The Fever Code by James Dashner

Challenge #30 ~ “A book from Goodreads’ ‘Top 100 YA Books’.”

(The series features on the list at least.)


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My opinion in three sentences:

As a prequel to the existing trilogy, you kind of know what sort of things are going to happen in the book, but Dashner still manages to throw in some thrilling curveballs (and make what you already know exciting to hear again!) The characterisation also remains on-point, staying true to the other books even as backstories appear, and the plot is well thought-out. The Fever Code does the series justice and ends it on a truly strong note.

(Without ruining anything) The best bit:

Only one bit? If I have to choose, I guess it would be the backstories for the Gladers that were intricately woven into the plot. You have no idea how many times my heart broke for poor Newt.

A warning for the book:

Heartbreak, obviously – see above. Also, if you’re looking for this to justify The Kill Order and restore your undwindling adoration for the series, you may be out of luck – The Fever Code is good, but it doesn’t achieve that feat.

Recommended for fans of:

  • Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Evil Star by Anthony Horowitz

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