The Kill Order by James Dashner

Posted August 28, 2015 by karenbaron in Adventure, Death, Dystopia, Fiction, Review, Science Fiction, Series, Teen, Young Adult / 0 Comments

The Kill Order by James DashnerThe Kill Order by James Dashner
Series: Maze Runner #0.5
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on August 14th 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 327
Format: Kindle
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The prequel to the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series.
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.

My take on this book: Okay so I have never read this series before but I decided to read the prequel and the other books after I was done watching the first movie. And holy fudge this story is really good. I loved how we are able to see what happened to the world after the sun flare killed mostly everyone off and what the world looks like.

Granted we get most of that information from Mark but it’s still pretty good. I know that some people say not to read this book until after I read the other books but I wanted to read it first because I wanted to know what happened before Thomas entered the Glade.

Mr. James Dashner is a really good author and I am quite pleased to finally get to read this series now. I loved all the characters that Mark and Trina knew in the book and was sad to know with what happened to each and every single one of them. **SPOILER*** I know that some people have their ideas that Mark and Trina are Thomas’s parents but I don’t see how that is possible after the second to last chapter before we met little Thomas. Plus I’m not convinced that Deedee could be the young Teresa. I guess no one would really figure it out.

Anyways I am going to give this book five stars. Many of you would probably be wondering with why I took so long with this book and why I am giving it five butterflies. The reason it took me so long is because I have had a lot of recent developments happening around me that needed my attention at times but I will still be here. The reason I gave this book a five stars is mostly because it held my attention the whole time, when I wasn’t reading it I was wondering with what was going on for Mark and Trina and their friends along with the fact that Mr. James Dashner was captivating me from the first chapter in the book.

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About James Dashner

James Dashner was born and raised in Georgia but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, and The Kill Order. His newest series is The Mortality Doctrine: The Eye of Minds, The Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives.