The Kill Order
By James Dashner
The Kill Order is the prequel to James Dashner’s popular Maze Runner Trilogy. The basic storyline follows from sun flares scorching the earth and making it uninhabitable and the lives of Mark, Trina, Alec and others as they fight to survive in the aftermath. It follows through as a devious plan to kill off a portion of the remaining population is revealed. There is some possible thought-provoking discussion with the population control plot, however on the whole I didn’t find this book nearly is good as the rest of the series. But while it was not my favorite YA read of the year, I do think it may be popular with fans of the series, boys and reluctant readers. Readers who enjoy video games may also enjoy this book because of the storyline and the fact that it reads almost like an action-packed video game.