Series: Warcross Book #1
Author: Marie Lu
Page count: 353
Date published: 14 September 2017
Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi
Thank you to Penguin Random House SA for
sending this to me in exchange for a review!
Rating: (5 out of 5 stars)
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game – it’s a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. 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 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. 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.
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Oh my gosh this book. This book was SO AMAZING and I loved it so so so much. It amazed me, blew me away and arranged mt funeral at the same time. I honestly have no idea what I’m so supposed to do know. My thoughts are so baffled right now and I don’t know if I should scream or thank the queen that is now Marie Lu. She’s honestly just so talented. This world is so unique and cool, yet scary. I loved all the characters and I was constantly on the edge of my seat. I didn’t expect to love this story as much as I did and just couldn’t put it down. I’m so excited for book two later this year and WOW. Now I just want to read all of Marie’s book because she’s just that good!
Can I go and play Warcross now? Or maybe just the glasses because I want to experience this for myself! That game is so EPIC and I loved reading them in the tournament. I loved all Emika’s teammates, but sceptical about Ren. Roshan was great and so was Hammie. I really like Asher but I didn’t love him in the beginning. The game is just so awesome.
I actually really like Hideo. He’s such an interesting character and I just want to give him a hug. Gahhh please someone, he needs help. I accidentally spoiled myself for something he does but he’s just so sweet and I’m mad andnot mad at the same time. I totally ship him and Emika and love how he always wants to spend time with her (I love basically all romance which ya’ll probably know by now). The relationships in this book were just so well done.
Emika was my favourite character. 1. she’s a hacker and 2. because she’s badass. A perfect combination. Did I mention hacker? She was a very confident character, but still had a vulnerable side which I LOVED. Emika is such a strong character and it was sometimes hard to keep up with all the coding, which again I really enjoyed. She’s such a strong character and I loved reading about her.
The book ended with me just wanting more. This book was so well written and I loved every second of it. I’m in a daze and my mind’s all jumbled (in a good way mind you). WOW!!!! Honestly this is such a good book and I’m SO PUMPED for the second book.
HAVE YOU READ WARCROSS YET? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK? DID YOU LOVE IT AS MUCH AS I DID? IF NOT, I’D LOVE TO KNOW WHY?