Waiting on Wednesday # 25


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where we spotlight books we are eagerly anticipating.

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

Expected Publication: October 8th, 2013

Preorder: Amazon*/ Barnes & Noble

*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases

An all-new, edge-of-your seat adventure from James Dashner, the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, 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.

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.

So this one sounds like something I’ve been wanting for a long time. There is an anime/manga called .Hack that I adored because it dealt with a virtual reality type online game as well as hackers, so this reminds me of that. I’m hoping that this one turns out as good as it sounds.

So what are you waiting for this week?

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17 Responses to Waiting on Wednesday # 25

  1. Christy @ Love of Books says:

    Oh, how cool. I haven’t read The Maze Runner series yet, but I know boy who is loves this author. I have to tell him about this. It sounds good.

  2. Lucy says:

    I couldn’t really get into the Maze Runner but this one seems much more up my alley. I love books about gamers so I’m very intrigued. Thanks for spotlighting this book today! Something to look forward to in the fall 🙂

  3. Trish says:

    Sounds good and I’d say it will be action packed. Will keep an eye out for it.

  4. Oooh. This sounds sooo good. Nice choice. Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

  5. Nice pick! I’ve heard great things about Dashner’s books. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This sounds great. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  7. Gaming ,cyber technology set in the future..awesome! Wonderful pick! My WoW

  8. Jessica says:

    Eeerp! I’m so glad you shared this! I love Dashner!

    My WOW

    Jessica@Lovin’ Los Libros

  9. Oooh could be really good. Great pick!

    Stop on by and check out my WOW on SnifferWalk Books! We’ll be glad to see you!

  10. I loved the Maze runner trilogy! 😀 This is definitely going on my tbr. Thanks for stopping by.


  11. Eh, not really my type of read, but thanks for sharing! 🙂
    Waiting on Wednesday
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  12. I’ve never read any of this author’s books — I know that I should!

  13. Fantastic pick for this week! 🙂

    New follower via bloglovin! Here is my WoW!

  14. Kate says:

    Great choice, I will definitely read this when it comes out : )

    my WOW and international giveaway

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