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The Kill Order (maze Runner, Prequel)

by James Dashner

Random House Children's Books | August 14, 2012 | Hardcover

The Kill Order (maze Runner, Prequel) is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.

Read the fourth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. The first book, The Maze Runner, is now a major motion picture featuring the star of MTV''s Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster and the second book, The Scorch Trials, will soon be a movie that hits theaters September 18, 2015! Also look for James Dashner’s newest novels, The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in the Mortality Doctrine series.
 
They thought the end came in a flash.
 
Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth, killing most of the population.
 
The worst is yet to come.
 
Mark and Trina were there when it happened. They survived. But now a virus is spreading. A virus that fills humans with murderous rage.
 
There is no cure. No escape.
 
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 end is only the beginning.
 
Praise for the Maze Runner series:
 
"[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 writingfast-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

[STAR] “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

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.62 × 5.87 × 1.24 in

Published: August 14, 2012

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385742886

ISBN - 13: 9780385742887

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from James Dashner has done it again! There’s jut something about James Dashner’s writing that sucks you in and doesn’t let up until that last page is read. The Kill Order was no different. There’s a lot of fast-paced action with a similar purpose as The Maze Runner, survival. Before the Gladers ever came to be, there was Mark. He was there when the sun flares dropped from the sky burning everything in sight, including human flesh. As gruesome as that sounds, there were a lot of scenes which were too horrible to picture. I don’t want to spoil it, but once you read these parts, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Apart from the gruesome scenes, the plot moves fast. Mark tries to find out the truth behind the people who shot his village with a virus, rescuing his best friend, and most importantly, trying to stay sane when the virus starts to claim him. His battle between his normal conscious self, to the violent crazy self was intense. You can tell it takes a toll on him but he’s strong enough to fight it. The description says a lot about Trina, his best friend, but she was hardly in the story to begin with. The romance was cute, not too cheesy and too winded. There was a lot going on so I’m glad it wasn’t the main focus. The viewpoints change from the past to the present. It bothered me a tiny bit, just because there was such a break in the story. I would rather have liked it better if it was one continuous story-line. It would have flowed better in my opinion. James Dashner has done it again, and I can’t wait what else he has in store for us.
Date published: 2014-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME PREQUEL --slight spoiler-- James Dashner did it again! The Kill Order was just as good as the others, and it really was creative. Although I would have wanted to learn more about Thomas' pre-Glade life, this suited me just fine. The novel took place 13 years prior to Thomas entering the Glade, and it demonstrated how complex a problem the sickness really was (which wasn't known while reading the Maze Runner trilogy). I loved Mark's flashbacks describing what exactly happened when the sunflares first struck, and it was extremely interesting having the novel narrated in the perspective of a Crank, one who was infected with the Flare. I was on edge the ENTIRE book and was just so captivated in this novel. I hope there is another book after this prequel, because it ended off as a cliffhanger. I loved how it had a bittersweet ending and that the book was not at all predictable. Loved this book-- just awesome.
Date published: 2012-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fabulous prequel to Maze Runner Series The Good Stuff fast paced non stop action - you are constantly on the edge of your seat Intriguing male protagonist Nice dark humour Love the relationship between Mark and Alec - most of the best scenes involved the two of them Will break your heart at times adore Dashner's writing style, he is one of those gifted storytellers whom I admire Good tie in to the Maze Runner series, really gives a good back-story to the series I know its not really important - but I love the cover! Very much highlights the willpower that humans have to live no matter what I dare you not to fall in love with Alec Fabulous ending if there is going to be another prequel - and if there isn't Mr Dashner I just may have to slap you (BTW you were totally adorable at BEA and I have a mad geek crush on you now) The Not So Good Stuff intense and hard to read at times - so much death and mentions young children - I am such a pansy but any mentions of death or abuse of children sickens me and had to put book down for a while Could have used a wee bit more character development not a lot of hope in this one my friends - not a bad thing, but its something I prefer Favorite Quotes/Passage ``The girl loved to read like no one else, and she was making up for the months they spent literally running for their lives. when books were few and far behind. The digital kind were all long gone, as far as Mark could guess - wiped away when the computers and servers all fried. Trina read the old-school paper kind. Òh, I`m good. Seriously, after all these years, you`d think I would stop amazing myself. But here I am, still doing it.`` ``Crazy buggers is right - I was hoping they`d all die in the fire.`Mark said it before realizing how terrible it sounded. But the side of him that wanted to survive at all costs - that had become ruthless over the last year - knew it was the truth.`` Who Should/Shouldn't Read Obviously fans of the Maze Runner series will lap it up Those who haven`t read this will be intrigued enough to read the rest of the series Good for reluctant YA readers If you like dystopian or post apocalyptic fiction, pretty sure you will like this 4.25 Dewey's I received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review
Date published: 2012-08-14
Rated out of 5 by from Going to be sick
Date published: 2012-06-30

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The Kill Order (maze Runner, Prequel)

by James Dashner

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.62 × 5.87 × 1.24 in

Published: August 14, 2012

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385742886

ISBN - 13: 9780385742887

About the Book

Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the Earth and mankind fell to disease. "The Kill Order" is the story of that fall.

From the Publisher

Read the fourth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. The first book, The Maze Runner, is now a major motion picture featuring the star of MTV''s Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster and the second book, The Scorch Trials, will soon be a movie that hits theaters September 18, 2015! Also look for James Dashner’s newest novels, The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in the Mortality Doctrine series.
 
They thought the end came in a flash.
 
Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth, killing most of the population.
 
The worst is yet to come.
 
Mark and Trina were there when it happened. They survived. But now a virus is spreading. A virus that fills humans with murderous rage.
 
There is no cure. No escape.
 
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 end is only the beginning.
 
Praise for the Maze Runner series:
 
"[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

[STAR] “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

About the Author

James Dashner is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, and The Kill Order, as well as The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in the Mortality Doctrine series. Dashner was born and raised in Georgia, but now lives and writes in the Rocky Mountains. To learn more about James and his books, visit JamesDashner.com, follow @jamesdashner on Twitter, and find dashnerjames on Instagram.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Maze Runner series:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series
A USA Today Bestseller
A Book Sense Bestseller
An Indie Next List Selection
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
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