Ender’s Game Review

Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first thing you need to know about Orson Scott Card is that you cannot understand the mind of Orson Scott Card. Sometimes I get it, sometimes I don’t. You’ll know what I mean if you read the book.

Ender’s Game is about Andrew “Ender” Wiggin. Earth has been through two world wars with an alien race called the “buggers”. They are now preparing for the war to end all wars. Take out the “buggers” before they take care of Earth. In order to prepare for this final battle, an international fleet (I.F.) battle school has been created to train young children to command their fleet of space war ships. These children must have super intelligence, with some aggressive tendencies. The children are chosen by making them wear monitors on the back of their necks in order to determine if they exhibit the leadership qualities needed for battle school. Ender has had a monitor since he was three. Continue reading

Book Review – The Eye of Minds

The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine, #1)The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eye of Minds is a techno-thriller. Think Tron or Matrix. Life inside a computer.

The story is based on three teens who spend their free time in a coffin like structure where they’re hooked up to tiny wires that allow them to enter into a virtual gaming world called VirtNet. In the VirtNet you feel everything like its real life, including pain. The main characters are teenagers — Michael, Bryson, and Sarah. They’ve never meet in real life, but spend all their time together in the Virtnet. They are great at hacking code and use it to advance and earn experience points so they can make it to the ultimate level called Lifeblood Deep. Continue reading