Review : The Kill Order by James Dashner

Author : James Dashner
Publisher : Chicken House
Published : January 2013
Genre : Young Adult, Fantasy Dystopia, Science Fiction, Post Appocalypse
Status : Gift from Michelle


Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease.

Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next.

Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.

Mark and Trina are convinced there’s a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they’re determined to find it—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.

My Story

I read The Maze Runner (the first book in the series) at January 2012. At the same year, I read The Scorch Trials (the second book). Six months later i read The Death Cure (the last book). I like this story. This series made me want another dystopia. So dark and depressed and i love it =P

When I heard about this sequel, I'm so happy because I love the story. I waited to read this book for a years. Before i got the book at 2014, I'm afraid I will never read it. Because this book didn't translated to Indonesia language, yet. I don't know how to buy it at online bookshop who ship international because I don't have a credit card. And it expensive for me to buy it in local bookstore.

A year later for the first time, I won an International Giveaway \(^_^)/ Thanks a lot Michelle @ Michelle Chew Writes :* Because I'm feel amazing, I don't know what will i choose. But my bestie mas Jun @ Story Eater Tales suggested me to request The Kill Order. At 2014 I got the book that I'm waiting for.


For the book that I'm waiting for a long time to have and read, I'm disappointed.

Mark and Trina save from Sun Flares. The first time I heard their name, I think they are Thomas's Parents. But they are not. Because they just a teenage boy and girl. And they are not get married after Sun Flares destroy everything. I mean not everything. They are still live and people too. But most of citizen is burned and death. But Mark and Trina met the little girl. Her name is Dee Dee. I can't understand why it can be happened. People die but Dee Dee is save and sound.

The next thing that happen is The Kill Order. Berg is coming with five-inch-long dart that shoot to whoever can be target. Confused? Of course, because they thinked Berg came to send some help. But the fact is they come to kill, like they need more people to die. One of Mark's friends is shouted. They tried to save him while Mark and Alec tried to enter the Berg.

Matk leave Trinda for find information about what really happened to them and ready to die for. I think Mark and Alec is brave. But stupid in the same time. They can run to be protected but they came to something that wnat they die.

But they got a bit information about Post Flare Coalition. Bit, not much. This book is full of Mark and Trina's adventure. I can say that James tells it with detail. So clear. Detail makes me like the series.

But this book doesn't tell what i wanna want to read. Want to know what I want? I eant James Dashner tell me about Wicked. Use Wicked's POV and tlel what happen from the other side. In the Maze Runner Trilogy, we read from Thomas's POV. from Galder's POV.

Like what Teresa says to us. Wicked is good. But what makes Wicked is good?

This story is telling what happened 13 years before Thomas send to Glade. So before i read the book, I think James Dashner will tell me how Wicked was build.

Big part of the story tell about sacrifice to keep alive. James Dashner used Mark's dreams to tell the flashback when the sun flare came. The timeline never makes me confuse about time. I know exactly what happened in the past and what happened in this time. I talk about it with my cousin about the flashback. Mark's dream is like come to be continue. It is imposible. I never dream about something that cut in last night and continue in another night. Though Mark's dream is what happened to him in the past.

But though I can't believe it, I like it.

At least this book told about Flare. Virus VC321xb47 is mean for kill people. What make me think hard is this virus gives a different effect to different person.

Is the virus change? I don't know. But some people die for the second, some people life for couple weeks. And some person is immune! How it could be? People die and some person is fine? Curious? Me too.

Who is immune is Dee Dee. A Little girl feel nothing. Mark and friends save her. People leaved her because they think Dee Dee is abnormal because she is not sick at all. You know who is she? Yes you are. Dee Dee is Teresa Agnes.

But you can feel regret that Mark and Trina didn't meet Thomas. So what can Teresa and Thomas go to Glade? No one know except James Dasner. This book didn't mention about Wicked.

Back to Flare. After years, Flare still life and infected everyone with easy way.  Maybe it a reason why Wicked was build to. Wicked is good, isn't it?

I hope I will get more detail about Wicked and Flare in the ebook The Maze Runner Files. I hope 70 pages is enough.

But James Dashner have one more book that will release September this year. I hope i will not waiting for a long time. I hope Fever Code will raise after Kill Order made me free fall.

By the way, it's the first time I wrote book review in English. Feel free to say what you think :D yeah, I know, my English is so bad XD

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