The Eye of Minds

The Eye of Minds

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"Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it's addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway? But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he's holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific--the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer's motives are a mystery. The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they've been watching Michael. They want him on their team. But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can't even fathom--and there's the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever."--Publisher description.
Publisher: 2013.
ISBN: 9780375984631
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Subjects: Electronic books.
Computer games -- Fiction.
Virtual reality -- Fiction.
Cyberterrorism -- Fiction.
Terrorism -- Fiction.
Science fiction.

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Gwen904
Jul 27, 2018

The one thing that brought my rating down was the poor writing quality, which drew a sharp comparison to the well written Maze Runner series. I really didn't understand why this book had to be so clunky. The plot was really intense and really good, so I upped my rating for that. I thought it was going to be super predictable—Kaine was secretly Gunner Skale or something like that. But Dashner quickly twisted the story in different ways than I ever could have imagined and made me practically clap my hands with joy. 'The Eye of Minds' was a really thrilling virtual world story, and I enjoyed it a lot.

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cassiaditto
Apr 08, 2017

James Dashner has never ceased to amaze me. This book (and series) is so good! I do have to point out it is a little complex and I think that is why a few people find it boring, but personally, I love it. It's a very intelligent series, it's fast paced, thrilling, and kept me reading. These are some of my all time favorite books and I'm rereading them again!

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kianlaroche
Feb 08, 2017

This was one of my favourite books. I read the first few pages and imdediatly fell in love. This is a must read. :P

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susan_findlay
Jan 10, 2017

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this book. The subject matter is interesting, and there was enough tension to keep the pages turning. But it made no real lasting impression. It's missing *something*.

That said, the ending was excellent and is the only reason I'm rating it as high as 3.5 stars.

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Turtwigpo
Sep 16, 2016

BORING!!!!!!

I was pretty excited about reading this book, after reading the awesome maze runner series. But I started this book, and I was instantly bored to death. It was a little exciting, i thought the idea of a virtual world would add a cool twist, but the virtual world i just like the real one. I put the whole series on hold, only to realize I couldn't even finish plowing through the first book. Bored me to death, don't read.

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Yassi2004
Aug 19, 2016

The eye of minds is a wonderful book that is about a boy named Michael that is obsessed with gaming and is really good at it. His skills are very helpful especially when the security are needing him and his friends to help save the world. But there is a bit of a surprise at the end leaving you wanting to read the next book. I would recommend this book to people that have read the Maze runner because it helps you understand a bit more about the Maze runner.

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ifilmer
Aug 10, 2016

This was an awesome book to get into. I haven't read any of James Dashner's books until this one. And I have to say, each chapter is simply a page-turner!
If you like anything to do with technology, and you are familiar with this generation's current lingo, (as I am) then you will definitely appreciate this book! I enjoyed all the references, (and even caught some references alluding to his other series "Maze Runner") and his sense of humor, and it was overall a spell-binding book to read!
Highly recommended.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 27, 2016

The Eye of Minds is a really good book and it’s one of my favourite series. There is a variety of different parts of the novel that are very interesting. The Black and Blue club is the part where the KillSims are introduced, this part shows what happens if bite by one as written when Ronkia died. Another part that is interesting is when Michael and his friends are on the clock and are given a riddle by a old lady to advance forward. The clock started to crumble and soon enough they finally solved it ! As you get closer to the end of the novel one by one Michael's friends virtual selves die and he is the only one that survived. The author put quite a few twist into the story to keep it intriguing and the detail he puts into the text is absolutely amazing. Overall I would give this novel a 5 star rating and I would definitely read the entire Mortality Doctrine series! @Bookreader14 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Eye of minds is a thrilling first book in the mortality doctrine trilogy. Very far in the future, the world has gone to virtual reality in a way like no other. Now you can lay down in a “coffin” and be completely immersed in a virtual world. It's a worldwide phenomenon, and Michael and his friends are some of the best. When a new and extremely powerful cyber-terrorist is attacking their technology, who's better to stop him but teens who live and breathe gaming? This book shows an innovative twist on something just gaining popularity today. It is well written, action-packed, and full of surprises you might not be able to see coming. I really enjoyed this book, and I would recommend it, and the entire series to anyone who likes dystopian worlds and other books such as the Maze Runner series.
- @tacoboutbooks of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

The Eye of Minds is an absolutely thrilling story set in a futuristic world where artificial intelligence has become the centre of human lives. The main character, Michael, is a gamer who possesses excellent coding skills and is chosen for a task that can save mankind. Along with his reliable friends, Michael enters the virtual realm, only to find out that it is a threat to real lives. The plot helps to develop a strong characterization of Michael. No matter the complexity of the problem, Michael solves it by making tough decisions with a thoughtful and brave approach. Overall, the action in the story is fast-paced and full of suspense, accompanied by unimaginable dangers lurking behind each corner. The cliff-hanger ending of the book easily convinces the reader to continue reading the series. For those who enjoyed The Maze Runner, The Eye of Minds will be impossible to put down!
- @VirtueofReading of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

In a world where gaming revolves around a highly sophisticated virtual reality called the VirtNet, Dashner tells a story similar in style to his bestselling The Maze Runner, although very different in plot. The book is very well written and offers a sufficient amount of character development for one to synthesize with the protagonist. It has a complex plot, with even subtle details that can change the entire plot and bring little bits of suspense at every turn. There is a good deal of action throughout the book, but does not stop and focus on this primarily- the book is an intriguing read that unveils little bits of information at every turn. The conclusion of this book, however, is one that brings an enormous plot twist to the book and changes everything for the rest of the series. Rated 4.5/5 for considerably suspenseful plot, decent character development, lots of action and an extreme conclusion that will throw every reader off.
- @interneuron of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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ashley_barajas
Jul 06, 2016

i loved this book! The slang threw me off a bit but it didn't take long for me to get the hang of it. The ending made me want to keep reading, but sadly i lost the second book

me_tis_awesome Mar 01, 2016

real good start. I'm officialy hooked. :^) This is the fist book I read by james dashner. So creepy.

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brbimreading
Jul 07, 2016

In a world where video games are as real as it gets, a man called Kaine has gone rogue. Michael and his friends are experienced hackers, and have no choice but to risk their lives in order to stop Kaine. Who is he? What is he? and What does he want?

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Eghose
Aug 09, 2015

Micheal finds out he is a tangent

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