Review | The Death Cure (The Mazer Runner #3) by James Dashner

“Kill me. If you’ve ever been my friend, kill me.” 3.5/5 stars!

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.

What a cool and intense conclusion to an amazing series! Still. I have to admit that this was not my favorite book of this series. Actually, it was my least favorite book of the trilogy, but only by comparison. “The Maze Runner” is my favorite, next is “The Scorch Trials” and then in third place is “The Death Cure”. This was pretty good still, I just think the plot was not as great – and I may be salty because of what happened to one of my favorites.

The conclusion was satisfying, but there were a lot of sad moments that (almost) made me cry – ok, who am I kidding, I definitely cried. It’s a book with a lot of action and a fast pace. Like I said, the plot for this one didn’t grab me like the first two books did, but it was still okay.

Just a little side note: if you are thinking of reading these books based on what you saw from the movies, prepare yourself to be surprised because the books are very different from the movies. You know when movie adaptations are a bit different and they incorporate a few scenes from the book? This is not the case because most of it has nothing to do with the original story. There are very few scenes that actually match the movies, but the most surprising thing for me was how different the storylines were. The first movie is similar but the last two movies are very different from the original books.

My favorite character of the whole series was definitely Minho! From the inappropriate things he said to his personality in general… everything he said/did made the book really fun. I just feel really sad about Newt and I wish he’d survived. The three boys made such an amazing team. I also had a hard time liking Theresa, and I honestly didn’t feel bad for her death. And I’m glad Thomas and Brenda had a chance to be together!

I also have to talk about the narrator. Mark Deakins is by far one of the most amazing narrators I have encountered in audiobooks. He added so much to this trilogy and I’m very glad I picked up the audiobook version!

This book was heartbreaking, and a little shocking and unexpected. I liked it and thought it was an okay conclusion to the series. I’m listening to “The Kill Order” next! Time for the prequels 🙂

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