This prequel to The Maze Runner series begins just after the solar flares hit the Earth. It’s the story of the survival of the human race after those flares, and the beginning of what would become the sickness known as The Flare. The Kill Order was just as fast paced as the Maze Runner books, keeping the reader turning pages as fast as he/she could read them. There was a lot of action, but some emotional roller-coasters as well. There were some heartbreaking moments and some unbelievably cruel moments. This is sure to be just as popular as the series was. Excellent story, I had hoped that the main characters were immune to the Flare, but it made it all that more real and heartbreaking that they weren’t. Mr. Dashner did a very good job of describing the feelings and emotions the characters were having while they were slipping into the insanity of the Flare disease. This one is a solid 5 star book.