The Death Cure is the last book in the Maze Runner series. In this book, the Trials are coming to an end and choices have to be made. Thomas and all o...moreThe Death Cure is the last book in the Maze Runner series. In this book, the Trials are coming to an end and choices have to be made. Thomas and all of his friends have to think very carefully about who they trust. They have to decide if Wicked can be trusted or not. More sacrifices are made and all the while everyone is counting on Wicked to find a cure for the Flare. In this last book for the series, the end will finally come.
I gave this book four stars for several reasons. First, this book is insanely suspenseful. I spent a whole day and into the night finishing it, because the action never stopped, and I was constantly on the edge of my seat. Second, The Death Cure was a very nice wrap-up for the series. Third, I would have given this book five stars, but the end was emotionally disappointing. I can't help, but to compare this series with the Hunger Games series. At the end of Mockingjay, everyone is emotionally broken. The characters have seen so many horrifying things, that they just can't ever really be the same again. In The Death Cure, things happened that were as scaring, if not worse, as some events in Hunger Games, but Thomas and his friends act as if everything was normal. The characters weren't broken in any form and they should have been. Normal human beings couldn't simply go on like that; they would be emotionally and mentally ruined.
I would recommend this book to people who enjoyed the Hunger Games series. I would also recommend it to people who aren't bothered by the idea of the world coming to an end, and can stand a little gore. This book can get a little gory at times, but it is very well written and makes you think about a lot of new ideas. (less)
The Secret Series has gradually been building up for this ending throughout the last four books. The main characters-Cassandra (or Cass for short) and...moreThe Secret Series has gradually been building up for this ending throughout the last four books. The main characters-Cassandra (or Cass for short) and Max Ernest- are working for a secret society, called Terces, to stop the "bad guys" from finding out what the secret to life is. It has been a constant struggle between the bad guys, called the Midnight Sun, and the Terces Society to stop one another from finding the secret first. In this book, you find out what the secret is and who finds it first.
I gave this book three stars for many reasons. First, it would have gotten two, but the author is so funny, clever, and quick-witted that it deserved more. Second, the characters changed too much. I will admit that some change is necessary as they mature and find who they are, but theses changes were over the top. Cass went from a clever girl who is always thinking ahead, to someone who doesn't care anymore. Third, the secret was a complete letdown. I still can't think straightly about it because it makes me so mad! I have been with these books since the beginning and have been anticipating the secret the whole entire way, only to have it turn out to be no more than a joke and even more confusing than my algebra homework. I am so disappointed.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good laugh, and doesn't mind a little disappointment. The author has a way of reaching out to the reader and pulling them into the book, wrapping it around them like a warm blanket. Maybe others will think that the secret is funnier than I do and will be less confused. (less)