Little Stephen, soon renamed Thomas, as well as many other immune (and one non-immune) children are brought to WICKED in order for their killzones (brains) to be studied in an attempt to find a cure for the Flare. Before long, Thomas and Teresa become the elites of Group A (while Rachel and Aris are the elites in Group B). They help build the maze and then watch as their friends are studied while inside it.
The Fever Code covered several years, often skipping over months, even years, at a time. Many questions were answered including how Dr. Paige became chancellor and why Thomas and Teresa ended up helping to create the maze. I was always uneasy about Teresa reading the other books in the series, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. That was also answered in a rather startling epilogue. Of all the Maze Runner books, this one is the best. I highly recommend it to Maze Runner fans. For people new to the series, I would definitely wait to read it after the others even though it is a prequel.
5 (out of 5) Stars