The Kill Order by James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte (Random House)
Release Date: Aug 2012
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Synopsis: In this prequel to the Maze Runner series, we finally get some insight to what happened in the outside world to make WICKED go to such drastic measures. The story was told by Mark, a survivor of the initial solar flares. It not only tells his tale of survival, but of the true reason why WICKED is good.
Characters: As always, James Dashner created amazing and real characters both in Mark and his friends. Just like in the rest of the series, the characters are extremely well developed. When it comes to character development James Dashner has yet to disappoint.
Action: This book, like all the others, was filled with hold your breath action scenes. The action coupled with the ever present mystery of the series made this book very hard to put down.
Romance: There was an undercurrent of romance to this novel that was very helpful to the story. Not only did you feel for both of them, but it made it easier to put yourself into that story by envisioning the events happening to you and someone you love.
Overall: Kill Order was just as great as the rest of the series. Normally, when a series strays from its original characters it is not as good. However, in this case, it made the series ten times better. I think my favorite thing about this book was that it shocked me. The whole series lead you in a totally different direction than what the reality actually was.