Skip to main content

The Kill Order

The Kill Order is the YA dystopian horror prequel to James Dashner’s Maze Runner series.

I know I’ve taken my time on this one, a bit. After being very into The Maze Runner, then slightly less enchanted with The Scorch Trials and quite a bit irritated with The Death Cure – I became quite sure there was no need for me to reenter this world that had disappointed me.

Yet… here I am. And, I have to say, it was much better than I expected.

A brief synopsis, if you will:

When the sun flares hit the earth and the world as we know it changed forever – Mark and Trina were there.

Just as they’ve reached a point where survival seems to be getting a little easier – just when the horrifying memories of those early days of terror aren’t the only thing on their minds – it begins.

A disease that seems to mutate, change and worsen – a disease of the mind, causing rage and insanity – seems to be spreading across the landscape of what is left of the United States.

Hoping to find a cure, to survive yet again, Mark and Trina fight to stay alive…

The Kill Order is a creepy, suspenseful and action-packed prequel. It focuses on what I didn’t like about The Death Cure – this virus. Yet it managed to make me more accepting – and realize just how disturbing James Dashner manages to make it.

I did quickly come to care for Mark, Trina and their friends – and then all hell broke loose.

The Kill Order is violent, gory and most definitely a horror novel in the sense of people going bonkers in only the worst of ways. *shudders*

This is not a happy book by any means, but it is an interesting, good, quick read that put the Maze Runner series in a different perspective in my eyes.

I just wonder if I reread the books – now knowing how it would turn out – if I’d like the conclusion better. I don’t know.

But The Kill Order was certainly not boring and I do not regret reading it at all.

Plus, I now might be a tad more willing to try Dashner's new series...

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Real Live Boyfriends

Real Live Boyfriends is a YA contemporary novel by E. Lockhart, and the fourth novel in the Ruby Oliver quartet.

Here we are on the last day of “Ruby Oliver Week” and if you aren’t already reading these books – well, why not?

But I’m more than sure most of you are – and hopefully you’re all caught up, and therefore not at risk of being spoiled by my review of Real Live Boyfriends. You’ve been warned!

Ruby Oliver is beginning her senior year of high school with a real live boyfriend: Noel.

At least she thought she was.

After having spent the rest of junior year and the beginning of summer being fully in love (okay, they never actually said the word, but the vibes were strongly in that direction), Ruby is now confused.

Again.

When Noel went to visit his brother in New York for a while, almost every day they talked on the phone and exchanged funny emails. She never once felt insecure.

Until all of a sudden – communication stopped. Ruby would call and he wouldn’t answer. She’d leave a voice mai…

Interview with Joanna Philbin!

Today we have an extra special guest! Joanna Philbin, author of The Daughters series, is here to tell us about the fourth and (*sniff*) final book in the series - The Daughters Join the Party - as well as answer some other questions!

Welcome to the Bibliophile Support Group, Joanna! We're happy to have you!

So, for anybody who hasn't read the first three books in The Daughters series (read my reviews here: The Daughters, The Daughters Break the Rules, The Daughters Take the Stage) can you give everybody a general idea of what they're about?

Lizzie, Carina, and Hudson are best friends who are normal fourteen year-old girls in almost every way. Except for one: each girl has a parent who is incredibly famous. And her parent’s fame complicates her life in a big way. Lizzie’s mom is a supermodel, but Lizzie isn’t what most people would call “beautiful” – in fact, she’s what most people might call “unusual-looking.” How do you deal with having a supermodel mother when you don’t …

#YAStandsFor Daily Social Challenge... Day 5!

In my final day of participating in the I Read YA Week celebration (you can keep partying, it goes on through Monday!), I found myself presented with a new challenge of: Create a graphic showcasing an inspirational YA quote.

I'm not super tech savvy and I've never created a graphic before. But with just a little Google searching and a download of an app, I was able to create this:


Thanks for joining me this week! I hope you all enjoyed it! Please follow or subscribe for notifications of new posts and reviews upcoming on the Bibliophile Support Group!

#YAStandsFor
@IReadYA