The Eye Of Minds (the Mortality Doctrine, Book One) by James DashnerThe Eye Of Minds (the Mortality Doctrine, Book One) by James Dashner

The Eye Of Minds (the Mortality Doctrine, Book One)

byJames Dashner

Paperback | July 22, 2014

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From James Dashner, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, comes the first book in the bestselling Mortality Doctrine series, an edge-of-your-seat cyber-adventure trilogy that includes The Rule of Thoughts and The Game of Lives

Includes a sneak peek of The Fever Code, the highly anticipated conclusion to the Maze Runner series—the novel that finally reveals how the Maze was built!
    The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and the more hacking skills you have, the more fun it is. Why bother following the rules when it’s so easy to break them? 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 it’s possible that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.
Praise for the Mortality Doctrine Series:

“Dashner takes full advantage of the Matrix-esque potential for asking ‘what is real.’” —
“Set in a world taken over by virtual reality gaming, the series perfectly capture[s] Dashner’s hallmarks for inventiveness, teen dialogue and an ability to add twists and turns like no other author.” —
“A brilliant, visceral, gamified mash-up of The Matrix and Inception, guaranteed to thrill even the non-gaming crowd.” —Christian Science Monitor
James Dashner is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, The Kill Order and The Fever Code, as well as the bestselling Mortality Doctrine series: The Eye of Minds, The Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives. Dashner was born and raised in Georgia, but no...
Title:The Eye Of Minds (the Mortality Doctrine, Book One)Format:PaperbackDimensions:342 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.73 inPublished:July 22, 2014Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385741405

ISBN - 13:9780385741408


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice concept I liked the world in this books. It had a similar aura to the maze runner, enough that fans of the other series could really get into it, but it's also completely its own. Really enjoyable
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read. This book got me interested early and kept my attention throughout. Some very cool aspects in there. Would recommend for sure.
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from entertaining a bit hard to follow at times but overall light reading that was enjoyable
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! This 'futuristic' book is unlike any other i've ever read. Basically people have started to spend most of their time in virtual reality (The 'Virtnet') its a full body immersive experience ( in the 'coffin'). Michael is a gamer who along with his two best friends uses his hacking skills to beat the various games and get around the rule system. But there is another hacker, a dangerous one and Michael and his friends are tasked with tracking him down. There is actually so much more to the story than that blurb, so many layers and the plot twist at the end will have you reaching for the sequel asap.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from enjoyed it great start to a great trilogy by a great author. 10/10 would recommend.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I picked this up on a whim I had just finished reading Ready Player One, so i was in the mood for more cyberspace kinda reads when i found this one. i enjoyed it quite a bit, but never picked up books 2 and 3 and i probably never will
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Hit This book is great! I still liked Maze runner better but it had the same feel and was a captivating read
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book!!! I was never a big fan of reading but I read this book and everything changed, I love reading now and this book got me started. Its a great book with lots of action and plot twists.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from crazy! It is absolutely incredible. Twists and plots. Never boring. It amazes me how the author keeps a spin on the book. Very well done.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! I really liked the plot twists, especially near the end.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! The book is really interesting and the characters too! It is the start of something really promising
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive It is very impressive the way he writes. All those ideas and explanations just blew my mind. Very good.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mind Boggling A truly amazing world with incredibly vivid descriptions! The characters were relatable as they raced through the mystery and action. Great twists included!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique World Building Really interesting book with cool adventures and unique "world" building. Really liked the twist at the end, and can't wait to see where it goes! :D
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked it but I didn't LOVE it. I picked this up based on the fact that it was James Dashner and I liked The Maze Runner series. I was really excited because it was a take on a video game dystopian future. Dashner's writing made it really easy for one to get swept up in the story, especially once the action really began. It was a real page turner that kept the reader on the edge of their seat. Plot There was a good introductory period that started to world build so the readers got an idea of what the VirtNet entailed and what the future reality looked like. It gave us a sneak peek at what was to come and also helped establish Michael as our protagonist. Then we moved onto the actual plot of the novel: Michael and his friends hacking their way through VirtNet along the Path to stop Kaine from destroying the world as we know it. There were so many times I was gasping and urging the characters to move along faster and do things properly. The creatures and scenarios that Dashner created in this world were probably even more terrifying than what was created in The Maze Runner. Those Killsims made me tremble with fear for the safety of the characters every time they come into the plot. One of the things I did not like in this novel was that if anything went wrong, it was easily solved through simple "coding" which didn't give the reader much in ways of seeing what the characters were doing to solve their problems. While some of the coding took place during the action sequences, allowing for other action to go on around the coding scenes, some of them were just Michael, Bryson, and Sarah closing their eyes, solving the problem, and that was it. There was no true explanation of how it was done or why it would work and it seemed like an easy out to me. Another thing that should have been more clearly identified was the concept of a tangent. I feel like it was glossed over, but it was such an important part of the novel that it shouldn't have been. I loved the ending, but I did find it super predictable. I think it was probably because I had seen Sword Art Online already and had an inkling of what would happen from the first introduction. Nonetheless, it was invigorating and I cannot wait to see what comes next. Characters As a protagonist, I really felt for Michael. He was in depth and complex. He seemed to learn and grow as he went along, which is extremely important for a character that leads the entire series. However, I still wanted more from him. I wanted to see a broader range of emotions and situations from him (and the rest of the characters) instead of seeing the same thing over and over again. This was especially the case when Michael and company were looking for the beginning of the path. In all honesty, Bryson and Sarah were both meh to me. They have potential and are on the right track to being great characters, but so far they didn't have much in way of personality. Bryson was the typical young adult protagonist sidekick and Sarah was the typical love interest. They both had their strengths and weaknesses that added to the group dynamic and the overall success and completion of the task at hand, but they were still mediocre characters in the grand scheme of things. Kaine was by far the most interesting character in the novel as the antagonist. He seemed to have too much power at some points, especially considering Michael and his friends were still only teenagers. But he had an end in sight and would stop at nothing to achieve his goal. I think he had the best part of the story in all honesty and he was the most relatable character, in my opinion. I really enjoyed this book, but the surprise twist at the end wasn't that much of a twist to me. It seemed pretty obvious what was going to happen based on what the series is called. However, it was still enticing and the action was believable. I hope that the "side" characters have more development in the next novel, but the foundation is there for them to become more than what they already are. Overall: 3/5 stars. Interesting concept and really well-written, but I wanted more. There was a lot of world building, but I think that made for a lack of secondary character building. Hopefully that changes in the next novel. If you liked "Ready Player One", you will definitely enjoy this book.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it The book was good. At times it was difficult to understand what it going on and I had to reread paragraphs again to understand them. Overall it was good and people who enjoyed the maze runner series will like this as well. I don't think they are as good as the maze runner at least the first book is.
Date published: 2014-09-23

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Mortality Doctrine Series:“Dashner takes full advantage of the Matrix-esque potential for asking ‘what is real.’” —   “Set in a world taken over by virtual reality gaming, the series perfectly capture[s] Dashner’s hallmarks for inventiveness, teen dialogue and an ability to add twists and turns like no other author.” —   “A brilliant, visceral, gamified mash-up of The Matrix and Inception, guaranteed to thrill even the non-gaming crowd.” —Christian Science Monitor "An exhilarating adventure story with touches of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider books and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game." “More realistic and addictive than any video game—The Eye of Minds sucked me in from the very first page. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets The Matrix in a vividly rendered world of gamers, hackers, and cyber-terrorists. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!”—Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of Unbreakable   "Dashner's descriptions are screenplay-ready...This book will satisfy the author’s fans...[and readers] in search of an adrenaline rush."-School Library Journal“A gripping page-turner, Dashner’s latest is sure to please.”—BookPage   “Full of action [and] a rather surprising twist that will leave you flipping pages.”— “High on concept, this is an intriguing read for the digital generation.”—Kirkus Reviews"Dashner once again creates a dystopian world in which nothing is what it seems."-VOYA A Junior Library Guild SelectionA YALSA Teens Top Ten PickFrom the Hardcover edition.