*This is a non-spoiler review based on an Advance Reader’s Copy*
If you’re familiar with James Dashner‘s writing, you know that he has his way of going about telling a story. Some people get impatient, which I can attest to being myself, but in the end, I find that there’s a complexity to The Eye of Minds that I really didn’t see before in The Maze Runner series.
Not to say that there isn’t a little bit of similarity between this book and his previous trilogy. There are some parts that may remind you of The Maze Runner trilogy, but then it heads off in its own direction later on and then you realize that you’re probably going somewhere that’s completely different.
Throughout the whole journey of the book, I kept wondering, where is he taking me? What is going on? Why is this happening, and oddly enough I felt like I really was on the journey with Michael (the main character), and it was scary and disturbing and crazy and then the end came and I was turned on my head.
I don’t want to say much, but I found that I really like Michael and by the end of the book, I think I ended up liking him even more. There are a couple of supporting characters and you may end up liking as well, and then some intriguing ones that may leave you wondering away until book two. I know they have for me.
The world Dashner has created is similar in ways to the world that was created in the Maze Runner series, but on a grander scale.
And if you’ve read my recent interview with James, you’ll notice right away how Inception and The Matrix movies inspired this.
I’m still thinking about it and the craziness of it all, and I hope that all your Dashner fans really enjoy it as well when you read it!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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