Review: The Rule of Thoughts
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on August 4th, 2015
Genres: Young Adult-Science Fiction
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Michael completed the Path. What he found at the end turned everything he’d ever known about his life—and the world—completely upside down. He barely survived. But it was the only way VirtNet Security knew to find the cyber-terrorist Kaine—and to make the Sleep safe for gamers once again. And, the truth Michael discovered about Kaine is more complex than they anticipated, and more terrifying than even the worst of their fears. Kaine is a tangent, a computer program that has become sentient. And Michael’s completing the Path was the first stage in turning Kaine’s master plan, the Mortality Doctrine, into a reality. The Mortality Doctrine will populate Earth entirely with human bodies harboring tangent minds. Any gamer who sinks into the VirtNet risks coming out with a tangent intelligence in control of their body. And the takeover has already begun.Praise for The Rule of Thoughts, book two in the Mortality Doctrine series:
Many of you might know James Dashner by his series The Maze Runner and may not notice his other series which I started out, a little rocky, but thankfully he worked his magic and wrote a brilliant sequel in The Mortality Doctrine and it brought my interest back into the series.
We follow the main character Michael as he finds out that completing The Path was all part of Kaine’s plan. Now in a new body with a new life, Michael must find a way to defeat Kaine and decide on whether he wants to risk being in the two people he trusts more or doing this alone and risking just himself.
I feel that all that Michael has been through has made him look at things at a much different way but there are times where he still making these rash decisions and more than once he is having to depend on his friends to come to their rescue. Although, I feel that he is a much stronger character and having himself continuously think about the person whose body he took over is not helping the situations they find themselves to be in.
This book is for full on technology lovers. However, what I love about Dashner is that he writes so that you don’t need to understand fully what is going on but you have the gist of it. I felt like Penny from The Big Bang Theory while reading this.
I knew there had to be some type of cliffhanger because James Dashner is really good at those and so I wasn’t too surprised at what happened at the end but it still made me take a second to process on what really happened.
I am excited to see what comes next in Kaine’s plan and I highly encourage all readers to get over that bumpy start the first book might provide and dive into the world of the VirtNet once more.