Book Review

Book Review: The Kill Order

The Kill Order
By James Dashner

My Edition:
Paperback, 343 pages
2012, Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780385742894

The Kill Order is the prequel to the Maze Runner trilogy and it touches on the aftermath of the sun flares, and the beginning of the virus that became known as The Flare. Mark and Trina survived the deadly flares, but when their small community is attacked, a deadly virus breaks out and now the must survive that while searching for answers. 

What I liked:
This book is short and easy to read. Unfortunately, those are the only merits I found.

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Book Review: The Death Cure

The Death Cure
By James Dashner

My edition:
Paperback, 324 pages
2011, Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780385738781

Considering that I’m really not going to discuss the details of the plot here to avoid spoilers for anyone who hasn’t read the first two books, The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials, I figured I’d just do a mini review. The Death Cure is the finale to the series and starts right up where book two leaves off. As usual, I enjoy Dashner’s cliffhanger chapters, as they help propel me through the book.

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Book Review: The Scorch Trials

The Scorch Trials
By James Dashner

My Edition:
Paperback, 360 pages
2010, Delacorte Press

This is the second book in the Maze Runner series (my review of book one here). I don’t really want to go into the plot for the sake of avoiding spoilers – but I’ll say that it starts where book one left off and Thomas and his crew are put through further torturous trials and we’re left with another cliffhanger to propel us into book three.

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Book Review: The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner
By James Dashner

My edition:
Paperback, 374 pages
2009, Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780385737951

Thomas wakes up in a lift, no memory of where he is or who he is, only his first name. He soon discovers he’s been trapped in The Maze with about 50 other boys, all clueless as to their past and striving to solve this impossible puzzle and make their escape. The Maze changes daily and is full of dangerous creatures, but all the boys hold the hope that whoever put them in this place, left them with a way out. Thomas is determined to become a Runner, someone who explores the maze and find an escape route. The day after Thomas’s arrival, however, a girl arrives – the first to be sent to The Maze – and everything changes.

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