Book Review: The Kill Order by James Dashner

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Science Fiction

Age Recommended: 12 and up

Okay, so there are definitely more than three books in this series, which I didn’t expect because this series was called the Maze Runner Trilogy, but they’re spin-offs and origin stories, more than a continuation of the trilogy. This book was pretty good, given that all of the characters were new, and I really liked the idea behind it.

Thirteen years earlier.

Solar flares have just begun to attack the Earth. An entire village has been shot by darts. People are dying quickly, and the others are slowly going insane from some indescribable rage. The darts have unleashed a virus and nobody knows how to combat it.

Mark’s entire city has been ravaged by this virus. Only he and a few others have escaped, and are trying to get to a safe haven. Mark has a little girl with him, who seems as if she is immune to this virus. He believes that getting her to a government safe haven would help the government find a cure for the virus.

However, when he finds government files pertaining to the darts, he quickly realizes that this is some sort of warped Holocaust, meant to kill off a large portion of the population so that the rest can survive. Mark learns along the way that the virus has actually been spread through most of the nation and that people now have a name for this virus: the Flare.

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: The Kill Order (Maze Runner, Book Four; Origin) (The Maze Runner Series)

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