Warcross by Marie Lu
Teenage bounty hunter and hacker extraordinaire Emika Chen is alone, living in a run-down apartment with 13 dollars in her bank account. With her landlord demanding her overdue rent whilst threatening to evict her, Emika knows she has to get the money fast. Out of desperation, she hacks into the Warcross championships, a virtual reality game that has taken the world by storm. However, instead of making quick money, Emika accidentally glitches herself into the game in front of the whole world to see. So when Hideo Tanaka, the teenage creator of Warcross calls her the next morning, Emika is terrified that she is in terrible trouble. Instead, Hideo offers her a job at the Warcross corporation: to play as a wildcard in the Warcross championships while going undercover to find the identity of the man who is threatening the very existence of the game known as Zero. But as Emika and Hideo’s professional relationship starts to turn into something else, and the Warcross championship is on the line, will she be able to stop Zero in time?
Wow wow wow, what an incredible book! Warcross kept me on my toes at all times, and the monster twist towards the end left my jaw open wide. The author constantly was changing the scene, and just when you were stable in one circumstance, it was switched up again! I have read Marie Lu before, and she never disappoints. Warcross especially was amazing, Like Jane from Dread Nation, Emika was such a incredibly strong female protagonist, which was amazing to see. I also loved the descriptiveness of the book. Because Warcross is futuristic fiction, the level of description of events, surroundings, and people should be more than a regular book, and this was met perfectly. Just a little heads up, Warcross ends on the most suspenseful cliffhanger I think I have ever read, so make sure to have the second book, Wildcard, on deck! I am currently in the process of reading Wildcard, and a review will be coming soon. Overall, I was a huge fan of Warcross, and I would highly recommend it!
Thanks so much for reading! Warcross was one of my last books to reading in 2020, and what a year that was! I hope you guys had an awesome New Year and a great start to 2021, and make sure to clear room in your year to read some fantastic books! Marie Lu has a couple other great reads, so I highly recommend you visit her website (link below) to learn more about them or purchase this book on Amazon (link also below)! Again, thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have a great January of 2021!
-your fellow book lover
Hannah’s Rating: 9 stars out of 10
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