The Death Cure

The Death Cure

Book - 2011
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As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385738774
0385738773
Branch Call Number: Y FIC DASH
Characteristics: 325 p. ; 22 cm.

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maryam3370
Aug 31, 2017

The plotline of the Death Cure in general was really interesting, but there was just a little part of it that made it get a 4 star instead of 5, like the first two James Dashner books. For one, why is James Dashner making all of Thomas's friends die? Making Newt go insane and die was really the worst part of it all, considering he is my favourite character. Then, the way Teresa is just gone for most of the book and returns at the end to sacrifice herself is also very confusing. Other than those two things, the rest of the book is pretty fun to read.

sarahbru17 Jul 06, 2017

Characters: 6/10
Plot: 6/10
Writing: 9/10
This book was good, and it had resolution, but I wasn't really satisfied at the end. Everything just kept escalating so much until so close to the end that there wasn't enough time to get that peace that everything was really over. I still wondered if everything was a test, if I could tell what was real and what wasn't. Also, way to drop a bombshell in the epilogue, Mr. Dashner. It's over, and there's some hope for the characters, but it doesn't seem like there's much hope for the world as a whole.
I felt kind of manipulated by the characters' deaths. It got to the point where people dying was what I expected, so I didn't have the strong emotional reactions that have been elicited by other book deaths. Even though I cared about the characters who died, I didn't cry because I was like, "Well. Of course they would."
There were definitely some good twists and surprises, so kudos for those. However, I still don't feel like I really know what was going on the whole time...that mystery that propelled me through the whole trilogy didn't feel resolved.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 30, 2016

Stories all seem to play on longer than they have to. Or that is what I felt, reading this series. The ending to this book was entrancing but also kind of saddening. I was kind of mixed about Teresa and Thomas and the other girl but I guess triangles all work out in ways we don't always like. It seemed to me to be kind of rushed at the end with not as much effort as there was in the very beginning. This whole confusion with "W.I.C.K.E.D" just got too complicated and sketchy that it didn't drive the plot as nicely as something else could have. All I can say is that at least my favorite character made it to the end, yay! 4.5/5 stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

While it was a good way to end the series, I feel like the resolution itself was lacking in an actual resolution. By the time I reached the last page, I had so many questions and I didn't have a single answer; even despite its importance to the story. For example, what's going to happen to the rest of the world? The ending just left me scratching my head, asking myself, "What did I just read?" I also felt like Thomas' and Teresa's romance had been seriously dragged out way longer than it should have. Though I never saw the chemistry between them from the start. The Death Cure is by far the most tear-jerker book in the series, as most last books go. Honestly, there were some parts of the book I would have changed, like fewer ruthlessly-killing-beloved-characters, but all in all, it was a good read. Four out of five stars.
- @Spectacles of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

AL_LESLEY Nov 17, 2016

A good ending for this so-so series. This one is better than the first as well and on par with my thoughts of the second one.

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susan_findlay
Sep 25, 2016

A solid finish to the trilogy. Like the first two books, it was suspenseful and plot-driven (rather than character-driven). The ending was satisfying (and not overly predictable) though it still leaves a lot of important questions (IMO) unanswered. It appears that there is a book four which will be a prequel to the trilogy. Maybe it will answer those questions?

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NikkiHessami
Aug 19, 2016

The Death Cure is a great end to the Maze Runner trilogy. Its sad too see some of the characters die. I don't like how WICKED keeps on lying and that they keep on saying that there is going to be a cure but there isn't. I liked the ending of the book I just wish they would give more details about it.

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tinybookworm
Aug 02, 2016

I liked the Death Cure, it was another great installment to the Maze Runner trilogy. It was exciting and had lots of plot twists. The only thing I was a little disappointed with was the ending. it was an OK ending, but I thought the ending was summed up rather quickly (would've liked more detail as to what happens to the characters/new life).

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alex_373
Jul 31, 2016

The Death Cure was okay, but not as good as the Maze Runner. It was better than the Scorch Trials, though.

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Yassi2004
Jul 22, 2016

The death cure was very exciting with many plot twists!

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trevorbrightwell
Jul 16, 2016

I kept waiting for something exciting to happen then, but it never did.

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Jul 24, 2015

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irish505050 Jun 05, 2015

"He's dead!"-Minho the death cure

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Jo_Hermione
Apr 25, 2015

As we've tried to install in our subjects over and over, WICKED is good.

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Jo_Hermione
Apr 25, 2015

"You're either the bravest kid I've ever met or either plain crazy."

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Jo_Hermione
Apr 25, 2015

"Kill me. If you've ever been my friend, kill me."

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PuppersPaws
Apr 12, 2015

Kill me. If you’ve ever been my friend, kill me.
-Newt

bullycar Jul 13, 2014

“Kill me. If you’ve ever been my friend, kill me.”

bullycar Jul 13, 2014

“I don't think there is a right or wrong anymore. Only horrible and not-quite-so-horrible.”

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007_Trout
Dec 17, 2012

"We need to go back into the maze".

JessicaGMei Jul 13, 2012

Property of WICKED. Group A, Subject AJ, the Leader

JessicaGMei Jul 13, 2012

Thomas, you are the true leader.

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vv19
Apr 14, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Scary creatures

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vv19
Apr 14, 2016

Violence: Killing Fighting scenes

bullycar Jul 13, 2014

Violence: Fighting with cranks. Some disturbing parts.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 15, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: very intense lotes of cranks going around and killing people

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JihadiConservative
Apr 15, 2013

Violence: There is alot of violence some pretty bloody

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007_Trout
Dec 13, 2012

Violence: not too much but, yeah

chicken_nugget May 27, 2012

Violence: some major

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vv19
Apr 14, 2016

Get ready for another round of intense scenes in the final installment of the series. Thomas has to make tough decisions along with wondering who he can trust. The plot and ending were okay but the reader is still left with questions.

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Jglazer9
Jul 23, 2015

Thomas and the group make it to the safe haven. This time they are in the real world, Brooklyn, they meet a group called the right arm and try to take down wckd together. They lose many friends along the way. Are they capable of ending all of this once and for all?

JessicaGMei Jul 13, 2012

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?

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Ashley Chen
Mar 30, 2012

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?

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