By James Dashner
It’s the end of the line.
WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.
Will anyone survive?
What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say.
The truth will be terrifying.
Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all.
The time for lies is over.
The heck did I just read?
When I sit down to read the last book in the series, I expect a somewhat satisfying resolution, not more confusion. I honestly do not understand what happened in this book.
The characters kept boomaranging from one place to the next and ever person seems to be endlessly re-catorgized as Friend! Foe! every single damn chapter. Usually I don’t have a hard time following what I read, but I could not keep track of all these random characters and whether they were good or bad.
Now let’s talk about that ending. If they had this whole secret place where these kids can live and presumably breed to create people immune to the Flare, why not do that in the first place? Or why not put one group there and take one group to work on a cure for the Flare. That ending pretty much rendered the whole point of the series null.
Luckily there’s a prequel now. Hopefully that will make up for this stunning lack of a resolution. Though I half-wondered if the author only wrote that in response to the backlash he got for such a mess of a series closer.