The Eye of Minds by: James Dashner

A highly anticipated novel. I think after the Maze Runner was born everyone went Dashner crazy, with a reason. The Maze Runner books are completely awesome, they get you right in the feels, and have good plots. This book is nothing like the Maze Runner.
The Eye of Minds really disappointed me, I actually thought about giving up on it, it was that boring. Not only does little happen in it, the writing is worse than a debut novel, Dashner What Happened!?

Our main character is Michael, a suppose skilled gamer, but we never actually get to read about him doing anything special or genius, to me he seemed like any other gamer. His friends, however did pull some sweet moves. Bryson and Sarah seemed to be the only ones who did any of the heavy lifting in this novel, they were shown repeatedly looking into the programming and hacking stuff while Michael just sits there and watches them.
There were only two interesting points to this novel for me. The first one was the diversity in the Path, every single level they went through were unique and a few of them even had me on edge while they were passing through them. The second interesting thing about this novel was the ending, most endings can’t surprise me, but this one completely threw me. I was shocked, stunned, and a bit flabbergasted. The ending alone, that plot twist, had me sitting there for a good minute thinking about it and bumped up what would have been a two star rating to a three and a half.
If the book hadn’t ended the way it did I would have lost my faith in Dashner’s writing and said screw the sequel, but now I’m completely inpatient for The Rule of Thoughts.

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2 thoughts on “The Eye of Minds by: James Dashner

  1. Pingback: YA Book Review: The Eye of Minds by James Dashner | YA Book Reviews

  2. “Our main character is Michael, a suppose skilled gamer, but we never actually get to read about him doing anything special or genius…”

    You got it right!

    My problem with The Eye of Minds is the fact it follows too closely the formula of The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials. Except, our lead character doesn’t get his personality until he reaches the end of the novel. Our amnesiac lead at The Maze Runner quickly established character, whereas Michael’s was hidden from us because of the twist.

    But yes, now that the twist is out, maybe the sequel would be better. Maybe.

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