The Fever Code: The Maze Runner (Book 0.9)
by James Dashner
“Once there was a world’s end. The forests burned. The lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled. Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man. Next came WICKED , who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy. The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze. Now there are secrets. There are lies. And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen. This is the story of that boy. Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down. All will be revealed.“
I read The Maze Runner series just after The Maze Runner film came out, so when I heard that a second prequel was coming out, I knew I just had to have it. I do not feel that you have to have read any of the other books, but they do now make more sense, I love the fact that it is all tied up now. Book order: The Kill Order, The Fever Code, The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure.
Thomas is at WICKED, undergoing classes and medical tests. He ends up meeting Teresa, eventually they work out they can communicate telepathically. One day they go exploring and come across some of Group B, who they become friends with, but they must keep many things from their new friends.
Well, that explains things. I loved the joining together off the first prequel (The Kill Order) and the main series. I feel like I want to go back and re-read the entire series from beginning to end.
I think my favourite part had to be the parts with the small friendship group from Group B. I also liked the telepathy parts between Thomas and Teresa, but I found them a little annoying at times. With the action in the prologue I felt drawn in straight away, but some of the first chapters were a bit slow and made me drift a little. However, the twists were interesting and I definitely went through the emotions.
My favourite characters were Thomas, Chuck and Alby. I had mixed feelings about Theresa, Newt and Minho. All the characters were realistic and draw you into the story, maybe a bit too realistic in the case of the Cranks.
The Fever Code ends on a cliffhanger to lead into The Maze Runner.
When I was reading The Fever Code, I described it as the story behind the maze and WICKED. I would recommend The Fever Code to anyone who has read or seen The Maze Runner series, or those who enjoy a good dystopia. 4 out of 5.