• Wed. Jun 12th, 2024

Hotlight Spotlight:The Eye of the Minds by James Dashner


Hotlight Spotlight

Today’s Hotlight Spotlight comes from an author you’ve probably already read or are thinking about reading. If you’re a dystopian fan like I am, then you’re aware of the Maze Runner series.  James Dashner’s latest series could prove to be quite as successful.  The series is called The Mortality Doctrine.  The first book in the series is The Eye of the Minds.

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The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams . . . and your worst nightmares.

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 it’s addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. 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 recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific—the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer’s motives are a mystery.

The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they’ve been watching Michael. They want him on their team.
But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can’t even fathom—and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.

Sounds great, right?? I love that gamers are FINALLY getting their come up (comeuppance?) and are appreciated for their advanced skills.  I mean, who doesn’t need computer help from time to time? Ok so he’s a hacker. He’s a hacker the government wants.

That’s gotta be good.

Can’t wait to read it!

Have you read it? Tell me what you think.