“The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3)” by James Dashner
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia
Summary from Goodreads:
It’s the end of the line.
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.
Will anyone survive?
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.
The truth will be terrifying.
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.
Unfortunately the characterizations haven’t got better. I don’t feel much for many of the characters. Brenda is suppose to be a love interest now? Her and Thomas have about as much chemistry as a wet fish. Teresa wasn’t much better. She wasn’t around much in the past books but I was bored with her. We had all these deaths and I really didn’t feel much. Newt’s situation was the only one that really got to me.
The final conclusions felt pretty disappointing. We never fully learned everything because Thomas never got his memories back. The Immunes are released to paradise? Okay, where are they? They have 2 “agents” with them. Who are they and how do we know this isn’t a bigger set up? There were just so many things that weren’t answered.
The bottom line? The series makes for an entertaining read but the stories were ultimately unfulfilling. You could probably read The Maze Runner and walk away fine.