Genre: Science Fiction
RAC Book: Yes
Thomas is back in the third and final installment of The Maze Runner series. Thomas begins in solitary confinement where he is tortured for several weeks before he is told what the final plan for WICKED will be. He is reunited with the friends that are still alive, but the organization wants to give them their memories back and he believes this is somehow a trap. He refuses and must escape with Minho and Newt. Once they escape to the real world they find that the Flare is much more advanced than they realized and worry that it will be impossible to find a cure in time to save mankind. When WICKED informs Thomas he must turn himself in for one final test in order to save the human race he reluctantly agrees, but what is he agreeing to?
Much like the rest of this series, there are many twists and turns and no easy answers. The characters act with bravery and fear to help them navigate these difficult situations. Readers will learn more about the truth behind WICKED’s evil plans, but not everything is revealed and that is okay because readers know enough to piece together what happened before the series began. The ending is believable, acceptable, and satisfying without going over the top. The finale of this trilogy is so strong is makes the first two novels even stronger, which is a feat in itself.