I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Warcross by Marie Lu
on September 12th 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Also by this author: Gemina
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 players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing 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.
I gave this book 4.5 as a review. I also got this book from book con for my honest thoughts!
I really loved this book. I loved the world building so much and also how diverse this cast was and it did not even really notice because it was done she subtly. I was so captivated by this world. I thought Marie Lu did a great job crafting this story and only one twist towards the end of the book I thought was very obvious but so of the other twists were so well done it blew me away. The end left me with so many questions and I need book two. It was a fast pace thrill ride and if you like ready player one or just like playing video games I think you would love this book.