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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Death Cure by James Dashner

The Death Cure (Maze Runner #3)
by James Dashner
Delacorte Press (Random House)
ISBN: 978-0-385-73777-4
Suggested Ages: 13+ (Due to violence)
Buy from Indigo

Description: 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?

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

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