“The Death Cure” by James Dashner

death cure

The third book in The Maze Runner series, The Death Cure, is mainly about Thomas’s willingness to help in making the Cure. After completing the journey through the scorch, Thomas was told he would have an option of getting his memories back. Even though he did not want his memory back, he was forced to have it. But right before the memory restoration procedure starts he lashes out, over powers the guards, and escapes. He, Minho, Debra, and others escape the facility and move to Denver, Colorado, one of the last safe cities.

The Death Cure is the final book in The Maze Runner trilogy and is also the darkest in the entire series. The book has some very sad and horrific moments such as watching a man eating another man on the street to Thomas having to shoot his friend Newt so he would not succumb to the flare virus.

This book is not as action packed as the other two books. Instead it focuses mainly on whether WICKED did something right by sacrificing many people and if Thomas should rebel against them. However, the ending of this book left of in a big cliff hanger as Thomas and the survivors exited the exploding WICKED facility, via Flat Trans, into an open field somewhere near the woods as they escaped at last. The book does not tell you anymore and it has a sort of incompleteness at the end.

One thing I really like about The Maze Runner trilogy is that each book has a very good epilogue which brings a nice closure to the book. For example, in the epilogue of The Death Cure it was explained how, in spite of carrying out many bad and questionable things, WICKED made sure that humans stay alive with a backup plan to give the survivors a fresh start, and thereby securing humanity’s fate not to die out.



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