The Death Cure, by James Dashner
Thomas awakens in the clutches of Wicked, with the offer to have his memories returned. But Thomas immediately distrusts their offer, despite Teresa’s insistence that “Wicked is good.” They have lied too many times. The Trials may be over, but his adventures in the real world are just beginning.
Thomas has been thrown into extreme situations over and over again. But his bravery and loyalty remain. Dashner’s future world was finally revealed in the previous novel, The Scorch Trials, as one overcome with a virus that affects the mind. Widespread and driving its victims to a violent, feral state, Wicked exists to find a cure. But Wicked’s methods have been to take children and put them through intense (and often fatal) trials to find their perfect test subjects.
The Death Cure is the third and final installment in the Maze Runner trilogy. As before, there is plenty of heart-pounding suspense, danger, and excitement. With several twists and surprises along the way, the adventure builds to a big showdown that fans won’t want to miss. Marketed for young adults, this dark and violent not-too-distant science fiction trilogy is fast-paced and completely riveting. Impressive and inventive, this is one trilogy that is impossible to put down.
The Death Cure releases from Delacorte Books for Young Readers on October 11, 2011.