Finally!! I get to read the conclusion to one of the most thought-provoking and out-of-this-world series that I have read.
But why does it feel like the action isn’t much higher on this final installment? Why don’t I feel like getting on the edge of my seat? While reading this, I have moments where I question stuffs that are happening and feel the adrenaline and excitement but then the momentum suddenly knock off – is it just me or this last installment isn’t as powerful as the first two books?
I'm not saying that I didn’t like because I did. I like the idea that things are about to get settled and Thomas and his crew will get to live and see another day but you know, the power that tickles me and makes me sit on the edge of my seat isn’t there at all. I honestly have a huge expectation for this book - I was expecting WICKED's purpose to be more justified here but no - the organization ended in ruins and the whole point of Thomas’ and his friends’ struggles seems to go with it.
I was also expecting and looking forward on the moment where they would finally get their memories back but unfortunately I also didn’t get much from it. I try to understand Minho and Thomas' hesitation in getting their memories back but Thomas's memory is the key to this whole story so why not pursue it? I know its part of a little twist but then I do need some answers. As for those who got their memories back, they also haven’t shared a part of it to the readers! We could’ve seen what stuffs happen through Theresa's memories but nu-uh we didn’t. Sigh.
As for the romantic part of the story I'm not really opposed to it as I'm overly happy about it. Teresa and Thomas go a long way back but after Teresa's little stint on the second book I can't help but also second-guess her. I like her for Thomas because she clearly knows a lot about him but that little stint that she did had a great impact not only to the other characters but also to the readers. Since the first I'm honestly rooting for them but then Brenda came - I'm also half-hearted about her. She isn’t well introduced in the story so I guess I didn’t really get to know her enough but I know that what she did was good tho. Given enough time and background maybe other readers would get to like her. I’m explaining heaps of stuffs about the romantic side of this story but let me tell you guys that this is the area of this book that isn’t well explore so don’t expect those mushy-mushy stuffs.
My heart did break for Newt on this book. Why does that have to happen? I still can't believe it. My heart ached for those Cranks who can't seem to control their brains functions anymore. Those scenes still hunts me whenever I think about it.
The ending was good for the sole purpose of people being able to escape the flare and the bad guys but there is none of the epic mind-shattering ending that I was looking forward. It’s honestly not the ending I was looking forward too but I guess it would do and would be enough. I was half-half about my rating for this because of some unmet expectations but still Death Cure is still worth the read for fans of this series like me.