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The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

James Dashner
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Read the third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. The first book, The Maze Runner, is now a major motion picture featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster and the second book, The Scorch Trials, will soon be a movie that hits theaters September 18, 2015! Also look for James Dashner’s newest novels, The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in the Mortality Doctrine series.
 
It’s the end of the line.
 
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.
 
Will anyone survive?
 
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.
 
The truth will be terrifying.
 
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.
 
Praise for the Maze Runner series:
 
"[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost."—EW.com
 
“Wonderful action writingfast-paced…but smart and well observed.”Newsday
 
“[A] nail-biting must-read.”—Seventeen.com
 
“Breathless, cinematic action.” Publishers Weekly
 
“Heart-pounding to the very last moment.” Kirkus Reviews
 
“Exclamation-worthy.” Romantic Times
 
[STAR] “James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.”—Shelf Awareness, Starred
 
“Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.”—Deseret News


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    Praise for the Maze Runner series:
     
    A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series
    A USA Today Bestseller
    A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
    An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
    An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick
     
    "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost."—EW.com
     
    “Wonderful action writingfast-paced…but smart and well observed.”Newsday
     
    “[A] nail-biting must-read.”—Seventeen.com
     
    “Breathless, cinematic action.”—Publishers Weekly
     
    “Heart pounding to the very last moment.”—Kirkus Reviews
     
    “Exclamation-worthy.”—Romantic Times
     
    * “James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.”—Shelf Awareness, Starred


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    About the Author

    James Dashner is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, and The Kill Order, as well as The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in the Mortality Doctrine series. Dashner was born and raised in Georgia, but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. To learn more about James and his books, visit JamesDashner.com, follow @jamesdashner on Twitter, and find dashnerjames on Instagram.




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    163 of 169 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing finale October 30, 2011
    Format:Hardcover
    The more I read dystopian/speculative fiction, the more I realize just how difficult a genre it is. Everything has to be placed so perfectly, all plot twists in a nice, neat line. There has to be a great deal of logic to the world that is created and, when the final chapter is closed, all must be revealed or the author runs the risk of leaving the reader confused. Unfortunately, as I finished the last word of this book, my first thought was, "Huh?" Spoilers will follow, so don't read any further if you don't want to know any of the details.

    When I read The Maze Runner, I thought it was a really innovative, creepy idea. It was interesting to speculate about who had thrown the boys and Teresa in the maze and why they were there. The small details that were doled out really helped this atmosphere. When I read The Scorch Trials, though, I felt like things started to fall apart a bit. There was still so little known, so little that made sense. And now, with The Death Cure, I can't help but feel unsatisfied with the story overall. There is still so much of it that I don't understand. As I read the book, I realized that a few things should have been happening: for one, more information should have been doled out over the course of the series. I didn't want Dashner to give everything away in the first book, but there should have been more flashes of memory on Thomas's part, particularly after he went through the Changing. This would have helped solidify details about the world, which would have gone a very long way toward making the events of The Death Cure make sense.

    The biggest problem I had with The Death Cure was that it felt to me like Thomas was just flailing along the entire novel, with one instance of sheer dumb luck after another.
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    230 of 242 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Answers? Or just more questions? October 12, 2011
    Format:Hardcover
    *Warning -- potential spoilers below. You have been warned.*

    I struggled with this book.

    On the one hand, it's a good read. Fast, page-turner. I couldn't set it down, and arrived at work today tired for lack of sleep. Curse you, James Dashner!

    In each installment of this series, we get to see more of the world around Thomas and his companions. From the insular maze in the opening pages of "Maze Runner" to now, our view of the world has slowly pulled back. We can see more.

    Really, this is interesting stuff. So THIS is how the rest of world is dealing with the zombie apocalypse! (And let's not kid ourselves, that's basically what this is about). There are answers, finally. But not enough. I don't mind stories that are full of questions. I don't mind characters and groups with plots so thick, with so many twists and turns you'd need an entire fourth book just to explain it. But it got tiresome. Not a single character can make any kind of decision whatsoever without another character asking "But what if that's what WICKED *wants* us to do!"

    And finally, when we get to the truth...

    ...

    ...

    ...except we never really do.

    Thomas never does get his memories back. Hints are dropped that he was a mastermind of the whole thing, but we'll never know. What a wonderful struggle that would have been, as old-Thomas and new-Thomas tried to reconcile what one had planned and the other had experienced. Now THAT would have been interesting. Alas, it was not to be.

    Other characters do choose to recover their memories, but that's essentially the last time the reader sees any of them. Sure, they show up at the end, but they show up just to show up, or to get killed off.
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    42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Read the first two books and skip this one entirely! February 7, 2014
    Format:Hardcover
    I cannot believe how utterly bad and horrible this book was! The first book, The Maze Runner, was one of the best sci-fi books I've read in a while. It had everything I loved about the beginning of Lost - a great mystery and a creepy environment to explore. The pacing was good and the characters, while not completely fleshed out, were believable.

    Then I read the second book. A lot more information came out and some of the mystery was gone. At this point, I was just trying to figure out whether they were in a virtual reality system or the real world. I got what WICKED was about. It was pretty obvious.

    SPOILERS AHEAD

    Where the cracks started showing in the second book was the rotten decision by Dashner to replace Teresa with Brenda. As a female reader (who identified with Teresa in the first book), it felt like Teresa was just being discarded for a new cutie. And the whole thing about Thomas hating her because she was forced to imprison him by WICKED was just silly and not realistic.

    So, in the third book, after totally hating on Teresa for her "betrayal," Thomas has NO PROBLEM with learning that Brenda had been an employee of WICKED all along. Are you kidding me?! He puts his life in her hands, no questions asked, no anger at her lying, and realizes he actually likes her (not Teresa) and barely bats an eyelash when Teresa is crushed under a rock after saving him.

    I had to wonder what sort of bizarre ex-girlfriend issues Dashner had after reading that. Just awful. Bloody awful.

    And that's just the most egregious example of poor characterization in this book.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars The best worst series ever
    If your one of those people who will rant and rave about how absolutely amazing this book was then you can stop right here and move on to the next review. Read more
    Published 7 hours ago by Sophia
    3.0 out of 5 stars disappointing series in general.
    Better than the second book. Not as good as first. Disappointing series in general.
    Published 16 hours ago by tjcelenza
    3.0 out of 5 stars Better than book 2
    This one is better than book 2, but still a let down after Maze Runner. Probably will make a decent movie.
    Published 1 day ago by Benton
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
    This was one of my so far favorite series of all time. This book is what I would recommend for young teens to adults its a amazing book and I recommend to anyone that enjoys a good... Read more
    Published 1 day ago by RyanJackCecilRead
    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
    I would date it 4.5. I love the drama. Hate that Newt and Teresa die! ESPECIALLY NEWT!!! THE ONLY BRITISH AND MY FAVORITE CHARACTER GONE! U LOOSE .5 FOR THAT.
    Published 2 days ago by Erica Reeners
    5.0 out of 5 stars I read all of the books in the series. ...
    I read all of the books in the series. You might as well buy them all at once because you will want to continue reading.
    Published 2 days ago by onegirl4boys
    5.0 out of 5 stars What an ending!!!!
    Great work by James Dashner. This book brought the maze runner series to a close in the best of ways. :)
    Published 3 days ago by Janet Cobb
    5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10
    That was some Inception level stuff right at the end there. Great book, probably one of my new favorite series.
    Published 3 days ago by Samuel Feuerborn
    5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
    Great book!
    Published 3 days ago by Catieg
    3.0 out of 5 stars That was interesting
    This book was boring, boring, boring, and boring! Actually this entire series was boring.

    The only book I actually liked was the second installment. Read more
    Published 3 days ago by bri 123
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    James Dashner is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series that includes The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, and The Kill Order. He has also written The Eye of Minds (book one in the Mortality Doctrine series), the 13th Reality series, and two books in The Infinity Ring series: A Mutiny in Time and The Iron Empire.

    Dashner was born and raised in Georgia but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. To learn more about James and his books, visit JamesDashner.com, follow @jamesdashner on Twitter, or find dashnerjames on Instagram.

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