The prequel to the New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series.
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.
©2012 James Dashner (P)2012 Listening Library
Yes but I hate the idea of prequels. The only reason I read this one is because I read it before the others.
The Hunger Games but way darker so far.
It made me sad. Actually really sad. But no tears. I liked several of the characters and got attached.
I just finished this and I'm glad I read it first because I think had I read the trilogy first it would have ruined it for me. Not because the story isn't great but because knowing ultimately where it all ends up would have spoiled it. It would have taken away the suspense and hope I had while reading it.
I loved this series and so the Pre-quel was a "must listen" for me. I don't regret listening at all and it was entertaining. But, I found the other books more interesting and more rich. Perhaps knowing where it is all going takes away the punch though. Overall, I do recommend this to fans, but don't listen to it first. Maybe its for "fans only".
There are no answers. Nothing is ever fully explained. It was like being on a treadmill going full speed that never slows down. Everything became numb after a while. It was like listening to the same story over and over and over again.
Don't waste your time. Seriously you don't learn anything new and there are no cool or interesting stories or facts that relate the rest of the series that make it worth the read.
This story was action packed and very suspenseful. It was cool to see the origins of the flare from the perspective of a lay person trying to survive. To witness the path of the sickness and how it changes people was gripping. I can honestly say I liked this book more than the original three. This book is a little darker and has way more action
As far as a tag line I don't really know. But after watching the Maze Runner movie that just came out I would say that they should have started with this book because it would have drawn way more fans.
My only negative comment is how many times can a guy be put in a choke hold in one book. When the book even addresses the fact by staying a statement like "for what seemed like the forth time today Mark was being choked out" (not a direct quote but basically) it becomes a little excessive.
Yes, a bit boring at the start but it gets better as you move forward.
Story was exciting, filled of action.
The change of voices, and the way his voice would express the situation. I love it.
The end. (can't say why....)
I'd put this toward the top of my list.... Full of action and character development. A great addition to the Thomas and Theresa saga.
Mark and Alec were so different yet still easy to identify with for different reasons... Great prequel characters.
Great ability to define the characters vocally.
Alec - Tough guy
Don't lose your trans-vice
I enjoyed the complete series of books. I am glad they made the prequel.
I enjoyed learning how it all started. I liked the new characters too.
It was a little more violent than the other books but well worth the read.
I love true crime. YA books and I didn'tuse too but seriese. Vampire, harry potter, especailly dystopian novels.
Yes I love the different voices.
No. Not that I know of,
Yes. I've read the whole series and I needed to know the begining.
the whole plot story. This book was not for me at all. I was hoping that it would be interesting enough for the following book. There is nothing that held my attention in this book. Therefore, I can't say anything positive about it.
Nothing stands out. I really tried to back up and re-listen to certain points, but his story was not interested to me. This book was not for me.
A better plot. I don't even recall what the plot is really about, Headaches?
All of them
I believe I said enough about this book-----next!
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