The Eye of Minds (Mortality Doctrine)

Synopsis:

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 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 one gamer has been doing exactly that, with murderous results.

The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they’ve been watching Michael. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid to the back alleys and corners of the system human eyes have never seen—and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.


The Phoenix’s Perspective

Having read some of the Infinity Ring series and heard all the hype about the Maze Runner series, I had high expectations going into this book. I should have listen to Sylvia Plath – “If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.”

Needless to say, I was disappointed. Though not well developed, the plot had enough in it to keep you invested. You barely knew anything about the main character and even less about any of the others. I guess this could be rationalized as a mysterious component of the story, but it would have been nice to have more information upfront.

Even though I didn’t feel fully hooked, I did find myself continually turning the page. Honestly, I am glad I continued with it because the ending was explosively mind-blowing. It was the best part of the whole book and definitely makes me want to keep reading the trilogy.


Would I add it to the library?

To be honest, it will depend on what the rest of the trilogy is like.

 

Genre: Fiction – sci-fi, adventure, alternate worlds, virtual reality
ISBN: 9780385741408
Rating:  meh

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