Friday, July 6, 2018

REVIEW: Warcross by Marie Lu - Erin

Posted by HelloJennyReviews at 9:00 AM
37771077Warcross (Warcross #1)
by Marie Lu
Hardcover, 353 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780399547966
Book Box/Autographed

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life.

The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire. (Goodreads)



This is an exciting fast past first volume in Marie Lu’s new (2017 release) Sci –Fi series. It’s not completely original. It kind of reminded me of Ready Player One, but it was still a great read. The story line is awesome. A mix of video game tournaments, virtual reality, bounty hunting, and a touch of romance (it’s YA so what do you expect?). The characters were all likable. I was rooting for Emika the whole way through. I even like Hideo…. At first anyway. One problem I had with the story is that once a certain secret is reveled in the book, it wasn’t too hard to figure out who the “bad” guy is. That being said though, the twist at the end of the book leaves me wondering…. Who is Emika going to help in book 2? And who is really the bad guy in the end? I can’t wait for book 2 “Wildcard” coming out in September of this year! I’ve already ordered it for our library and placed my hold on it. Weather you’re a Sci-Fi fan or not, pick up this book and give it a read. I think you’ll like it! 

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