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.
This one was a lot more action than the first, and is almost all in the “Real,” which I appreciated since I felt that was lacking in the first. After the plot twist, it’s really interesting to watch Michael deal with his revelation and the relationships with his friends. And let me say it now, he and Sarah just need to happen already, I get they are in the middle of all this crazy stuff, but seriously, I can’t handle all this flirting much longer. And now that Gabby is in the picture . . . Dashner upset me with the romance in The Maze Runner so I really hope he doesn’t let me down this time.
Unlike the first book, I saw the plot twist of this one coming, but the end was still really trippy, I don’t really understand what happened, and so will continue the series to find out. One thing is for sure, Dashner knows how to end on a cliff-hanger! I don’t really know what else to say about this book, if I go into too much detail I will give away the surprise of the first book (which was ruined for me in an editorial review I read). I liked it more than the first one though and am interested to see how everything turns out, it’s going to be crazy though, that’s for sure.