Wednesday, March 18, 2015

[Review]: The Kill Order by James Dashner

Title: The Kill Order
Author: James Dashner
Series: The Maze Runner Prequel
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: August 14, 2012

Summary: Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease.

Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.

Mark and Trina are convinced there’s a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they’re determined to find it—if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you’re worth more dead than alive.

Thoughts: I recently start reading The Maze Runner series. I really enjoyed the first book and loved the movie. Since The Kill Order is a prequel I thought I'd read it before moving on to the rest of the books. It was a good read, action packed. The Prequel tells the story of Mark, Trina and their group after the sun flares. But for me, it was a bit disappointing too. I was really hoping we'd learn more about the gladers before the events in The Maze Runner. I can't wait to dive into the the rest of the series.

Score: 3 Stars

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The Maze Runner:
The Killer Order (Prequel)
The Maze Runner
The Scorch Trials
The Death Cure

Upcoming Releases:
The Game of Lives (The Mortality Doctrine 3)- November 17, 2015
The Fever Code (The Maze Runner #0.6)- 2016

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