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The Death Cure by James Dashner

The Death Cure

by James Dashner

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Series: The Maze Runner (3)

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Loved it, this book is a great finale to a great series and I felt that it was the climax to book 2. The Trials are over. WICKED have collected all the information they are keeping silent that the results show no conclusive outcomes to develop a vaccine that will ultimately save the human race from the flare (introduced in book 2) . The flare is a virus (dropped into the world by WICKED as a way to control over population) that infects humans, slowly turning them into raging scab infested zombies that attack and eat anything that moves. Not all people are susceptible to the flare, Thomas, Minho, Brenda & Jorge find out that they are Munies , they will never get the flare.
Thomas knows that Wicked can't be trusted. But WICKED 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, to save the human race. WICKED propose to use Thomas as a leader to persuade other Gladers, as throughout the trials he has always shown to have the best resilience to the variables that have been thrown in. Saying that he has the power to save the human race, it's up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test. Wicked are hoping to restore all previous memories and reset them so that they can begin the Trials all over again.
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 before the trials began the world was in turmoil, he knows that he can't believe a word of what Wicked says and yet he has continual flashbacks ‘WICKED is Good’.
With the Gladers divided, as well as WICKED who now has division amongst the ranks, can both groups achieve their objective; Gladers to escape another set of trials that will be doomed to fail and WICKED to save the human race, to right the wrong of the past. WICKED leaders ‘Ratman’ Janson is hell bent on setting up a new set of trials while Chancellor Paige is not so sure that finding a vaccine is the way to go. Both want to save the human race so therefore WICKED is good????? Can they all make it? Not all do, but it all ends with a small group (Munies) being able to resettle and begin the human race all over again, thanks somewhat to Chancellor Paige , WICKED is Good, the human race has been saved. ( )
  rata | Apr 14, 2015 |
Oh wow! What a great book! I just want to read the series all over again. ( )
  Verkruissen | Mar 25, 2015 |
A slow and unevenly-paced story, the third part of the Maze Runner series does not hold up to the previous two. Although exciting and emotional at times, the gaps in between are too much.
This book would only ever be used in a classroom because it is a part of a series that young adults love. It is not controversial or informative but reading this book is better than not reading at all. ( )
  LFerda | Mar 11, 2015 |
I have to say the author truly kept me on my feet at all times. Although I have to say that I am not pleased with the fact that James Dasher had to go killing all the best character's such as Chuck. ( )
  JaFi14 | Mar 5, 2015 |
Wow.... not exactly what I would have guessed, but, actually the only outcome that works!!

Great trilogy! I'd recommend to all who enjoy YA and life-after-catastrophe stories. ( )
  olongbourn | Mar 1, 2015 |
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As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.

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