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14th January

THE MAZE RUNNER TRILOGY
              – JAMES DASHNER
 
•••• LAST PART

THE DEATH CURE

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BLURB —-

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? 

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I will start with my thoughts while reading the book..

••• Pg 14 finally we know why they were thrown in the glade.

••• “Well, that settles it for me,” Minho answered. “If Aris and Teresa are for it, I’m against it.”

Lol, Minho Is Uberawesome.

••• Okay I really really like Thomas’s honesty and calm nature but the best thing I like about him is his way of reading people.

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••• Its getting exciting but scary.

••• “Dude, you tried to slice my you-know-whats off!”
Thomas laughed, something he hadn’t done in a long time. He welcomed it happily. “Too bad I didn’t. Could’ve saved the world from future little Minhos.”

Wow, how they are coping is well, incredible.

••• Cranks are sounding like zombies…

••• Oh God….this is just.

••• Shit! This isn’t happening. OMG.

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REVIEW —

Okay, finished with it. It was scary, terrifying but absolutely suspenseful as well. Thomas was his usual self; brave.

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Thomas

Minho won the game though. I actually find him more heroic than Thomas and Newt.

Teresa and Brenda, well they are okay.

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The story started with quite a lot of promises, I knew this was the last part, the ultimate end. Though, some people might find the end impulsive and capricious but I predicted it. I knew something like that would happen. I also was happy with it.

Nah scratch that!

I was satisfied with the end. Happy would sound like I wanted the person to die… (Nope, not telling you), I didn’t want that.

I am giving the series a four star though…

There is just this one reason..
We know this book is fiction and blah …

But the writer left some things untold.

Also, yeah the epilogue was completely unnecessary. I like the acknowledgements more.

Kidding about the last line.

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Some more details would have been better

But seriously its okay that some people had to die but WICKED IS GOOD? What was that about ?

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I still prefer hunger games to Maze runner but honestly I am glad I read it and every single minute I lost reading this book was worth it.

Nishtha Singh

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2016 in 2016, four stars, James Dashner, Series, Suspense

 

13th January

13th January

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THE SERIES – THE MAZE RUNNER

2- THE SCORCH TRIALS

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BLURB —-

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. 
 
Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. 
 
There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.
 
The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. 
 
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off. 
 
There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive. 

My Thoughts

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I know this is from the movie and first part

You should check my past review to know my thoughts on the previous part of the series. I started this part late last night and because I knew today would be a busy day, I slept early.
        Started it again in the morning and then continued till breakfast. This story is not something you want to read while chewing your cereals.

Nope, it isn’t. Not if you want the cereal back on your bowl.

I will first start with the rating – 5 STARS

This book is especially for the fiction fans (Hunger Games, Divergent,etc)

Thomas was brave in the last part, in this one, he is ready to help whenever, whoever and however possible. Newt, Winston, Minho, Teresa are playing the second important parts.

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THIS IS NOT A ROMANCE, SO DON’T EXPECT A FAIRYTALE BREWING ANYWHERE. THE BOYS ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR SURVIVAL. THEY CAN DO WITHOUT ADDED PRESSURE OF LOVE.

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I haven't seen the movie, just the trailer.

Waiting for the movie to come out in theatres in my country.

Excerpts —

It’s locked,” he muttered when he finally gave up, his arms falling weakly to his sides.

“Really, genius?” Minho said, his powerful arms folded and tensed, veins bulging all over the place. Thomas thought for a split second he could actually see the blood pumping through them. “No wonder you were named after Isaac Newton—such an amazing ability to think.”

Minho pointed at the screaming, bloody woman. “That’s what they keep calling themselves. Haven’t you heard it?”

“I don’t care if you call ’em pussy willows,” Newt snapped. “Find me something to break through this stupid door!” 

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  I am quite upset to find all this hilarious …I feel like a sadist… But well, they are making me laugh, not my fault.

Pg 15 – Not feeling so hilarious now…I feel horrified.

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“What’s going on?” Newt asked, looking back and forth between Thomas and Aris. “Why’re you guys looking at each other like you just fell in love?”

Pg 112 – I am suspicious about this Brenda girl.

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Pg 114 – Its getting scary

The story is completely unpredictable. Anything can happen anytime, people betray, are betrayed, beaten, and killed. Aris and Brenda are new characters. There are more but I found them important enough to mention.

And some dreams of Thomas’s past.

***** stars

I am exhausted, it wasn’t lengthy but my eyes aren’t cooperating anymore.

Also, I am very excited about the third part of the book. I really like Thomas.

May the peace be upon you, Thomas

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Nishtha Singh

 

12th January

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Here comes another book with another world, new characters, new surroundings and best narration.

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BLURB

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run. 

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Released On MY BIRTHDAY

REVIEW —-

If you ain’t a reader of this book,
              You ain’t human

Kidding**

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I am not

Page 11– This book is difficult to leave, rough language and quite unbelievable surroundings but very grasping. 

Page 11– Why is everyone calling me Greenbean?” he asked, shaking Chuck’s hand quickly, then letting go. “Cuz you’re the newest Newbie.”

Page 27– I am not sure I will be sleeping today

Difficult made up words

Klunk’s another word for poo. Poo makes a klunk sound when it falls in our pee pots.”

I heard it was boring…! WHO SAID THAT?

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A quick excerpt —

“Wait a minute, have you guys ever—”
“Tried it,” Chuck interrupted before Thomas could finish.
“Tried what?”
“Going down in the Box after it makes a delivery,” Chuck answered. “It won’t do it. Won’t go down until it’s completely empty.”
Thomas remembered Alby telling him that very thing. “I already knew that, but what about—” “Tried it.”
Thomas had to suppress a groan—this was getting irritating. “Man you’re hard to talk to. Tried what?” “Going through the hole after the Box goes down. Can’t. Doors will open, but there’s just emptiness, blackness, nothing. No ropes, nada. Can’t do it.”
How could that be possible? “Did you—”
“Tried it.”
Thomas did groan this time. “Okay, what?”
“We threw some things into the hole. Never heard them land. It goes on for a long time.”
Thomas paused before he replied, not wanting to be cut off again. “What are you, a mind reader or something?” He threw as much sarcasm as he could into the comment.
“Just brilliant, that’s all.” Chuck winked.
“Chuck, never wink at me again.” Thomas said it with a smile. 

LAUGHING OUT LOUD

Page 89 – I hate GALLY!

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Forgetting about you was the worst part

My thoughts

This book doesn’t need a review but a applaud.

At first, I thought its like hunger games but its not but yeah I love both Hunger Games and Maze Runner equally. Also, this book is from Thomas’s POV (a boy, that was the reason I wasn’t keen on buying it before …then I thought if I can read Percy Jackson, Harry Potter and Papertowns, then why not this?)

Hope the second one is just as thrilling!
Favourite character – Chuck. 

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And I loved this one the best

For the fans of KATNISS AND TISS

Safe to say #James Dashner earned himself a fan.

Nishtha Singh