After reading the popular Maze Runner series by Dashner, I knew I had to read his new series, The Mortality Doctrine. The Eye of Minds is the first book in a trilogy that is set in a futuristic world that revolves around technology and virtual reality.
Our main character, Michael, is a high-level gamer who spends most of his time outside of school in the VirtNet, which is a virtual world where you can be anyone and have anything you want if you have superior coding skills. A world that revolves around gaming and living in a virtual reality seems like a plausible future that would make many people happy.
With the special skills that he has, Michael is recruited by the government to find a hacker who has been deactivating players and causing them to die or be brain dead in real life. This hacker, Kaine, is extremely dangerous, talented, and has seemingly unlimited resources. Can Michael and his VirtNet friends find and stop a ruthless maniac before he destroys the VirtNet forever and leaves behind a series of innocent victims? Michael goes through many dangerous adventures to try and stop the hacker which creates a fast-paced adventure that is hard to put down.