Title: The Kill Order
Author: James Dashner
Year Published: 2012
Synopsis: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.
Why?: This is a prequel to The Maze Runner Trilogy. I enjoyed the trilogy although my biggest qualm was with the science of the world. It wasn't a believable future to me. Hopefully this prequel will show how the world could really turn out that way.
Expectations: I'm expecting there not to be any crazy mutated creatures and kids with psychic powers. I'm looking forward to an end-of-the-world story.
Judging a book by its cover: The cover goes well with the apocolyptic story. Even if I had not read the trilogy I probably would have picked this up off the shelf.