15 Aug 2015

The Kill Order (The Maze Runner #0.5) by James Dashner

The Kill Order (The Maze Runner #0.5) by James Dashner

Goodreads Synopsis
The Kill Order (The Maze Runner #0.5) by James Dashner

Goodreads Synopsis
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.

This one isn't getting a full review because I am angry that I spent my time, energy, and money on this. 

I thought for SURE there would be some ANSWERS about why The Maze Runner happened and maybe a bit of the formation of WICKED and how they decided to do what they did, but NOTHING. Some of my world building questions were answered but not enough of them because I was left with even more questions. Explains the very beginnings of the situation but doesn't get close enough to the start of where the series starts to make it really connect to it. And because we are introduced to EVEN MORE CHARACTERS, I am left with EVEN MORE FREAKING QUESTIONS. 

I still think Dashner had no idea what to do after The Maze Runner and wrote the rest of the books as he went along to try and make a full story. Then he realized "oh shit I don't have all my plot holes covered, better write a prequel that will confuse the readers even more!" 

Overall: 3/5 stars. A good read if you want to know more about the world, but not necessary for the series imo.

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