I just finished reading “The Death Cure” by James Dashner. This is a 323 page science fiction novel. It is the 3rd book in “The maze runner” series. I have read the two before it, “The Maze Runner” and “The Scorch Trials”. I enjoyed both of them and I also enjoyed this one. This is the last book in the series. I read the Maze Runner last year and didn’t start the Scorch Trials until this year. Then I decided to finish the series and read “The Death Cure”. James Dashner has also wrote another series which I have never read but i am considering it after reading this book. I read this book because I wanted to finish the series and also because a friend recommended it to me. He said it was the best book of the series. So i decided to give it a try.
In the book “The Death Cure” Thomas and his graders (allies/friends) finally get out of the dreaded scorch trials. Only a few survived and they met with another group that was being tested known as “Group B”. All of them are done and they must escape from wicked. (The people who are running tests on them.) With a little help from wicked people Thomas and his friends escape to Denver. Wicked says they are doing this to create a cure for a deadly virus called the flare but Thomas and his friends must stop them from doing more testing. They must flee the flare infested city of Denver and try to destroy wicked with the help of the right arm. With the help of the right arm and an old friend Gally, Thomas must find a way to take down Wicked and stop the horrible testing. Can he do it? Read the book to find out.
I wish that, the author had written more about the world and what was happening outside of Wicked and Denver. He never really told the reader what the flare was doing outside of Thomas’s group of friends. Even just a little info on what was happening would have helped me understand the disease more. Just a little background on what had happened and how it had started would have helped me understand.
I dont agree with and don’t get why the author didn’t make Tersea a bigger character in this book. In the Maze runner she played a huge role and did the same in the Scorch Trials. She was Thomas’s best friend and was really a big part of those books. However in this book she was more of a background character. I just didn’t agree with her role in this book because I felt as if she was such a strong and great character in the first two and the author should have continued that in this one.
I found this passage interesting from the book: “Then it stopped. Thomas was frozen, wondering if he’d be shot next. He heard the steady hum of the machine as it hovered just outside his open door, and he realized that it had been the source of the attack. The things were unmanned but heavily armed. A familiar voice rang out from a speaker on its roof. Thomas shivered. He would know that voice anywhere. It was Janson. The Rat Man.” (Pg. 153)
I really liked this passage because it showed how badly Wicked needed Thomas back and wanted him back to test him. It also showed how intense the book got at certain points. I think it really did a good job at showing what the book was really about. This book was probably my second favorite in the series, not far behind The Maze Runner. I would give it a 6 out of 10. Pretty good book.