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308 pages, Hardcover
First published October 8, 2013
“Who knows the true definition of real?”
"Everwhere Michael looked, he saw perfection. Perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect muscles, perfect legs.
'Not my cup of tea,' he thought with a smile. He preffered dorky girls with messy hair and potato chip crumbs on their shirts."
"They were still on their hands and knees like him, only they were concentrating, eyes twitching back and forth behind closed eyelids, frantically working the code."
"Every once in a while, he closed his eyes to look for anomalies in the code or anything that stood out. But it was all solid."
When finished coding, he opened his eyes and rubbed them- they were always a little bleary after linking to the code.
1. eat 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.
...but she ended up on the floor because I attempted to as well.
Sorry. Too many dogs. 'Twas the only way that I could illustrate without being a pervert and filming myself - when asleep .
Dashner's new offering is what you get when you put Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus (or any Percy Jackson or Kane Chronicle book) and Michael Grant's BZRK in the same room, with a pinch of Inception or The Matrix to spice up the gene. Loved The Maze Runner? Then doubtless you'll love The Eye of Minds, if not more. Dashner presents the reader with a trio of characters to get behind – Michael, Sarah, and Bryson – as they go on a quest inside the VirtNet to find The Mortality Doctrine and bring down the cyberterrorist Kane in the process. Once you enter the VirtNet with the trio, you won't want to leave – even if you become an unresponsive robot by the end, unable to comprehend a life without technology, transformed into a bunch of coloured pixels struggling to hold themselves together. Lost. Defective. Dea---
*System Gone Into Hibernation Until Book #2, The Rule of Thoughts*
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Books in the Mortality Doctrine:
1. The Eye of Minds (October, 2013)
2. The Rule of Thoughts (2014)
3. Untitled (2015)
Other books by James Dashner:
• The 13th Reality
• The Mortality Doctrine
• Infinity Ring
• The Jimmy Fincher Saga
• BZRK by Michael Grant
• Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
• The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Hm...something needs to happen now. What's weird? Tentacles are always weird. Let's make them wires cause this is sci-fi. Okay moving tentacles attack the characters. What next? Talking animals! Those are always strange. What should they say? They should recite something. It should rhyme; rhymes are nice. Okay, it'll be a poem, like the ones every ominous character knows...Fitting his directionless ideas into his chunky writing style only makes them worse. He cuts up a single chapter into anywhere from two to eight sub-chapters, with little to no time passing in between these sub-chapters, which makes me wonder why he didn't just hit Enter (maybe hit it twice even) when typing up this book instead of adding a gimmicky little square with a sub-chapter number. Many other books segment chapters, but it usually indicates a change in scenery or a noticeable amount of time passing. The bottom line is that in my opinion, the way he segmented his chapters was rarely necessary, if ever. Does a three page chapter on a small page and 12-point font really need sub-chapters?