Teaser Tuesday: The Death Cure by James Dashner

A few weeks ago I began reading The Maze Runner series. My daughter had spoken about this series and her wish to read it so when I came across a copy, I picked it up for her. As she was in the process of writing exams, I decided to open the novel and begin reading. From the first pages, I became engrossed in the story of the Maze that James Dashner had created.

This morning I began the third novel in the series: The Death Cure. The teaser comes from the first chapter and continues from where the second novel ends:

“The rage crept in. Like a shivering rat looking for a spot of warmth, a crumb of food. And with every passing day came an increasing anger so intense that Thomas sometimes caught himself shaking uncontrollably before he reeled the fury back in and pocketed it. He didn’t want it to go away for good; he only wanted to store it and let it build. Wait for the right time, the right place, to unleash it. WICKED had done all this to him. WICKED had taken his life and those of his friends and were using them for whatever purposes they deemed necessary. No matter the consequences.” (p2-3, Delacorte Press, USA, 2011)

I look forward to reading the rest of Thomas’s story. The first two books in the series enthralled me and this one looks to be as good.

What are you reading this week? Feel free to share a few sentences from the book in the comments. 

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

(This post is linked to Miz B’s Teaser Tuesdays at Books and a Beat)

18 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: The Death Cure by James Dashner

  1. This series has just been added to my TBR list. Thank you very much, Colline.
    I am reading ‘The Brotherhood’ by Daithi Kavanagh. It is the second book in the Tadgh Sullivan series; set in Ireland, starring a detective who wants justice, even if it doesn’t always suit his superiors.


  2. Haven’t heard of this one Colline. I’m reading The Dirty Dust, an Irish classic written in Gaelic and just now translated into English. A bit of a slog but hoping it improves! Just finished A Man Called Ove which was quite spectacular. Have you read it?


    1. It is. If you are to start with the second, or even the third, you would not understand the core reason for some of the characters’ choices.


  3. I’m not entirely sure this is one for me but your story just proves that it is worth giving a book a go before deciding – the number of books I’ve picked up simply because they are at hand, and enjoyed are too numerous to count but I don’t do it often enough these days.

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  4. Sounds like a series that captivate from the start Colline.
    Sure you will enjoy the follow ups, usually the follow up put me off a little, as it appears the authors enthusiasm becomes half spent in latter writings.

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  5. I love that you dug into this one before your daughter! I have yet to read this one, but I have really enjoyed the other books in The Maze Runner series. I wonder what is in store for Thomas next? Enjoy! 🙂


    1. I read the Divergent series as well as The Hunger Games before her. I knew she would love them so I recommended them to her. Of course, she loved them and wanted her own copies 🙂
      Thomas is such a strong character and certainly experiences a lot of obstacles. You definitely need to read this one!


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