Review- The Kill Order by James Dashner

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Do this book even need an introduction? Okay for those who don’t know this is a prequel of the Maze Runner trilogy. I may warn you that this post might contain a lot of rambling and a lot of spoilers. That’s because this novel pissed me off in a good way. Seriously.
Let’s begin..

Book blurb

Sun flares have unleashed devastation on the Earth. Mark and Trina were there when it happened
and against the odds they survived.
But now a violent and highly contagious disease is spreading like wildfire. Worse still, it’s mutating, and people are going crazy. Mark and Trina will do anything to save their friends- if only they can avoid madness and stay alive..
*Beware: Spoilers ahead*
At first you might think you are reading the rest of the series. Its fun and thrilling and fast pacing. Yeah, the first three books seemed like this. And this one too was thrilling at first. That’s because I thought Mark was the real name of Thomas and Trina, the real name of Teresa, just because it was a prequel and I thought it might contain the story before they were in maze. The whole book I read imagining Thomas and Teresa. But in the end I get to know what? They are not Thomas and Teresa. They are  different characters who have nothing to do with Thomas Nand Teresa. And I got to know that on the third-last page of the 330 page novel. Guess what my reaction would have been..?


Yes, it was somewhat similar to this. But I don’t blame the book or the author. It was my fault. But in my defense I’d like to say that writing a trilogy telling Thomas’s story made me imagine him in the prequel. Okay, I get it. It was my fault. But I was the victim!
But I think it would have been better of Dashner didn’t include this in the series.
But still it was worth a read.
But it would have been great if I didn’t read that book. Now I know I can’t erase it from my memory but still..
This book follows the journey of four people- Mark, Trina, Lana- former army nurse and Alec- former army officer. They continue their journey through different places discovering that a deadly virus has infected them and slowly eating their brains. Then they find a little girl named Deedee. She is the only person they know who’s immune to the virus. They fight to get to Ashville where there is a hope for finding a cure and taking Deedee to a safe place.
Will they succeed? How many friends will they lose on this journey? Will the virus infect them?
You can find out by reading the book.



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6 thoughts on “Review- The Kill Order by James Dashner”

  1. I also did not like this prequel. I stopped reading it halfway through. At first I thought this story was going to be about what happen to Thomas and Teresa before the Maze, but nope I was wrong. Could we please get to book 4 already?

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