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Ambushed!: A Cartoon History of the George W. Bush Administration
Jim Morin

The Death Cure (Maze Runner Trilogy)

The Death Cure - James Dashner No, really, what did I read and why? James Dashner, what, what, what are you doing? There are a few cool reveals along the way, but as far as books go, this was not a satisfying conclusion to a trilogy. We get answers, but the one thing I wanted to know most of all (Thomas' past) remains a mystery. It felt like most of this book was pointless action that dragged on for no reason, so even though there were things happening, it felt like nothing was happening at all. The plot was not advanced. It was violence for the sake of violence. Theresa and Thomas were, at this point, the only two characters I cared about, and Teresa barely showed up at all in the entirety of the story. The ending was rushed, and yes, I enjoyed the few twists we got at the very end (the last page), but come on. This was a story that needed answers and plot twists and instead, we got epic battle scenes that I didn't care about in the slightest. This is not a movie. This is not that kind of book. More LOST, less epic ending of oh, I don't know, Harry Potter saga? When there's a book that I've been looking forward to for a long while, it really sucks to end up ultimately disappointed. I wish the story had been condensed into one book, because The Maze Runner was truly one of my favorite books, where the last two books were just pointless battle scenes one after the other.