The Kill Order

The Kill Order

eBook - 2012
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The fourth book in the blockbuster phenomenon MAZE RUNNER SERIES now features chapters from The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated conclusion to the series—the novel that finally reveals how the maze was built! Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth, killing most of the population. Mark and Trina were there when it happened. They survived. But now a virus is spreading. A virus that fills humans with murderous rage. They're convinced that there's a way to save those who are left— 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. The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf , Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure , will hit screens in 2018. Also look for James Dashner's edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series! Praise for the Maze Runner series: A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series A USA Today Bestseller A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies , The Hunger Games , and Lost . "—EW.com "Wonderful action writing —fast-paced ...but smart and well observed." — Newsday "[A] nail-biting must-read." — Seventeen.com "Breathless, cinematic action. "— Publishers Weekly " Heart pounding to the very last moment."— Kirkus Reviews " Exclamation-worthy. "— Romantic Times "James Dashner's illuminating prequel [ The Kill Order ] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series."— Shelf Awareness , Starred " Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book."- Deseret News
Publisher: [S.I.] : Random House Children's Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780307979117
Branch Call Number: OverDrive eBook
Additional Contributors: Overdrive Inc

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pradeepsharma
Jan 03, 2017

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DBRL_KrisA Nov 26, 2016

When I started reading the book, I kept waiting for the characters from the original trilogy to show up. Who are these people, Mark and Trina? Where's Thomas and the other Gladers? Of course, if I'd just read the book jacket, I'd have realized that this is a prequel; all the events in this book happen long before the Maze Runner events.

I really enjoyed the original trilogy, but didn't care for this one as much. It seems like Dashner's whole plan for this book was to throw Mark and the others into crisis scenario after crisis scenario. And so much violence, especially after the virus starts making everyone go crazy. So, not just protecting-our-territory violence, but crazy, smashing-someone's-head-into-a-wall-because-why-not violence. Over and over again.
The book does have some redeeming qualities: we get to find out what happened right after the solar flares that started the whole thing, for instance. And Mark and Trina's kinda sorta romance is sweet.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 13, 2016

The Kill Order is a prequel to the Maze Runner series and follows a group who survived the sun flares together and discover the disease later known as the Flare. Not being the biggest fan of the Maze Runner series, I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I did. The story is more grounded in reality than the Maze Runner series and the characters seem a lot more relatable in this book compared to the rest of the series. Without spoiling anything, the story is reminiscent of The Last of Us game, which is great because The Last of Us had an amazing story, as does this book. The Kill Order does a great job of finding its place in the Maze Runner universe and the story does a great job of leading up to the original series. The characters are great, the atmosphere is on point and the ending is probably the best out of all the books in the series because it will change the way you look at the other books.
- @Fulton of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

This book wasn't that bad in comparison to the rest of the series. The rest were kind of monstrous, if anyone knows what I mean. The whole idea of "you know who" (to those having read the book) being Deedee was kind of horrifying. I mean, the age difference should be huge between "person" and Thomas? Things get too complicated when your ships all sink under the weight of information writers and authors throw at us. The helicopter stuff was a bit too confusing to read. I find that I tend to read a lot faster in intense parts of books, which gives me less process time and a lot can often be forgotten. But I think that as long as I have the plot, it should all be okay. 4.5/5 stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

AL_LESLEY Nov 10, 2016

I actually liked this one! Not a huge fan of the Maze Runner trilogy, I didn't have high hopes for this prequel but I found myself enjoying the new characters, the structure of the narrative and the action. In this book you don't have the violence for the sake of violence. The characters have a bit more personality and though not much is revealed concerning the mysteries that the maze runner books left behind, the story is all together more satisfying.

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susan_findlay
Oct 01, 2016

I actually enjoyed this book more than the original trilogy - likely because there's more character development (which the original trilogy couldn't avoid lacking since the characters had no memories).
I found the flashbacks to escaping the sun flares even more interesting than the "present day" plotline, but both were compelling.

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AganethaT
Aug 11, 2016

i loved this book. it was amazing so muck action and blood

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Yassi2004
Aug 05, 2016

The kill order is a very good ending to the maze runner seiries. In the kill order the book takes you back in time to when the Flare has just struck. I would recommend the whole maze runner series to anyone who like science fiction mixed with a lot of action.

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Jun 21, 2016

Mark kills a crank. Then he kills another crank. Then he fights a bunch but doesn't manage to kill them. Fights another one and oh look! A flashback of him killing MORE cranks. Boring and monotonous, I did not enjoy this book.

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Luminous_0
May 10, 2016

Wow.

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SoftFire
Mar 26, 2016

Not a terribly interesting read. Just a series of fight and flights without any release except when main character dreams. Those were the best parts of the book and there are only a handful of them. At the end it was like, what's the point? None of the characters were really likable and based on the way people treated each other (sick or not) it seemed like humanity had already been wiped out. There was nothing left to save.

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Duck_man
Mar 22, 2017

Violence: Lots of violence

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Jun 21, 2016

Violence: The entire book is him fighting. Not extremely gory descriptions but I wouldn't recommend it for under 12

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allen6to7
Jan 23, 2015

Other: Fancyness Dashner is Fancy

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JihadiConservative
Apr 15, 2013

Violence: the whole book is violence

Dimmu16 Sep 13, 2012

Violence: A lot of Violence. But you can`t write a book about the end of the world without Violence.

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supertristan1
Aug 10, 2015

An amazing book that i recomend to others. Even though its not the best at the start it gets way better in the end.

Dimmu16 Sep 13, 2012

Follows the story of How Mark and Trina survived the Sun Flares and a year later where they are now faced with The Flare.

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Aug 10, 2015

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irish505050 Jun 05, 2015

"What virus do you think it is anyway"-Mark the kill order

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