The Kill Order: Book Four; Origin (The Maze Runner Series)

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Book four in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon! And don’t miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!

Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth, killing most of the population.
Mark and Trina were there when it happened. They survived. But now a virus is spreading. A virus that fills humans with murderous rage.
They’re convinced that there’s a way to save those who are left—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.
The end is only the beginning.

The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018.

Also look for James Dashner’s edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series!

Praise for the Maze Runner series:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series
A USA Today Bestseller
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick

“[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.” —EW.com

“Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed.” Newsday

“[A] nail-biting must-read.” Seventeen.com

“Breathless, cinematic action.” —Publishers Weekly

Heart pounding to the very last moment.” —Kirkus Reviews

Exclamation-worthy.” —Romantic Times

“James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.” —Shelf Awareness, Starred

Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.” —Deseret News




From the Hardcover edition.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published on January 7, 2014 by Delacorte Press
ISBN-10: 0385742894
ISBN-13: 9780385742894
11 Book Reviews
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  • septembergirl
    septembergirlTuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:06 pm33 stars
    I always read fiction and thats ok because I find so many books that I love. I didn't like this one as much as I liked the other ones It just wasn't as good.
    • bearpawzeus66
      bearpawzeus66Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4:20 am11 star
      I agree with gtaylor505. This book was terrible on so many levels and was my least favorite in the series. It had barely any character development and it didn't get deep into developing the character before the character died off. I wouldn't recommend this book.
      • gtaylor505
        gtaylor505Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:42 am11 star
        This book was a disappointment in many ways. It's a prequel to the Maze Runner series, and I didn't think it was very good. Even worse than the rest of the series, this book had little if any character development or real emotion in it. I wouldn't recommend you read this book.
        • POOKAThursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:42 pm
          i want trina and alec to be together they are my otp!!!!!! :D
          • parkmantheboss
            parkmanthebossThursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:18 am
            It is great. It is very scary and gory, but the story is wonderful and for die hard fans it is amazing.
            • jray
              jrayFriday, March 20, 2015 at 2:08 pm55 stars
              This one is even better.😇😮
              • bigmelo
                bigmeloFriday, March 13, 2015 at 7:40 am55 stars
                Ooh, a prequel... I love the plot in most story prequels - I don't think this one can possibly be an exception. :)
                • bobsayshi
                  bobsayshiTuesday, February 10, 2015 at 11:09 am55 stars
                  Awesome book.
                  • ok_just_talk
                    ok_just_talkFriday, January 16, 2015 at 5:45 am55 stars
                    you should really check it out
                    • xfirehawk
                      xfirehawkFriday, January 2, 2015 at 11:12 am22 stars
                      This was the prequel to the Maze Runner series but was hard to keep reading.The ending did throw me off as I found out that one of the characters was actually one of the main characters in the series.