Genre: #YA #ScienceFiction
My Rating: 5
Publication: September 12th 2017
Read: September 18th 2017
POV: First-person single perspective
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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.
MY HEART IS BLEEDING PURE JOY AND SADNESS.
Marie Lu does it again, she makes me fall completely in love with her books then tears my heart out of my chest. I loved everything about this book from the characters to the world. I have never read a book like Warcross, it is so unique and something new in the vast lands of YA literature.
The characters made this book shine even more. Emika was a brilliant and badass main protagonist. Asher, Hammie, and Roshan were amazing side characters, my only critique is that I wanted more of them! Now that leads me to Hideo *swoon alert.* I am really in love with that man, don’t worry Emika you are not the only one suffering now. Hideo was sweet, charming, funny, smart, kind, LITERALLY EVERYTHING.
I’m not going to lie, I did predict a lot of the plot twists but that did not lessen my enjoyment of this book at all.
I am so excited to see where this story goes and what Sasuke is going to be like outside of his Zero personality. I also can’t wait to see Emi and the gang kick some ass in the sequel!
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