We are now finishing another series on this website and it is off a series I have so far loved every part of. So can James Dashner do something that a lot of author cant and make a great finale in a book?
It’s the end of the line.
WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.
Will anyone survive?
What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say.
The truth will be terrifying.
Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all.
The time for lies is over.
Taken from Goodreads
I was really looking forward to reading this as the ending of the second book left a lot of questions. However I have got to say that overall I didn’t love this book as much as I loved the others in the series. The reason for this is because I personally thought everything seemed to be a bit rushed as if everything has to be done in a certain amount of words. The last 60 pages of the book had too much happen and I personally feel like if they doubled the amount of pages then James Dashner would have made a much better ending. I have said that I like books that start of nice and slow pace wise and try and get the reader to know more about the character and so forth. But as the books have progressed Dasher has done the slow pace less and less and now it has come to the point where the final book was mostly just fast paced with as many deaths as he could fit in and it just made the book feel really rushed.
Don’t get me wrong it was still written amazingly and if you like really fast paced books then maybe this ending is going to be perfect for you. I still liked the way it showed the progression of the flare in one of the main characters (not going to say who) and how it actually affects the people they care about. In this book we also find out why Thomas is so important to WICKED and why the just won’t leave him alone. And of course we have got two main characters deaths.
The way it is written is really good and makes everything very easy to imagine what is happening to certain characters or the surroundings. The way they described the way the flare goes through a person in different stages was actually very interesting and the way that Dashner decided on using one of the main character to show how this was done was in fact a very good way to do so.
Now it is time to talk about the part I actually hate the most, THE FUCKING ENDING, what the fuck is this bullshit. How can they go through everything they did, through all the death, through all the trails and what they call an ending is them going through a fucking flat trans and coming into an area of the earth that hasn’t been affected by the scorch and that is what they give us. Also I kind of came that James Dashner couldn’t be bothered of thinking of a backstory to Thomas as that is why he wouldn’t want his memories back. In what person mind would want their memories back, be able your mom and dad the way they are meant to be remembered? It just seems like a lot of shit and it all seemed to come down to Dashner being a bit to lazy. Also the way that Thomas seemed to change in those last 60 pages really put a downer on the situation, at first he just did nothing but ask questions on certain matters of the maze and wanted to know just about everything. Not only that but he risked his own life in order to save 2 people he only just met. But in those last 60 pages he turns into a person that only cares about himself, he doesn’t care what happens about the flare and the rest of the people who they could potential save if they actually think about it.
For me this is easily the worst book in the series and has in fact but a bit of a bad taste in my mouth concerning the series. On goodreads I gave this book a rating of 2 stars and it is the second worst rating I have ever given.