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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? ~ June Wrap Up


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly event on my blog; So Many Books So Little Time. This is where book bloggers and readers gather to talk about what books they’ve read and/or reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way to organise/plan our reading week/month, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading. Usually Posted on Monday’s.

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Hello, bookish lovelies! 📚 Good Morning & How was your weekend?!

Sooo today, I was thinking that I should post one of these! Like I said last month, I’ll primarily be using this type of post for a Monthly Book/Review Wrap Up. Not sure if I’ll make this a weekly thing, or bi-weekly, like I’ve said I would. But ya never know.

Sooo, like I said, I’m going to share the books I’ve read in the past month/two weeks, or whenever. As well as some of the books I’m thinking of reading next! And maybe y’all can help me pick! 😍💕

Also, I’d love to know what you’re reading!

Anyways, on to the book part of this post! 🤩😍📚

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The last month-ish I’ve honestly been sooo freaking busy, I haven’t read at all.  😦 

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Happy Monday & Happy Reading!

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{Review} V Games: Dead Before Dawn by Caroline Peckham


40040199V Games: Dead Before Dawn by Caroline Peckham

(The V Games, #3)

 

Kindle Edition
Published May 11th 2018

Goodreads

~Rating: 5/5 stars~

After the explosive breakout on the Isle of Lidelse, Selena and Varick have made it to safety. But the Helsings are already plotting their revenge and will hunt them to the ends of the earth to have it. Selena must rely on new allies as well as old to remain safe, but trust is not a thing she finds easy anymore.
Soon, she’s forced to decide whether to fight or keep running. But can she stay out of this war, even when whispers of a new game reach her ear? Can she continue to let the Hunters brutally kill girls for the sake of entertainment? Or is it time for her to rise up and put a stop to the games once and for all?

~Review~

*a copy was provided by the author*

AHHH! This was the perfect ending to this trilogy! After reading and LOVING the first two books, I absolutely needed to read this! And let me tell you I just DEVOURED this novel!!!

As I mentioned in my reviews of the first two books, I haven’t read a GOOD vampire/supernatural book in forever; this one is a very unique vampire book! And I mean it, it’s very different; this trilogy so far is something else! I don’t know why, but I’m so amazed and I feel happy; the first two books have brought me so much joy! Vampire/supernatural/fantasy books are one of my favourite genres and not all are as unique as this. One thing I really liked was the different POVs, I always love when authors do this! I love, love, love knowing what’s going through all the characters minds! 

When the moon reigned, I could love her as she deserved to be loved. But unless the sun decided to let me walk in its burning light once more, I would only be able to kiss her half as often as often as I wished to. –Varick

This was such an emotional rollercoaster of a finale! Oh my! om the very beginning, you could tell that the ~tone~ of this novel was different–there was so much more at stake as the characters loved harder, fought more brutally, hurt more completely, cried more uncontrollably, and bled me completely dry.

Selena and Varick are back and better than ever. We also get more of Cass, Kite, Ulvich, Jameson and Mercy. Things will not always play out the way you think they will. I think one of the best things about a well told story is the ability to shock and awe the reader. There are many points within this book where I could not have predicted what was going to happen next and was literally gasping!

But during all of it, they could never have predicted, I could never have predicted, that I’d find love. Find something worth facing death for every day.

V Games: Dead Before Dawn was literally the perfect ending! I just cannot say it enough! Selena and Varick once again battle the Helsing Family with help from their friends. When the news of a new game being held Selena and Varick can’t rest until they bring the whole system down. They are heading back into danger at the most dangerous place, the result on Oyafrelse island, which is owned by Rockley, one of the most vile men who run the games in a resort type style.

If the games had taught me anything, it was that killing was sometimes the easy option.

So much action is one book! Vampires, humans, werewolves and more! I stand by my previous reviews saying this series is like The Hunger Games with Vamipres, but this conclusion is so much more!

If you enjoy vampire stories, or if you are a fan of books like The Hunger Games, if you enjoy a good paranormal story, you are going to love this series. I am VERY excited for the spin off series the author has hinted at!  I highly recommend reading this series!

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~Author Bio~

Caroline PeckhamCaroline Peckham is the author of The Rise of Isaac Series and upcoming V Games Trilogy.

Caroline lives in the south-east of London with her best friend and a little rescue cat. When she’s not writing, she’s binging Netflix shows, going to the gym or at the pub pretending to be cool.

She adores her fans and loves to hear from them personally. She’d love for you to reach out to her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Twitter | Facebook | Website | Goodreads

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Happy Reading!

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{Review} V Games: Fresh From The Grave by Caroline Peckham


V Games: Fresh From The Grave (The Vampire Games Trilogy, #2)

V Games: Fresh From The Grave by Caroline Peckham

(The V Games, #2)

Kindle Edition
Publication: December 10th 2017

~Rating: 5/5 stars~

Goodreads

~Description~

Selena Grey has faced death and won. Freedom awaits so long as she can let go of the last thing that ties her to the island where the V Games were held. But despite the fact surviving has always been her priority, suddenly, she finds herself torn between her head and her heart.
Meanwhile, the Helsings are about to host a brand new game on the Isle of Lidelse where blood and money rule above all else. But when Selena finds out a devastating truth that puts her loyalty to the test, will she find the courage to go on? Or will she retreat from a life she never wanted, even if that means giving up the one person her heart beats for?

~Review~

*a copy was provided by the author*

AHHHHMAZINGGGGG!

After reading and LOVING the first book, I absolutely needed to read this! And let me tell you I just DEVOURED this novel!!!

As I mentioned in my review of the first book, I haven’t read a GOOD vampire/supernatural book in forever; this one is a very unique vampire book! And I mean it, it’s very different; this trilogy so far is something else! I don’t know why, but I’m so amazed and I feel happy; the first two books have brought me so much joy! Vampire/supernatural/fantasy books are one of my favourite genres and not all are as unique as this. One thing I really liked was the different POVs, I always love when authors do this! I love, love, love knowing what’s going through all the characters minds!

I was hooked from the very first page and was devastated when I finished it and now I’m desperately waiting for the next book!! I NEED IT NOW! LIKE right NOW~ haha *cries* I wish I had a time traveler thingy so I could just hop into the future to read the next book! Gahhh!

Sooo, V Games: Fresh from the Grave, starts off exactly where the first book ended. Selena escaped Raskdød, she’s currently in the middle of the North Sea on a yacht, with no fuel, no food or water and only static when she tries to call the coastguard. If someone doesn’t rescue her she’ll probably die. She’s at the point where she would rather be back on Raskdød with the Helsings than on a yacht in the middle of no where…  Sure enough, a boat sails up with a man, named Ulvic, who comes to her aid, and he knows exactly who she is and while Selena doesn’t know if she can really trust him but she doesn’t have much of a choice since staying on the yacht means death so, she takes her chance with Ulvic on his catamaran. Ulvic actually has his own island Skorpa, which he takes Selena to. Here she meets Ulvic’s werewolves, Reason and Mekiah! I thought the werewolves were a nice addition!  I know werewolves were in the first book, but they didn’t really have a role until now.

Selena has a crazy plan to save Varick, she and Ulvic go all the way back to Raskdød. Which in my opinion was a bad idea, I would never, ever go back there :c … Selena finds herself competing in the games once again, and while this time she has an idea of what to expect, she finds that the Helsings have raised the stakes with a whole new version of the games, on a whole new island, the Isle of Lidelse! Also, this time it’s huge, luxury hotel, casino, strip club, hot springs spa even the V Experience where you can actually kill vampires plus of course the games themselves. And let me tell you, IT IS BRUTAL! I thought the games in Book 1 were bad, these are sooo much worse! 

This is novel two; so I definitely don’t want to ruin or spoil anything… Mhmm, maybe I kinda did spoil a few things buuuut, I mean, its soo hard for me to not tell you everything!! Oh and the cliffhanger; WoWW, WOOW, WOW! There were many things in this novel took that I was definitely not expecting. I absolutely love this world the author created. I love every aspect of this series; it’s entertaining, action-packed, fast-paced, adrenaline pumping, intense and super twisted. 

I cannot wait until the next novel is released. I highly recommend this series!!

Check out my review of book 1: V Games by Caroline Peckham

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~Author Bio~

Caroline PeckhamCaroline Peckham is the author of The Rise of Isaac Series and upcoming V Games Trilogy.

Caroline lives in the south-east of London with her best friend and a little rescue cat. When she’s not writing, she’s binging Netflix shows, going to the gym or at the pub pretending to be cool.

She adores her fans and loves to hear from them personally. She’d love for you to reach out to her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Twitter | Facebook | Website | Goodreads

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Happy Reading!

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Posted by on December 18, 2017 in Ana's Bookshelf, ARC, Review

 

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{Review} V Games by Caroline Peckham


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V Games by Caroline Peckham

(The V Games, #1)

Kindle, 336 pages
Published: October 30th 2017

~Rating: 4/5 stars~

Goodreads

LAST ONE TO THE GRAVE, WINS.

Being a killer wasn’t what eighteen year old Selena Grey ever expected she’d become. But with her stepfather’s blood fresh on her hands, she finds herself walking into an eight by six prison cell where she’ll live out the next twenty five years of her life.

Or so she thought…

When a man as beautiful as he is terrifying walks into the prison, Selena is the only one seemingly unaffected by his charms. But Varick’s impossibly dark eyes are trained on her and her alone, frightening Selena of what his presence forewarns. It’s not long before she finds out as she wakes on a ship in the dead of night, a captive of the forbidding Varick who seems more beast than man.

But when she arrives at a barren and isolated island in the stormy north sea, she soon realizes that the obnoxious Varick may be her only hope of survival. Because, in a place where polar night reigns for the next six months, a powerful and cruel family are about to start this year’s season of the V Games. And Selena is marked to participate in the blood sport, hunted by ravenous vampires and surviving the harsh terrain of the bleak island. And, not only that, but Selena just became the highest bid on contestant in a century…Find out why in Book 1 of the V Games Series


~Review~


*a copy was provided by the author*

Wow! I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, I mean I’ve read a lot of vampire books in the past and they’re all pretty similar. But this, this was quiet a surprise; this is a very unique vampire book! And I can’t wait for what the author has in store for the rest of this series!

I felt like the first few chapters were kind of slow, but I’m happy I continued.

Selena – our main character is a convicted murderer. She finds herself kidnapped along with her cellmate and 22 other young female prisoners, (24 in total) to take part in the V Games. These games are an age-old tradition, that hunters created. Years after the hunter/vampire wars, vampires were weakened. And now instead of the Helsings just hunting vampires, they torture them; they are kept hungry and controlled with capsules of silver embedded in their necks and then are released when the Helsings allow it, (the Helsings? Oh yeah, we are definitely thinking of the same Helsings, the Van Helssings.) and put on the island with the prisoners. The V Games is a twisted game of survival against abused and starving vampires. They have to survive a week on an island, with challenges and hungry vampires that hunt them. The winner of the games gets to go home with a clean record.

The V Games was a riveting read, the whole aspect of the book was really amazing; I loved the different challenges and such. Although, this story is similar to The Hunger Games, it is different and the whole concept is very distinct. I thought it was well-written and Caroline Peckham did a great job at making it her own.

Fast pace, action, vampires, romance, what more could you want? This book is perfect and I highly recommend it.


~Author Bio~


Caroline PeckhamCaroline Peckham is the author of The Rise of Isaac Series and upcoming V Games Trilogy.

Caroline lives in the south-east of London with her best friend and a little rescue cat. When she’s not writing, she’s binging Netflix shows, going to the gym or at the pub pretending to be cool.

She adores her fans and loves to hear from them personally. She’d love for you to reach out to her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Twitter | Facebook | Website | Goodreads

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Happy Reading!

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Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth


Divergent (Divergent, #1)
 
 
Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
Rating: 3.7/5 Stars
 
 
Description:
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her. Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
 
Review:
Any book that arrives heavily hyped usually has a ton of marketing power behind it. Sure, there are critical reviews to consider, but these days consumers are more aware than ever of the dollars at stake behind book and film negotiations. Which means that there’s a lot of pressure riding on any book to live up to its promise, particularly one that comes from a 23-year-old author who has already landed a 3-book deal and signed away the movie rights. After so many big dollar and wearisome projects such as Halo or Matched, it’s a pleasure to find that every once in awhile, there’s a good reason behind the fanfare. Divergent is the fast-paced, action-packed story of 16-year-old Tris, who comes from one of the five factions in a dystopian Chicago. She must choose one of the factions–Candor (honesty), Abnegation (selflessness), Dauntless (bravery), Amity (peacefulness), or Erudite (intelligence)–to live in and serve for the remainder of her life. Tris makes the decision to leave her old faction, Abenegation, in favor of Dauntless, and the majority of the book focuses on the dangerous trials that the new initiates must endure in order to find out whether they qualify to stay. Failure means living a factionless life–or death. The very concept of the novel, however, asks that readers accept a fairly rigid framework for the story. This idea that human beings would sublimate their natural instincts to live in a society where a single virtue is promoted is pretty farfetched; it reminds me of various Star Trek alien races known for a single prevailing characteristic, but at least they are also usually presented along with certain instincts and behaviors that made sense. The division between the factions here doesn’t really serve much of a purpose, and is simply explained away as people who chose a lifestyle based on differences in philosophy. Even within the factions, the doctrines don’t really hold up under scrutiny–members of Dauntless, for example, are forever indulging in reckless, pointless exercises that are more about posturing than about testing their mettle. But the thing is, the book is really fun to read. Most of the trials are pretty well thought-out, with scene after scene of nerve-wracking physical and mental tests. I liked the interplay between Tris’ fellow initiates, who cautiously bond with each other but also have to look on each other as rivals, and I liked the mysterious and attractive Four, as well as the way her family members’ characters eventually revealed themselves. Tris herself I had a harder time connecting to, as she’s physically very capable but mentally and emotionally it’s more difficult to say whether she belongs on my “butt-kicking heroines” shelf. Some of her actions also ended up being more self-centered than I expected, mostly because I think the author was trying to show the change in Tris’ morphing from Abegnation to Dauntless. But she and Four also make a huge tactical error at a crucial scene late in the book, which negates both Dauntless’ philosophy and their training. I’m also not sure that several of the deaths later in the book had the appropriate emotional impact, though there were several other scenes that made me yelp. Let’s just say that I gave my knife some pretty fishy looks at the dinner table last night. Still, I had a really good time reading this book, and there’s a lot to be said for books that are just plain entertaining. Many of my fellow readers have major issues with the world-building and the plot holes, and I can’t say that I disagree with most of the criticisms I’ve seen. It’s certainly not in the same category as The Hunger Games; it’s closer to light entertainers such as Blood Red Road or Legend, but I think we often do ourselves a disservice when we endlessly make those kinds of comparisons. It’s always important to read with a critical eye–and it’s true that with more attention to detail, this book might have been even better–but I don’t feel that getting hung up on criticism or comparisons should get in the way of enjoying a book when so many of the other elements do work well. For me, the positives of this adventure outweigh the negatives and in the end, Divergent is still loads of fun to read. I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes next!
 
-Kathy @SMBSLT
 
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Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Friend Reviews

 

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The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau


The Testing (The Testing, #1)

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Hardcover
336 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Rating: 5/5 Stars
The Testing (The Testing, #1)

Description:

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same?

The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.

Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies–trust no one.

But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.

Review:

**An ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

 Loved this novel!

 I went into this book eager and excited to learn more about this thing called “The Testing.” Having Cia’s father’s last departing words in the summary piqued my interest, big time. Why can’t you trust anyone?! What’s so dark about being tested to further your education?

I could not wait to dive into this world. I had to hold off for a couple of weeks due to scheduling but once I finally started reading, I couldn’t set it down! School and life demanded my attention so unfortunately, I had to stop reading. But the next minute I was free, I was grabbing this book up again. Needless to say, THE TESTING doesn’t disappoint!
Cia and the 3 other members of her colony are the first chosen candidates from Five Lakes in years. The competition sees them as no threat. The Testing is a series of tests that not only test the candidates’ intellect, but also their character, leadership, ability to work in group, and survive. *cue creepy music* Now, while I can see how some people drew parallels to the HUNGER GAMES, this book has its own flare, spice, and really, its own unique premise. THE TESTING is all about learning who you can and cannot trust, being able to decipher the Testing officials cryptic directions, outsmarting said directions and the other competition, and using the skills and knowledge that has been instilled in you since birth to come out of the Testing alive. This book is a smart book. After reading it and seeing just how brilliant Cia is and her ability to figure out what the Testing officials were actually looking for, I realized I’d probably fail the test. Hard. There are some devious candidates who are willingly to do almost anything to pass the tests. And while the candidates do have to go through a certain test that sees their ability to survive on the ravaged planet, those are the only two ways I would really compare it to The HUNGER GAMES.
To sum everything up: I would definitely recommend this book to all dystopian/post-apocalyptic fans! While there may be some aspects that The HUNGER GAMES fans would enjoy, Joelle Charbonneau has created a unique world with a rigorous and daunting Testing regimen that I don’t think I would even be able to pass. She uses syntax to her and the Testing officials advantage, challenging readers to see if they are paying as careful attention as is required for the candidates to move on to the next round. With a realistic and admirable main character, THE TESTING is sure to keep your attention until the very last sentence. But be careful of who you decide to trust!

Happy Reading!

~Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime~

 

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The Death Cure (Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner


The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3)

The Death Cure (Maze Runner #3)

Hardcover, 325 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Rating:4/5 stars

Description:

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?

Review :

The Death Cure’s end gave us a new hope, didn’t it? A hope for survival. It was plainly obvious to me that WICKED was bad, but in the end, they did (or Chancellor Paige did) one thing good–they transported our Gladers, Group B-ers and the rest of the Munies to the last Paradise on Earth, the last place where they could be free and not ruled by an evil corporation claiming to do good.
I couldn’t help but to smile when I read the last few pages of The Death Cure, though it admittedly was tainted by a frown. The without-a-doubt epic saga concluded with death, and while expecting it to be this way, I did not want it. I did not want a “happy ending” for this story, because after all that Thomas and his friends had been through, there was no possible way for it to end happily. I just wish that the three main characters who died… didn’t have to. Chuck, of course, died during The Maze Runner. He symbolized youth and innocence–2 things that *did* die inside the Gladers by the end of Book One–and it’s hard to smile when youth and innocence die.
Newt and Teresa died in The Death Cure. Newt symbolized friendship and loyalty, even when the whole world went insane. His death did not have me producing tears, for it was a mercy, but he should not have had to die. Shame on WICKED, not on Dashner. Newt wouldn’t have been so Gone had they not made him that way.
Teresa’s death upset me. I couldn’t “see” it coming, but I did feel it coming. I hated her as Thomas did when she betrayed him; loathed her as Thomas did when she tried to convince him that WICKED was good, and that she was sorry. But ultimately, as with Thomas, I forgave her… just in time for her to be crushed by the ceiling of Wicked as the Munies were escaping. Really, though, her death did not quite “surprise” me. Thomas gained closure regarding his previous best friend, and closure is only had in death, be it a metaphorical death or not.
I wanted none of them to die; they did. There is nothing more to say on this count.

The premise of The Death Cure can be defined in three words– death, rebellion, and insanity. Looking at the Flare-ridden world for the first time, it hit home for both Thomas and myself that a cure was needed desperately, but not by WICKED’s means. No “good” company dedicated to the preservation of mankind does everything it had done to the Gladers and Group B.
Besides, I think they were looking for a cure the wrong way (obviously). You can’t torture a cure out of immune kids with memory loss–that just doesn’t work. Really, the way for a cure to be discovered would be to examine the disease, and find a way for it to stop spreading and wreaking the horrific damage.
But on that note, the damage of the Flare confused me. A man-made disease based on controlling population suddenly turns into a pandemic that makes people become crazy zombies? It seems… unlikely.

And based on that hole in the plot, another one sprung out at me–why, exactly, were we readers told that the sun caused the Flare, and then have the information revealed that it was actually mankind? Was this “WICKED telling the kids and Thomas, which is how we know”, or was it just poor writing? I sincerely hope it was the former.

Hey, by-the-by, how exactly did the sun flares fit into all this anyway? Like I just said, everything seemed sun-flare related, and then we were just told that Nope, sorry, we lied. Mankind did it all. Didn’t mean to allude ya. 

By the end, I felt like there were numerous plot holes and misgivings, and this was one of them.

Aside from the fact that I don’t like plot holes, nor do I like characters I like dying, I did not like how it was essentially just Thomas in the third book. Minho (who I absolutely adored), Brenda (who I’m kind of mad at, because the epilogue revealed her to be a kind of traitor) and Jorge were there throughout the book, I guess, but it felt like they were moved to the sidelines a bit, you know?
I did not like the fact that Aris was only mentioned, what, four times total in the ‘Cure? I did not like the fact that Group B suddenly vanished from the plot. I did not like Teresa’s explanation for why they left the WICKED compound in the beginning sans Newt, Thomas and Minho–it made no sense. Also–uh, if lots of brain activity make the Flare get worse inside the killzone, then why, exactly, did Newt not go crazy in the first two books? The sun couldn’t really activate it, since Newt had spent two weeks running a hundred miles in the Scorch to get to the safe-zone, and he didn’t go crazy then. So how exactly *DID HE GO CRAZY?!* It was like “Hey, guess what, Newt, you’ve got the Flare”, and only after this announcement, for no real reason, did Newt go crazy. What do you think–Plot hole? Or the doing of WICKED?

But I did like the book as a whole. James Dashner did a fantastically fantastic job of writing. He made me feel every single experience along with the characters, so that I hurt when they hurt, survived when they survived; I literally felt *everything* they felt, throughout all of the series, which made it so fantastic.

Because of the fact that I did not re-read the first two books before reading this one, I cannot say that I would feel towards The Death Cure what a person who did read all three in a row would feel. This was an excellent ending to the series, I think (again, I wanted happy endings for all, but hey, that just wasn’t feasible), but this view could almost certainly be different for that person. I hope that those of you who read the three books in a row will appreciate them the way I do, but I can only hope for this.

Finally, I mention the irony of the title with the ending of the book. The note Chancellor Paige left to the members of WICKED finalizes the fact that yep, the world’s going to hell, and there was no cure, so only the Munies can survive. (Though I am curious–there is bound to be hundreds more Munies left outside the hidden paradise Thomas and crew inhabit at the end of the Death Cure, so what happens to them? Could there possibly be a spin-off series relating somewhat to this, or to the eventual reunion between the Paradise Munies and the Wasteland Munies [because yeah, undoubtedly there’d be a reunion]? Thus, the only cure for the Flare is death. Ha ha ha. Ah, irony, how we so love you.

-Ana @ SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

 

 
 

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