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I'm a Library Director for a small(ish) Texas town with a desire to share my love of books and the library with my community.

Currently, I am working towards my MLS (Master of Library Science) from Texas Woman's University (my alma mater!).

When I'm not treading through a pile a school work and work work, I make precious memories with both my handsome men at home. Whether we are playing with the sand between our toes, making a campfire, or just taking in a movie at home, every moment is unique.

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January 5, 2012

The Death Cure - James Dashner

I blog before you now with my head hung low in disappointment. I have been raving over reading the Death Cure by James Dashner for what, a month now??? I finally downloaded it and read it in two days (man, did I have time on my hands yesterday)! I needed to review it quickly before I changed my perspective. All last night and this morning I have been unsure of how I felt about what I read. So here it is:

[BTW, I am already 1/12 of the way through my minimum books to be read resolution.]

The Death Cure by James Dashner

Goodreads summary:
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?

My Thoughts:
First, I would like to say that the summary is misleading. Yes, Thomas does remember a bit more than Wicked thinks, but its mostly in rare dreams.
I felt let down with this closing to the trilogy. The book was good, don't misunderstand me on that, but really?! James, dear James, how could you give the ending such .... hope! This dark trilogy is over and suddenly (seriously, the last few pages) you introduce an area untouched by the Flare??? (Could there be a continuum of the trilogy? I sure hope so!)
Now, that I have expressed my disappointment, I do have some positive comments about the best parts. Gladers finding out that most are immune to the Flare (poor Newt becomes a Crank), the action packed scenes (let me tell ya, they were intense!), and the return to the Maze? Dashner did a wonderful job in quite a few areas.
Overall, I was disappointed, but impressed. Is that possible?
Basically, if you enjoyed the first two, you will enjoy this as well. Just be prepared for some (good and not so good) twists.

Hmm...I need to figure out what else to read.

Speaking of what is coming....
          ..... this morning I downloaded for FREE ...
Cristina over at The Princess of Storyland stopped at the library on Tuesday and said this was a must read. How awesome is it that is was a free download from Barnes & Noble?
If I keep this up, I'll end up reading much more than originally planned, but that's not exactly a bad thing!


The Princess of Storyland said...

Thanks for the shout out! I haven't read those books yet, but I need to get on that! hehe Cinder was great! You are gonna LOVE it! It is a take on Cinderella like no one has ever seen before! Eek! And I'm so pumped! The author is gonna be at Houston's Teen Book Con in April! Squee!!! So excited!

Rating System

IT WAS AMAZING!!!! You should be at the book store right now buying it! :)
I really liked it. You should def check it out and give it a shot
It was ok. At least read the synopsis on the back.
Eh....It was alright. It's borrow from a friend material.
Leave it on the shelf!!


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