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Monday, November 28, 2011

Book Review: The Death Cure by James Dashner

Published by: Delacorte Press
Released on: October 11th, 2011
Source: book from publisher to review
5 stars: I Loved It

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? -quoted from Goodreads

Wow, talk about needing to catch your breath after reading a book. I've not read another series that kept me so invested with the story based on the action, the twists and the mystery alone, like this series did! Similar to The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure was non stop action from page one to the every end. Talk about plot twists, this story line is full of them. James Dashner has created a story that's complex, mystifying, and completely engaging. I couldn't get enough of it.

Like being in the dark on what's going to happen next in a story? Well James made it literally impossible for me to try and figure out what was going to happen. Much like Thomas, I had no idea on who I could trust or believe, other than his two closest friends. Was WICKED really good, or were they really evil. Were those working for them really in the dark on what they were doing, or were some of the people there a bit delusional on in their ways? Or maybe they were right. I honestly still have no idea. What I do know, is that The Death Cure takes everything from first two books, and takes up to a whole new level.

I admire James for the fact he's not afraid to inflict pain on his characters. Okay that was nice way of putting torture them. I don't know where the characters get the strength they all have to help them endure all they go through. The Death Cure is brutal on them, emotionally, mentally and physically. It's not just the characters who suffer, but the readers. James isn't afraid to kill off characters I was emotionally invested in, which made for some pretty intense scenes, especially the one between Thomas and...... you'll have to read it to know who I'm talking about. Ugh, that scene was a killer!

The is definitely one action packed series! The first two books did a fantastic job at leading up to what happens in The Death Cure, but let me just say this book is intense! There's violence, which is completely fitting for what is going on in this book, there's casualties, and there's a bit of the unknown in this book, which I liked. James reveals some shocking answers to some of my questions, but he also leaves some open ended, and I liked that. It was very fitting for the series, and had he wrapped up everything nicely, he wouldn't have stayed true to the storyline. While that doesn't normally work for me in a series, it's the perfect ending for Thomas's story. I definitely recommend picking this book up! Be warned, you'll be thinking about everything that happened long after you read it.

Guess what's coming out next year?!? A prequel called The Kill Order! Go HERE to read more information about it's upcoming release.

The OFFICIAL Clockwork Prince Trailer is LIVE

The wait is FINALLY over! EW have posted the official Clockwork Prince trailer, which was created by Dirty Robber!! Be sure to go HERE to watch it! When we get the code for it, we'll post it here. ENJOY!! I know we're loving Ed Westwick's voice over on the trailer. What do you guy think?

In MOVIE NEWS, TMI Examiner posts that Cassie said they're working on a script for the Infernal Devices movie! YAY!! The TMI movie is still in the works. The examiner also mentioned that Cassie is very happy with the script. Cassie is quoted as saying that the screenplay is the backbone of the movie and this version is much closer to the book. You know that makes us so happy to hear! You can read more of this article here.

Infernal Devices Clockwork Prince 31 Day Celebration: Day 23, One Line Teaser

It's day 22 of our 31 Days of Clockwork Prince Celebrations and the last day of our one line teasers. Today's teaser is between one of our favorite characters, Magnus and Tessa. This line is taking our of context and is from the middle of a conversation they're having.

"And you will find that feelings fade too, the longer you live."

Mundane Monday #112

Happy Monday!! I'm seriously not ready to get back into the swing of things yet. The kids were off from school last week and it was so nice. There's nothing like a little Jace from City of Bones to start our Monday's off right.....

Clary stopped dead in her tracks. "Simon?"

"Oh, God," said Jace, sounding resigned. "And here I'd actually hoped I'd got hold of something interesting."

- City of Bones, page 114

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