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on 27 January 2014
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I wanted to love the conclusion to this trilogy, I really wanted to but I just didn’t. It seemed a bit…boring. The Death Cure took a long time to become involved in. There were some parts that kept me reading and really were brilliant but for the most part I was unimpressed.
I found Thomas tedious and angsty, he annoyed me a lot in The Death Cure where in the other two books he seemed far more interesting. I think this book may have been better if it hadn’t needed to live up to its action-filled predecessor. The Death Cure was far slower and, perhaps, more political.
There were action scenes, albeit few and far between, but they were exciting and compelling just like they should be. Those scenes are the only reason this book will get the rating it’s getting from me.
I was utterly disappointed that all the questions that had arisen throughout the books were not answered.
Who was Chancellor Ava Paige? Why did she help? Where did she go? What about the rest of the world? Where did the immunes even end up? What happened to Rat Man? Why on earth didn’t Thomas get his memories back so we could see what had happened? I honestly can’t imagine not wanting to know why I did what I did even if it was a horrible memory!
None of this is answered and that drove me mad.
*END OF SPOILERS*
I did, however, absolutely love the character of Newt. I found the scenes that involved him — especially as they reached the end — touching and wonderful.
The book ends on a rather anticlimactic point and felt somewhat unfinished.
I also didn’t like the love triangle. Some day I’d love to read a fantastic dystopian novel without a pointless love triangle… It can be done, it’ll just take a wonderful writer to do it!