Saturday Series: The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner

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?

*Do not read this review if you haven't read the previous book*

Things finally seem done for Thomas and his friends. They've made it out of the Maze and survived the Scorch. Now it's time for the truth, only what Thomas remembers and Wicked tells them doesn't quite match.

So once again Thomas and his friends are running. They need to figure out what is going on in the world and stay out of Wicked's hands. Wicked is not good and Thomas doesn't trust them at all. They may have started off with the best intentions, but those got lost somewhere along the way. Somehow Thomas is key to finding that cure, but throughout the story you realize things aren't as clearcut as they seem.

Meanwhile the virus is spreading faster and faster. It won't be long now until they not only need to fight Wicked but the Cranks as well. Before Wicked had the control over their survival, now it's the real deal and they are on their own.

Another action packed thrill ride. There is no time to rest. The fight or flight instinct is kicking in and not everyone will make it out alive. It's still not completely clear how Wicked wants to make a cure, making Thomas wonder if a cure is even possible. Because if not, that would mean the end of humans. It has become a race against time, unknown factors and survival is the main priority.

The ending took me by surprise, as James Dashner went in a completely different direction than I thought. I really liked it though. It was actually a very realistic scenario. A lot of people don't make it and there were some surprises there as well. I very much enjoyed the ride James Dashner took us on. An unique apocalyptic world, interesting characters and a plot that will keep you turning page after page.

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The Author
James was born and raised in Georgia but now lives in the Rocky Mountains with his family. He has four kids, which some might think is too many but he thinks is just right. Once upon a time, James studied accounting and worked in the field of finance, but has been writing full time for several years. (He doesn’t miss numbers. At all.)

In his free time, James loves to read, watch movies and (good) TV shows, snow ski, and read. (Reading was mentioned twice on purpose.) Most of all, he’s thankful that he gets to make a living writing stories and considers himself pretty much the luckiest guy on the planet.

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