Posts Tagged ‘james dashner’

th game of lives

This book is the third novel in James Dashner’s “Mortality Doctrine” series, and the climax. It concludes the series in a satisfying way that is wonderful to read about. I cannot stress enough about the importance of reading these books in order. There is a lot to keep track of, and lots of things to think about while reading the book, and it will get confusing. Even more so if you don’t read in order.

The story continues following Sarah, Michael, and Bryson, and their fight to defeat Kaine and the VNS. In the last book the three friends became suspicious about the VNS, and their suspicions led them into strife and the partnership with the VNS was terminated. Yet the trouble continued, Kaine’s mortality doctrine programme has been uploading more tangents (AI programs) into more humans, and the world is slowly losing balance. It’s now up to the three friends and the resistance force to defeat Kaine and the VNS, and destroy the doctrine once and for all…

I really enjoyed reading this book, it was a wonderful, suspenseful read that I couldn’t put down. Although I hadn’t read the books in a while, the story gave light exposition that told me everything I needed to know to be involved. The action was tense, the emotions were heavy, and it really was just another wonderful Dashner bestseller.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. James Dashner has produced another brilliant work, I recommend this book to anyone who is already familiar with the series, and is ready for the third one. Or for anyone who enjoys well-written, action-packed stories with great design.

Corgi

Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Dylan

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the rule of thought

The Rule of Thoughts is the second book in the Mortality Doctrine series, which started with The Eye of Minds and like it’s counterpart, it’s an incredibly good book.

This is an instance where you must read the first book to understand what’s going on. This book continues the story of Michael, Sarah and Bryson on their quest to stop cyber-terrorist Kaine from taking over the virtnet. The virtnet is a social game website that you play through nerve-wires that make you think the game is real!

As I said earlier, this book is as good as it’s counterpart, if not better! The first thing I enjoyed about this book is the action that thrives after the first few chapters, and the new challenges that arise. There is one problem, however, that the characters aren’t as well developed as last time, and some of the time it is hard to understand their feelings.

Just like the last book, anyone over 10 should have a blast reading this amazing book, the suspense will keep you reading it past your bedtime!

I very much look forward to the concluding book in the trilogy, Game of Lives, which is due out in September 2015.

Corgi

Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Dylan

Review of The Eye of Minds

the eye of minds

The Eye of Minds is the first book in the Mortality Doctrine series, and is an incredibly good book.

The main characters, Michael, Sarah and Bryson, are hackers, and very good ones at that. They use their hacking ability to play their way through the virtnet, a video game you’d play in a dreamstate thanks to nerve boxes. These three intrepid heroes are sent by virtnet-security to catch another hacker called Kaine – who’s been up to some pretty nasty things in the virtnet…

This book outlines the story of the friends tracking Kaine through the virtnet and I thoroughly enjoyed the concept of the story. One of the things I enjoyed was how easy it was to relate to the characters no matter what was happening. (I also enjoyed the twists that you would never see coming.)

This is a book for any book-lover over 10! (Some of the scenes are a little dark) I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys science fiction. It is a great read for mostly anybody!

I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series, Rule of Thoughts.

Corgi

Supplied by Rnndom House New Zealand

Reviewed by Dylan