The Eye of Minds
In my opinion, this book gave great balance of action, plot development, and even a sense of mystery. I personally loved the way it started, instead of giving tons of information it jumped you right into the book. Although I was a bit confused for a chapter or two, it was worth it to avoid that big dump of info that many books have. The plot itself was very interesting to me, with twists at every turn. Nearly all of the main characters were very rounded and seemed to mature throughout the book, in more ways than one. The main character, Michael, seemed a bit plain in the beginning of the book, but by the end was found to be a lot more complex than I previously thought. The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger, but only because this book is only the first in a series.
- In The Eye of Minds video games are almost like reality, will technology ever come that far?
- There's new video game technology called the Oculus Rift that seems very similar to the technology in The Eye of Minds.
- Video games may not be as great as we think, are they having an impact on children?
- Hopefully technology will advance even further in the future, someday we'll outdate today's science fiction novels!
- Hacking can be a federal offense, but is it being used for good as well?
The Rule of Thoughts
The Rule of Thoughts is book two in the Mortality Doctrine series, the sequel to The Eye of Minds. This book continues Michael's life after the biggest change he has ever faced. He must fight the tangent Kane who has a thirst for world domination. If he can't stop him, any gamer who uses the VirtNet will become inhabited by tangent programs. Just like in the first book, Michael's life depends on this journey.
The Maze Runner
SImilar to The Eye of Minds, The Maze Runner is set in a dystopian world with many science fiction aspects. There is a sense of urgency and action all through out both books. This book follows one boys life as he tries to survive the world that he has been placed in, which is a lot like The Eye of Minds. Both books focus on the main characters journey into not only a new life, but a new adventure as well.
In Farenheit 451, television rules and books are outcasted, and set to be burnt. SImilar to The Eye of Minds, one piece of technology seems to outrule most everything else. There is also that aspect of a not-so-great government that seems to not be right about many things in society. Both main characters struggle to change their worlds, and fight to survive it. Both of their choices change their worlds forever.
The Rule of Thoughts
The Maze Runner
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