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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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    158 of 164 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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    226 of 238 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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    36 of 36 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
    5.0 out of 5 stars The best book yet
    This book was absolutely amazing and I love the suspense in it please read it it's such a cool book. WICKED IS GOOD.
    Published 14 hours ago by Ruth
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    I love this book and the ending. Congrats to James dashner and colleagues. I definitely recommend this book to anyone.
    Published 17 hours ago by john will keller
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great
    I loved this series

    It was fast moving and team orientated. I like survival tales and beating the odds. Super.
    Published 17 hours ago by PAMELA THOMAS
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    The first Maze Runner book was better.
    Published 17 hours ago by Olivia Sarah Goff
    5.0 out of 5 stars finish the series, read this book
    Out standing! Very strong finish! Had me hooked! Read it all in one day
    Published 20 hours ago by zack williams
    3.0 out of 5 stars it's over
    I only read this book because I hate starting a series without finishing it. The story was ok but I didn't love it.
    Published 21 hours ago by Jen Reinhart
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good book. Felt like a hasty ending.
    I don't think this was written as well as the first two books. It felt like a hasty ending so he could just end the trilogy. Read more
    Published 22 hours ago by Aaron R
    1.0 out of 5 stars Disapointing
    Disapointing: after following a greast travel on the firest two books, this conclusion just dont make it well, the reader has been mislead and tricked just so many times, and... Read more
    Published 23 hours ago by Ivan A. Garcia Uribe
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
    Just WOW! Well done James Dasner. Well done. I was always on the edge of my seat whenever I read this book and highly recommend the entire season who wants to have their entire... Read more
    Published 1 day ago by Diana
    3.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelmed
    The first book was phenomenal and very well written. The second had some things that seemed a bit ambiguous and not well explained but was forgivable due to a great story. Read more
    Published 1 day ago by joshua twiest
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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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