By: James Dashner
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780857533142


From James Dashner, the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, comes an edge-of-your seat adventure. The Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams . . . and your worst nightmares.

For Michael and the other gamers, the VirtNet can make your wildest fantasies become real. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Who wants to play by the rules anyway?

But some rules were made for a reason. One gamer has been taking people hostage inside the VirtNet with horrific consequences. The government needs Michael to track down the rogue gamer, but the risk is enormous and the line between game and reality could be blurred forever . . .


What if you could play video games and actually feel everything that happens to you, but know that it is all pretend and you are perfectly safe? For a true gamer this sounds wonderful — and the VirtNet lets all this happen.

When Michael and his friends start hacking the code to help them win, they find all is not as it seems, and the VirtNet could be a really dangerous place.

This is an action packed adventure story that sci-fi lovers and virtual reality gamers will absolutely love. It suits both boys and girls, and is the first in a series, but it stands alone as a great read with a definite twist in the end.

Perfect for Year 9 & up.

This book was included in our October 2013 Secondary Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Michelle