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? (Source: Goodreads.com)
This was the final book of the Mazerunner trilogy by James Dashner. I enjoyed the first two books very much, so I was looking forward to read how it all would unfold in the last book. It was a good read! However, just like with the Hunger Games trilogy, I thought the first two books were the best. The Death Cure is a bit like Mockingjay, where the first two books were all set in a confined space, the last one is all over the place with lots of fighting scenes. I didn’t mind this much, but for some reason I like the whole concept of a game or trial that sets in one place better than a war against multiple enemies around the country/planet.
I also thought there was a bit too much of *fighting-being captured-miraculously escape-fighting-being captured-miraculously escape* going on in The Death Cure. It did keep things alive and at a fast pace though 🙂
I loved how Thomas is torn between trusting his (former) friends and (former) enemies. At some point he just does not know anymore who is talking the truth and who is trying to trick him. The whole psychological game that is played by WICKED and the way Thomas deals with this by totally trusting his instincts, is very nicely done!