The Death Cure by James Dashner: Book review

The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3)
Book title/Author: The Death Cure by James Dashner
Publisher/Year: April 5th 2012 Chicken House
Genre: YA Dystopian
Series: The Maze Runner #3
Pages: 329
Source/Format: Paperback | Borrowed from friend
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

*This review may contain spoilers!*


The Trials are over. WICKED is planning to restore the survivors' memories and complete the final cure for the Flare.

But Thomas has already remembered more than they think. And he knows WICKED can't be trusted...

The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine. Will anyone survive the Death Cure?

My review

To tell the truth, the main reason for me reading this book was so that I could finally be done with the series. That sounds quite harsh but I was determined not to give up on it.

I feel as though I have enjoyed this series a lot more than most other people, especially bloggers. It seems like most really enjoyed the first book but then gave up after the second, so I do feel a bit conflicted in my opinion. However, I am sticking with my original rating of 4 stars because that is what I feel it deserved after reading it.

One thing I have enjoyed about this whole series was how fast-paced and action-packed it was. Although all the trouble they got into did get a bit repetitive at times, it made sure the books were never boring. The constant suspense at the end of every book left me hanging and always made me want to continue on with the series until the end.

The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials left me with a lot of questions, and I really wanted The Death Cure to answer them for me, and in some cases it did, but it all felt a bit too neat. In some ways I would've preferred the answers to be harder to get, then tied up in a nice little bow.

Part of me did feel that the deaths in these books were a bit unnecessary, but I guess Dashner really wanted the characters in these books to feel as much pain as possible.

These books don't have amazing characters, or writing style, but they are highly entertaining and I would recommend them to anyone looking for some adventure.



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