This book, guys. I can’t even. I finished it a few weeks ago and hadn’t got round to writing up my thoughts on it until now but I suppose I should start by saying there will be no spoilers in this review, as always.
I’ve mentioned many times now that the Maze Runner series by James Dashner is one of my favourites ever and this third book just had me curled up in a giant ball of emotions. This book follows on from The Scorch Trials and the Gladers are trying to figure out what the hell is going on – still. They’ve endured two hugely challenging trials, the Maze and the Scorch and are now faced with another two challenge, maybe a little closer to home – having their memories back or not and finding out if they are actually immune to the dreaded flare or not.
This book is the final chapter for Thomas, Newt, Teresa, Minho and the other characters and it’s hard to talk about the story in depth without giving too much away. The Gladers get separated at WICKED HQ and Thomas, Newt, Minho, Brenda and Jorge are on a mission to escape the wrath of WICKED once more and they venture to a new city, built behind tall walls and supposedly safe from cranks, to find the friends that they’ve lost. Here they encounter a blast from the past as well as discovering that nowhere is safe from WICKED and the deadly virus that is sweeping the earth.
This book is intense and honestly I never wanted to put it down until I read a certain chapter – when you read it, you’ll know which chapter I’m talking about – and then all hell broke lose and I was a wreck, more of a wreck than I was when I read PS. I Love You or The Fault In Our Stars. Yes, that emosh.
I loved it though and the only thing that will stop me missing reading about these characters is knowing that I’ll be able to do it all again when The Fever Code is released in 2016!