdone. When I finally got around reading the second book, it was brilliant. Sure, there was few gross head-cutting description but it was suspenseful. I never knew what danger was going to appear in the scorch. To tell you the truth I was scared of reading the book at night, but it was a good kind of scare. The ending of the second was really good, frustrating but good. I immediatly wanted to read the last book but didn't get a chance until now. The third book started out REALLY boring. James seemed to force some action into it by describing awesome guns and the fight between the guards and the children. It was not working. :( When the children finally get to see what the world was like, it was just as boring as the most boring part in the second book, which was when Brenda and Thomas was at that stupid club. BORING! Oh, this reminds me of the stupid back and forth of Thomas' relationship between the two girls. Thomas was such a winer! Oh, I hate Teressa because she betrayed me. Oh I feel for Brenda but I don't know, she betrayed me too. I got sooooo sick of this and that was just few chapters in (this is extremely bad when the chapters are short). I also did not like how the plot slowed because of Newt. I'm not going to say anymore.... I did not have a connection between the book. When people died, I felt that I did not care at all whether they died or suffered. I have to say that I was caught off guard by the closing section of the book but it didn't make up some of the disappointing parts in the book. The ending was predictable after it was revealed, if you know what I mean. It was a quasi-original ending. You will think that "oh cool, wait, that is a lot of the Hollywood movie" There were sad, surprising, and scary parts but overall, it was not as good as the second one but I guess it was ok a book. 3.5 out of 5 stars. PS: a better trilogy got to be Atherton trilogy by Patrick Carman.
Date published: 2012-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Anti-Climatic Cure Where to begin? Well, I've been anticipating this novel ever since I've started reading the trilogy. I really wanted to learn more about the Flare and its "cure". Sadly, not much is revealed that wasn't already known. We know about the Flare from previous novels, and whatever we knew about the cure beforehand is all we'll really know. The third book begins around a month after Thomas has been sent to a white room, and we learn that the boys have been infected by the Flare. Now, that was a real good twist because it shows that the Flare is deadly and even the Gladers can catch it. The real reason why these boys and girls are so special is because they are not showing symptoms to the Flare. They're immune to its effects and are called "Munies". Considering that Thomas is the main charcter, he decides not to get his memories restored as he does not want to know why he was involved with WICKED at all. I kind of wanted Thomas to get his memories restored as I have so many thoughts on whether WICKED is good or not. But the readers are left in the dark and will not know the real deal about WICKED until the very end. Literally the last line of the novel. Thomas, Minho, Newt, Brenda, and Jorge escape from WICKED not wanting to deal with the lies and half truths anymore. They find sanctuary in Denver, Colorado where Munies are living and working. Also, there's a man there that is able to take out the devices in the Gladers that lets WICKED control them. The group learn that Munies are disappearing from all around the world and everything points to WICKED. And WICKED is desperate in getting Thomas back as he is the last piece to finding the Flare's cure. Throughout the middle of the novel, we get more information on WICKED and what the Flare really is. I enjoyed the information as I was still in the dark about these two things. I did not enjoy the quick pace because I felt like the entire novel took place in a matter of a week. I also felt that nothing was really being done in the third book. All the action and fighting against WICKEd happen in the last few chapters. But because there's so much being done in those chapters I felt like everything I was reading was passing in a blur. The cure of the Flare is no real cure at all. WICKED was trying to fnd the cure, but used all those trials the boys went through as a test. A test whether the boys were showing clues of the Flare. Their results did not help WICKED find a cure for the Flare. There is no cure to the Flare, just a cure to protect mankind. What I did enjoy was the little play on words at the end. WICKED and everyone else was trying to figure out how to cure the Flare, but in reality the solution was standing right in front of them. There is no cure, but there is a way for the world to one day prosper again. That's where the boys come in and it truly is a happy ending other than all the deaths.
Date published: 2012-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heart pounding This book ended very well, and had many moments that were heart pounding , and made me sit on the edge of my seat. I would recommend this book to people who love a book that full of action and like a little bit of love in their books as well.
Date published: 2012-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exciting Finale I really enjoyed this third installment of The Maze Runner Series. It was satisfying and exciting. Like the other books, it was tough talking, action packed and full of mystery. Again, there are Cranks, who are people infected by the deadly Flare virus. I like this kind of take on zombies and the dilemmas dealing with them. The book started off fast and managed to give a lot of back story from the other books without seeming repetative or overly narrative. Thomas grew in this book, though there were a few times where I thought he did reckless things just because he was not thinking properly. Maybe that makes him more human. There was one point I just wanted to yell at him to stop what he was doing. He gets faced with some tough decisions and not everything is completely rectified for him, which is interesting. The friendships were done really well and were, for me, some of the best parts of the book. There are so many juicy plot twists and moral issues that come up in this book that it keeps the reader turning pages. Then there are times when I felt that everything goes from bad to worse to even worse. Then, just for fun, even worse than that. Certainly, near the end of the book, I was rivited, waiting to see what would happen next. Some things also come full circle, which is quite satisfying and I have to say that I liked the ending, but won't say any more than that. I would recommend this series for late middle school and young adult readers and think that it will especially appeal to boys.
Date published: 2012-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review of The Death Cure by James Dashner This final book in The Maze Runner trilogy picks up right where The Scorch Trials left off. Thomas is in a white padded room, contemplating something interesting... "It was the smell that began to drive Thomas slightly mad. Not being alone for over three weeks. Not the white walls, ceiling and floor." James Dashner definitely brought his A game back when writing The Death Cure. All the minor things that annoyed the heck out of me in The Scorch Trials was smoothed over by the fabulous writing and story-telling in this conclusion. It was an amazingly awesome wrap-up to this exciting and enjoyable series. I don't want to give too much away, because I know nothing ruins my day more than stumbling across a nasty spoiler that drives me crazy for days on end...but I just have to say that I absolutely adore a writer who is not afraid to kill off main characters if and when it needs to be done. And to do it right! I mean, not just kill them to get a reaction, and not just for a matter of convenience sake, but because this character MUST die for things to be right with the world, and the story (if that even makes sense to does to least in my head...). That comradeship that was built in The Maze Runner comes back into play in The Death Cure and you see, and feel, how important these relationships these characters have built with each other are, and how fragile they can become when push comes to shove. You care about these characters and what can, and does, happen to them. They are almost like family now! The chapters, as always, were kept short, yet involved, which keeps the readers interested and coming back for more. Overall it was an amazing story that I am glad I got the opportunity to read and review. The ending cleared up almost all outstanding issues and I was really impressed with the series as a whole. I recommend this book, and this series, to everyone!
Date published: 2011-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissapointing :( I thoroughly enjoyed the Maze Runner when I picked it up at my local Chapters, and the premise was a-maze-ingly well set up! The characters were interesting, I was unsure of what lurked behind each corner (literally and figuratively :D), and the ending had all of the surprises that kept me begging for the release of "The Scorch Trials" and "The Death Cure." However, the excitement dwindled for me when it came to the release of "The Death Cure." I'm quite sad to say that the book simply had nothing to offer in terms of twists and excitements that the first book offered. I had such hope for the series, and the linear plot line and forced emotions just simply did not click for me. It seemed as if each event was just put in place to give a glaringly obvious clue as to where the story was going next, and it killed me to see the vast world created ironically transitioned me as a reader from a rat in a maze to a dog being led on a leash. The ending of the book simply did not leave anything to the imagination and just left me feeling as if the rug had been pulled from under me. I understand that some may have given the book glowing reviews as some people may have loved the previous books that preceded and had to finish the series (as was my case), but I simply did not see anything in the book worth recommending to anyone that has read the first book and loved it. I just hope that James Dashner has something else to offer in the future that piqued my interest as "The Maze Runner" did, but unfortunately, the series was ruined by sloppy writing and linear story telling in "The Death Cure." In terms of other recommendations, I would advise reading "The Maze Runner" and leaving the series at the end of that book (reader discretion advised if continuing on :/). For what I feel to be brilliant reads, the Bartimaeus Trilogy offers exciting and intriguing story lines and absolutely fleshed out characters. I simply cannot emphasize through words the emotions I feel in how great the trilogy really is! The Hunger Games offers a story for audiences a little more mature, but the premise and captivation it holds still keeps me thinking to this day.
Date published: 2011-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast Paced action The Good Stuff * Exciting, non stop wild ride of a book * Thomas is a likable protagonist, a tad too -- what's that word you cool kids use -- EMO for my taste, but still likable * Fabulous secondary characters * Totally cried my eyes out during one scene -- will not spoil don't worry -- but bring some tissue * Story totally kept you guessing at all times, never knew what was going to happen next * Love the dark humour * Hopeful ending - does leave it open ended, so he could go back and continue with the story * Hated having to put the book down, but I have responsibilities that have to come first, but it was a struggle to put down * Discovered I really enjoy YA from a male point of view (tends to be less angsty which is hard to read when you are my age - oh gee which boy should I choose - ick ick ick) The Not So Good Stuff * a tad disappointed by the ending, but that is a just a personal note, shouldn't affect your reading of it * some holes in the story and some things that don't make complete sense, but not overly bad, just could be me being picky Favorite Quotes/Passages "She was .... a mom. You know, she loved me, cared about me, worried about me." "I don't blame you for anything," Thomas said. "You saw what I'd done for WICKED when you went through the Changing. I wouldn't have trusted me, either. And I know you didn't want to kill Chuck. Just don't plan on hugs every time I see you." "The feeling's mutual." "Good that. And the cure for the Flare's gonna fly out of your butt any second." "Who knows, maybe it will. Might smell funny though." "All right, then," the man said. "Follow me. And remember, if any of your body parts become detached due to an unfortunate encounter with a Crank, I highly advise you to leave said body part behind and run like hell. Unless it's a leg, of course." Who Should/Shouldn't Read * Obviously for fans of the rest of the trilogy, wouldn't recommend reading unless you have read first two books * Will appeal to both male and female readers 4.5 Dewey's I received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review -- thanks guys this was a fabulous ride - will be keeping this series for Jake to enjoy in a couple of years
Date published: 2011-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing finale! Wow. WOW. This was amazing! I was blown away with The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials but the final book in this series really exceeded all my expectations. Thomas has escaped the maze. He escaped the Scorch. But things aren't over yet. WICKED still wants him and his friends to help in their search for creating a cure for the Flare. But can they really be trusted this time? Can WICKED really be good? Somehow, I forgot what a fantastic job Dashner does in keeping these stories intense and exciting. I was constantly on the edge of my seat, following Thomas as he navigated the halls of Wicked headquarters or dark city streets. Almost every chapter ends with a mini cliffhanger of its own, making it near impossible to put down. I kept telling myself 'one more chapter, then I'll take a break' but it just didn't work! In The Death Cure we get a much bigger picture of how the world has changed since the Flare virus was accidentally released. People are segregated into 'sick and not sick' and tensions are extremely high as governments try to control the increasingly frustrated survivors. Life has become so difficult and Thomas begins to wonder if WICKED are as close to the cure as they say and whether or not he should help. He has to make such difficult decisions and I really admired how much he rose to the challenges he's faced with and the intense camaraderie he's formed with his fellow Gladers. Along with the fantastic action, I loved learning more about the main characters. Thomas, Minho and Newt, close friends who have been through so much, and they have to deal with even more hardship. Theresa and her actions have left Thomas as confused as ever, and I too was left unsure of what to believe. And Brenda, who Thomas got to know back in the Scorch is back and telling him to trust her. I found there was so much to doubt in this book. Doubt about people, their actions, their promises, about WICKED and what they stood for. I didn't know who was lying and who was really trying to help, and this made being with Thomas as he struggled with the same doubts even more engaging. I found myself flying through the last few chapters, as everything was happening in a flurry of action, eager but also dreading to see how it would end. It was very...calm, and after the chaos that's been rampant throughout the series, it was a positively perfect conclusion. Bottom Line The Death Cure is an amazing end to this series. If you haven't yet read The Maze Runner, I urge you to pick it up. It's such an action packed series and following this group of teens rise up to overcome their captors and struggle to discover the truth behind WICKED is a story that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. Just awesome, highly recommended! Review from my blog:
Date published: 2011-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart-Pounding Finish to the Trilogy! James Dashner has never failed to take me completely by surprise. I don't think I ever could have imagined the epic scale of this frightening dystopian world back when I first began reading The Maze Runner long ago. And yet, the stakes have never been higher for the series! So many possible events were already being foreshadowed in my mind trying to think of what could possibly happen in the final novel... but I don't think I ever could have been ready for The Death Cure! The time for playing along with WICKED is over and Thomas is ready to fight back. With endless resources, escaping WICKED's clutches isn't going to be easy for Thomas and his friends, but they need to try anyways. And even though Teresa says WICKED is good, Thomas isn't quite ready to believe her words... not after what she did to him during the Scorch Trials. I literally couldn't put down The Death Cure until I was finished! In between all the thrilling and suspenseful events, there's a sense of urgency in Dashner's words as he led readers to the novel's inevitable conclusion. I've always admired Thomas for his courage and his ability to think straight in dire situations. He's tired of the lies and manipulation which WICKED always seems to spin, and wants to forget he ever had a role in helping them before... even if it was for the greater good of finding a cure to the Flare. In a world gone mad like his, there are difficult decisions needed to be made in order to survive, but Thomas also understood the importance of loyal friends and teamwork too. It's another reason why I was filled with trepidation as I read along because no one is safe from death in these books... and I was scared to find out who I would have to say goodbye to next. Heart-pounding and ever so exciting, you'll be holding your breath as you reach the final pages of The Death Cure. As for sighing in relief afterwards though? Well, you'll just have to discover that on your own. Let's just say I was left in a state of shock, blinking in disbelief as I was left reeling from all the events which had passed... Just like its predecessors, The Death Cure is intense until the very end! You escaped the Maze. You completed the Scorch Trials. It's now time for... The Death Cure. You can also read this review at:
Date published: 2011-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow. I was really excited for this book, and now that I'm done, I don't quite know what to say about it. It was definitely good - action packed, quick moving and not predictable. I kept waiting for those kind of calm chapters that seem like it'd be a good place to leave off at...but it didn't come for me, and I finished the book late at night because I was so enraptured. The impacts of the twists and turns actually only hit me in the morning. But that being said, it was really rather sad...and not my favourite of the trilogy. Still a five star book though as it definitely evokes strong feelings in the reader.
Date published: 2011-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HOLY SHUCK!!! HOLY SHUCK!!! This book is awesome!! I got the book yesterday but thanks to darn things like work getting in the way I just finished it a day later. I could not put it down, 400 pages of suspense. Did Thomas get out of the white walls?, did they find the other Gladers? did Teresa stab him in the back AGAIN? is WICKED good? all while they have to fight with a city of Cranks with electric grenades, guns and hand to hand combat with the help of some old friends and new friends. Also having to fight with flare which leads to the Oh My God part of the book that made me to cry and throw the book across the room all at the same time but the story wasn't over. WICKED was still after them and Thomas had to decide if he was going to give in or to keep on fighting.
Date published: 2011-10-13

Editorial Reviews

Praise for James Dashner and the Maze Runner series: A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series A USA Today Bestseller A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick   “[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.” — “Wonderful action writing—fast-paced . . . but smart and well observed.” —Newsday   “[A] nail-biting must-read.” —   “Breathless, cinematic action.” —Publishers Weekly   “Heart-pounding to the very last moment.” —Kirkus Reviews   “Exclamation-worthy.” —Romantic Times “Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.” —Deseret NewsFrom the Hardcover edition.