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Review: The Death Cure

978-0-385-73877-4Title: The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3)
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Release Date: October 11th 2011
Pages: 325
Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction
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❝ 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.

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. 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. ❞

I feel like The Death Cure was a decent enough book to end the trilogy. I finished it in one day, so needless to say I liked it. The thing is though, I did not love it, even if it was somewhat better than The Scorch Trials.

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Review: The Scorch Trials

The_Scorch_Trials_coverTitle: The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2)
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Release Date: October 12th 2010
Pages: 368
Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction
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❝ Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.

There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.

The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive. ❞

The second book in The Maze Runner series wasn’t as good as the first one in my opinion.  Some of the decisions Dashner made in this book concerning characterization and plot do not sit right with me.Continue reading

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Review: The Maze Runner

The_Maze_Runner_coverTitle: The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1)
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Release Date: October 6th 2009
Pages: 384
Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

❝ When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.❞

There is something about this book, this series even, that has left me completely mesmerized. I’ve seen people compare it to the likes of The Hunger Games and Divergent. Such a comparison does not do the book justice though, because it’s completely original and exciting in its own right.Continue reading