Title: The Kill Order
Author: James Dashner
Genre: Young Adult; Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Source: Review copy from publisher
Before The Maze. Before WICKED. Before Thomas was Thomas. Solar flares wreaked havoc on the world, decimating organized society as we know it. Mark and his band of survivors have made it from New York City to the mountains of North Carolina. But one day everything changes. People start getting sick. And Mark and the others go looking for answers.
After finishing The Death Cure earlier this month, I was happy knowing my time with its world wasn’t done. Unfortunately, The Kill Order doesn’t quite live up to the rest of the series.
I really enjoyed the parts of the story that explained what happened to Mark after the solar flares, told in dream flashbacks. But the main story, which takes place a year later and starts with the outbreak of The Flare left me unimpressed. And in the end, I still had many questions about this world – questions I thought this book would answer.
I also spent the entire book waiting to see how these new characters were related to the main characters in the series only to be disappointed when there is no connection at all. That is not a spoiler. I am simply saving you from that same disappointment.
If you’ve read The Maze Runner series, this one is worth reading, but lower your expectations a bit before starting it.