The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine #1)
Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he alm ...more
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While comparing any of those is like comparing apples and oranges... I hope you get an idea of what type of book you are in for. If you like SAO you WILL enjoy The Eye Of Minds!(less)
Thank you to the lovely Go Flash Go! from Read, Rinse, Repeat! It was so kind of you to send me TEoM and I really appreciate it ;) Thanks for being awesome!!!
The Eye Of Minds was one of my most anticipated read of 2013 and it definitely delivered. I have been a huge, huge James Dashner fan ever since I first read The Maze Runner in my pre-blogging days. I consider myself a member of the Dashner Army, and I was so happy when Go Fla ...more
What the HELL did I just read?
James Dashner's writing style is nothing like anything I've ever read, or anything I ever will read.
It's simple and complex at the same time. It is full of so many contradictions, so many layers, so much depth that it's really impossible to describe his books.
The thing about James Dashner:
He does everything for a reason.
No detail is too trivial. No plot twist too big or small. Everything matters. In the end, when everything fi ...more
After I finished reading The Eye of Minds,the first in James Dashner's new YA sci-fi series The Mortality Doctrine, all I basically did was:
1. eat in my sleep...
2. run in my sleep...
... then wake up in shock horror.
3. play the guitar, pretending I'm a rock god in my own VirtNet...
...while really feeling considerably itchy.
Basically The Eye of Mindswill mess with your mind.
Even Sassy attempted to access the VirtNet again...
...but she ended
Okay back to the book.
This Dashner novel is very reminiscent of the anime "sword art online".
I really really liked that anime show a lot! Plus I was an avid fan of MMORPG back in my days (It was the dawn of Ragnarok Online)..
So the inspiration is not really new to ...more
There was a reason the VNS has chosen him and his friends, Michael thought, and he was glad for the reminder of the lengths they'd need to go.
We can do this, he told himself. Over and over.
I was never really thrilled to be reading this book, nor did I have super high expectations for it. This is an author that I've not really been fond of, both because I could never get into The Maze Runner , and also because I've seen some comments made by him against reviewers and they deterred me from ...more
First things first, the book was okay after I finished it. I read The Maze Runner (really liked it) and The Scorch Trials (hated it), so this was my third Dashner book and the book that would sort of solidify my opinion of Dashner. And I've decided I don't like the way he writes.
While I found the book okay as a whole after finishing, it was not fun to read; it was just annoying. Similar to the Maze Runner series, I appreciate the concept and core sto ...more
Okay, if I put on my "would kids like this" hat, this book is pretty great. It's a fast-paced techno-thriller with a lot of twists and turns to keep the story moving along. A good gateway book for reluctant readers, perhaps.
If I put on my "is this a good book" hat, I just want to throw it across the room in frustration and agony. While the book certainly falls in line with Tad Williams's Otherland and Conor Kostick's Saga thematically, it's written more like a Dan Brown or Brad Meltzer book ...more
Kindly skip the sentences that were underlined as they will contain spoilers.
Before I get into the review of the novel, I'd like to point out that I was expecting this to be a bad rip off of Ready Player One. RPO's one of my favorite novels, so I had mountain high expectations for The Eye of Minds.
Just like James Dashner's The Maze Runner, this one literally started with a mystery. I kinda like that about Dashner. A mystery at the very beginning tends to make the reader speculate possible eve ...more
Yes, the plot was very interesting and action pa ...more
Overall, this book made me w ...more
Por eso lamento decir que este libro me resultó una triste decepción.
Los personajes me resultaron huecos y aburridos, además de poco desarrollados. En ningún momento logré sentir ninguna empatía con Michael, el protagonista, y tanto sus amigos como el ...more
El libro no me convenció del todo en ningún momento. Como primera instancia los capítulos aparte de ser cortos, estaban divididos como en ocho ...more
The Eye of Minds is set primarily in a virtual world called VirtNet, a world much pre ...more
As with all Dashner books this is a great combination of action and what the heck is going on here. Great read!
Short story: The Eye of Minds is my first James Dashner book and I must say that it was a pleasant read. This book in particular is an adventure novel. I honestly felt that I was part of the trio's team in trying to find Kaine, a rogue hacker that is taking players hostage on the virtual net and causing chaos. The VNS, Virtual Net Security, force..err.. ask Michael and his two friends to find that hacker, and off they go. This book is fairly short, at 300 pages, and it was fun to read ...more
With hackers about, there is one particular hacker who is destroying this virtual reali ...more
The Eye of Minds takes all the elements of an epic fantasy with a unique world, crazy creatures and whirlwind events and changes it up – by setting it in a virtual reality world. Here we experience James Dashner’s epic imagination with horrific events, fantastical happenings, scary monsters and more.
Michael and his gamer friends Bryson and Sarah meet regularly in the virtual world called the Virtnet, where they assume virtua ...more
The story is based on three teens who spend their free time in a coffin like structure where they're hooked up to tiny wires that allow them to enter into a virtual gaming world called VirtNet. In the VirtNet you feel everything like its real life, including pain. The main characters are teenagers -- Michael, Bryson, and Sarah. They've never meet in real life, but spend all their time together in the Virtnet. They ar ...more
WTF! Dashner! Ese final por Dios!
No se lleva las cinco estrellas porque la primera mitad tuvo sus altibajos, pero a este tipo le encanta jugar con la mente del lector (y con su cordura, agreguemos), creó un universo muy rico y una historia brillante.
Hacía mucho que no me torturaban tanto.
"Michael had to remind himself that it was okay-anything was possible inside the Virtnet."
Linda forma de empezar el 2015. James Dashner no para de sorprenderme, y personalmente, para bien. Él siempre haciendo lo mismo para que te comas el cerebro mientras intentas descifrar que va a venir y encima te sorprende, te da un final OMG que está sucediendo, y no te queda otra más que leer cómo continua todo porque no podes terminar de entender todo lo que va sucediendo y queres saber más.
Me gustó much ...more
This whole book doesn't deserve more than 2 stars, but a half star is for the last chapter alone. For the unexpected twist. Meaning: It's not really worth reading.
What can I say.. I'm very disappointed. From the 5-star-amazing-book The Maze Runner, to this.. a scattered, not fun to read, not well explained book. The more I continued reading the more I wished the book had an "Enable Editing" button so that I can erase the sentences that just d ...more
The Eye of Minds starts strong, with an attempted virtual suicide and warnings of an oncoming threat ...more
The book takes place in the future about fifty or so years from now and video games have evolved. A game called lifeblood allows any human being to enter the game through a "coffin". The game is designed to make it feel real to the gamer. Although if you have ...more