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

4 Stars

Of course there was no way it was over. After the first two books, you knew it was impossible for WICKED’s evil games to be over just like that. Wicked is good. Yeah right… By this point of the trilogy, I found that statement very hard to believe. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Thomas after everything he’s been through.

We finally see how the real world really looks like beyond The Scorch. We get to see the safe areas, also known as the remaining civilizations after The Flare, and there didn’t seem to be a lot of them. Majority of the human population has been infected and were now Cranks and way past the Gone, or on their way there if not yet already. In Thomas’ world, nobody could be trusted. To be honest, all the betrayal really got to me after having been with Thomas’ journey since Day 1 of The Maze. I, too, knew I couldn’t trust anyone anymore, not even The Gladers. Trusting people eventually became very tiring and futile.

 

The ending satisfied me, for the most part. Some deaths really frustrated me because I got attached to certain characters and losing them was a blow (Newt, really?!). However, I feel like the trilogy ended just the way it should’ve.
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The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Maze Runner #1)

4 Stars

“If you ain’t scared… you ain’t human.”

It’s been such a long time since I read this so I’m just copying my old review from Goodreads, with little additions.

There are a lot of books that feature dystopian societies, anarchy, war and science gone wrong today but most are just pale reflections of old greats and have failed to bring anything new and exciting to the table, but Maze Runner definitely made a mark on me. It’s far darker, more raw, more brutal yet more human than most modern dystopian novels out there. Great concept, excellent world-building, nice storytelling. Overall a good execution that led to a very good story.

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