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 boFor 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.
Warcross 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 oth
3.5 starsCynical Natalie Nice Natalie For the record, I m not comfortable being here Marie Lu is one of our favorite authors Remember when we met her and acted like complete dorks, but she was still really nice Cynical Natalie How many times do I have to tell you Separate the person from the art Marie Lu is a lovely person, but that doesn t mean I m not going to rip into her brain baby s ass and yank its innards from its throat.Nice Natalie Must you be so vulgar Cynical Natalie Yes Besides, you [...]
Imagine wandering through the most realistic virtual Paris ever, or lounging in a full simulation of Hawaii s beaches Imagine flying through a fantasy world of dragons and elves Anything.Tokyo Virtual reality Spies Do I really need to say any Oh okay, I guess I ll say some Aside from a few kinks that will probably be ironed out by the final publication, Warcross is a thrilling sea of action and exciting sci fi possibility It presents a world that, given our current technology, doesn t seem that [...]
I want dwayne the rock to bench press me I m pretty sure it ll hurt less than whatever is happening right now.This was so fucking INCREDIBLE and likeohm y god I m just takes deep breath dinosaur noises I love this book with all my usually empty 7 hearts that just inflated 6 sizes and I think my ribs might actually crack I wish all seven of them were prettier and less veiny, maybe silk and pastel hair that I could stroke gently because now that it s all over, all seven of them are inundated with [...]
4.75 Oh my god this was AWESOME Such a great book BiblioBabble TK very soon thanks to Penguin Canada for the ARC
THIS IS OFFICIALLY THE BOOK OF 2017 THAT I AM SHOVING AT EVERYONE No matter what your age or what genre you normally read IT IS AMAZING I haven t been this into a book in sooooo long Oh my goodness It was perfect Like I have 0 complaints and just a lot of fangirling gifs to unleash on y all because Marie Lu is a genius.I can t really even begin to explain the absolutely brilliant game that is Warcross I ll just say that I m not usually into anything that feels too sci fi or futuristic, yet was S [...]
I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH You will love it too It is beautiful and smart and Emika is a funny, flawed, awesome heroine And Hideo, omg, SO MANY FEELINGS The setting in this book are exploding with radness the conversations, the technology, the intricacies of the world I knew from both the LEGEND series and TYE that Marie Lu was a master worldbuilder, but this clinches it I read this book FAST, and it totally got me out of a reading slump The ending was satisfying , but I have no idea how I will su [...]
I LOVED THIS BOOK SO SO MUCHWarcross is absolutely one of my favorite books of the year It s thrilling, it s engaging, and the twists in this novel are still driving me wild I loved absolutely everything about this novel Hoping to film a glowing review for my YouTube channel soon
Think You can solve this This will not be your life You are not destined to stay here forever You are not your father.This is easily the most brilliant, exciting, and action packed novel I ve read in 2017 If I wasn t a responsible adult, I would have blown through this in a single sitting I ll admit, I had seen talk of Warcross filling my feed here for well over six months prior to it s release date, but was a bit skeptical Reading the blurb gave me a feeling of been there, done that times than [...]
Oh man Marie Lu KILLED it This was phenomenal, and easily one of my favorite books of 2017 I don t even want to say much about the plot hah if you know me, I normally like to go into books blind anyway I ll just say this Emika is a kick ass heroine struggling to survive in a world where digital reigns But she does something unexpected, which leads to a domino of events that land her in a crazy cool situation with the maker of Warcross Thats it That s all you get Hah okay but seriously I am not a [...]
Warcross is than just a game It s an industry It s a way of life It s unlimited access to the future And for Emika, Warcross has recently become her saviour and job I have to say, Marie Lu can truly write anything Dystopian, fantasy or science fiction, it doesn t matter, Marie Lu can do it all I m surprised she hasn t written a contemporary book yet, though I admit her thing is action and complex worlds, so I m glad she s sticking to those departments WARCROSS is so unlike her previous works, a [...]
Marie Lu is a legit talent I love the way she can genre hop and kick ass every time.
I have a really important question.emmareadstoomuch.wordpressLike, everything I say is really important, and therefore every question I ask is really important, but this is especially so It is integral to my understanding of the world around me, and also books and also.Is there a single person who gave this book over 3 stars and has read Ready Player One Seriously This book is a C , young adult, romance y, boring, poorly built version of Ready Player One With better diversity.I was always worrie [...]
4.5 and all my love but tonight, I can join in with everyone else, put on my glasses, and watch magic happen Do you remember Antarctica in Champion How that world worked Since the moment I read that, I ve hoped Marie Lu would take that concept and expand it somehow And then she did So I mean it literally when I say that Warcross made my dreams come true Warcross might not be the best book you ll ever read It might not be the most profound, or the most complex, or the most clever But it sure stan [...]
4.5 starsYASSSS Marie Lu, the queen, IS BACK
This was a 3 star book for me up until the last 15 pages and just wow view spoiler I m usually great at predicting endings of books but even I didn t see that coming I m shook hide spoiler But in other news, for the first time in two months I FINISHED A BOOK Also the main character is named Emika Emi and I wanna know who let her have that name It s mine She can t have it Anyways, Me, Emi, and not the Emi in the book have actually finished a book I actually remembered how to read I m just as surp [...]
I love Marie Lu, but I had a hard time with this book in the beginning I felt like I wasn t really going to get into this book I have to say it took almost until the end to really enjoy it I m not sure if it was my mood, that I wasn t really ready for a gaming book or what Either way, I did enjoy it after I kept going What I want to know now, is that ending What is going to happen in the next book I mean who do you trust now It was pretty obvious to me right up front who the hacker in Warcross w [...]
i wish i could just copy paste the emotions i m feeling right now so i could accurately convey my love for this book playwarcross honestly it s been a while since a book has made me feel so and i don t know if i m ready to talk about warcross yet but right now i m not even capable of doing anything but stare at my wall and think about this book anyways so i might as well be semi productive and write my review while doing thatif you don t care about my unnecessarily long in depth analysis of ever [...]
meh it was all right i guess wasn t expecting much but is2g the romance and the mention of emika s rainbow hair in nearly every chapter made me physically want to put myself into a chokehold first person narrative wasn t doing shit for me eithere extra stars are mainly just kudos for the poc, disability, and minor lgbt rep side note hideo is blander than a sack of flour which is disappointing because there are barely any asian male love interests in books ya ll are getting arcs for this book lik [...]
Do you remember one year when that player Leeroy something actually got drafted into the Stormchasers, even though he always just charged in and messed up his entire team s play My God, he was terrible You read that right, my loves Marie Lu references freaking Leeroy Jenkins in her writing I mean, how could I give this book anything less than all the stars When I first finished this book, I was leaning towards 4.5 stars and couldn t decide if I should round up or down, but once I let the dust se [...]
I AM DECEASED.Holy shit that was so, so good I literally cannot right now because the last 15% of the book deeessttroooooooyyed me, NNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH.I finished this when the trailer for Ready Player One dropped and I M JUST SO MUCH MORE EXCITED.Virtual reality world, bounty hunters, badass heroine, game changing twistsriously What can I want This book was such a delicious and exploding piece of treasure It was colorful, beautifully written, full of non stop action it grabs you viciously b [...]
I did really enjoy this Buuut I also found it really predictable and I didn t click with the gaming parts I know I knoooow Cait, you re saying, while feeling really tired, this is LITERALLY A GAMER BOOK But see, I wanted to try anyway I was at the library 7889 people keep telling me to read it I like the cover Etc etc I m not sorry I tried it either because I found it easy to whip through and the writing world was FAB.But is it just me or was literally every single plot twist visible from a mile [...]
Full review postedWhat is this I m writing a review after 446 years Is this real life marie lu, the destroyer of my soul drew this guys, this woman is too talented to be human Reasons why Warcross is the Best Book rn EMIKA CHEN IS A QUEEN AMONG PEASANTS She s a hacker, bounty hunter, and all round boss She has rainbow hair THE BOOK IS BASICALLY READY PLAYER ONE BUT SET IN TOKYO WHATTTT The writing is so easy to read I basically read it all in a day Marie lu leAVES SO MANY EASTER EGGS FOR Y ALL T [...]
It s 4am and I literally just read this in one sitting I have SO MANY THOUGHTS MY BRAIN IS OVERWHELMED BUT IN A REALLY REALLY GOOD WAY.
takes a deep breath SCREAMS FOR TEN THOUSAND YEARS me, finishing this book I love Marie Lu so much The good sis somehow gone and DONE IT AGAIN She s spectacular, brilliant, amazing, TRULY We are blessed to have her, I am delighted by her constantly What an inspiration We continue to stand there, unmoving, looking out at the electric glitter of Tokyo, my boots pointed away from the house and toward the city, my heart suspended somewhere between one choice and another, unsure where to go nextWARCR [...]
Every locked door has a key.Every problem has a solution person sees me sitting in the corner person um are you okay me stares blankly at the wall me turns my head my mind it s blown by this book me continues stares blankly at the wall I don t know how to explain about the plot it s just so exceptionaly amazing But I m going to try okay Emika our main character she hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championship and it doesn t go smoothly because she accidentally glitches [...]
3.5 Stars Everything s science fiction until someone makes it science fact I m going to go ahead and say it It s not very original The idea of an immersive gaming system where you control an avatar and it all has real world complications has been done many times Examples 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 What is new is the fun and diverse cast at the forefront of the story Our main character is a young Asian female with rainbow colored hair and a sleeve of tattoos who doesn t tolerate being underestimated Th [...]
FULL REVIEW POSTEDEvery locked door has a key 4.5 stars It s been almost a month and this book is still screwing with my head I m not totally sure if I m gonna be able to coherently review this one, but I feel like it s about time I gave it a try.Warcross is set in a world that is so incredibly inventive and unique that I spent pretty much the entire time I was reading wishing that instead of existing on this planet I could exist inside whatever fantastical alternate dimension lives inside Marie [...]
oopslly me,,,,, dnf ing a popULAR book a,,,, buthideous Hideo is bORING and I do not care about.e mc what s her name i forgot bc that s how irrelevant she is and her rAinbow hair,,,, good job honey have a nice lifetalking about your fuckign raINbow hair and the writing is very dull.e plot s uninteresting As Fuck and I m beyond bored, oops.
Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterestedit 11 10 17 I m deducting another star from my rating I read this months ago and barely remember it all not a good sign All I can recall is that it failed to do the topic of gaming game culture justice, the unconvincing love story, and the main character cheesing me off.When I first read the summary for this book, I thought, Wow, this sounds a lot like WarGames Unfortunately for this book, and for me, it was like Spy Kids 3 Game Over I think my biggest qual [...]
4.5 stars, but I ll round up.Heck yeah, this was awesome My taste in video games has always hewed toward the classic arcade games Pac Man, Asteroids, Space Invaders and I ll admit, I haven t actually played a video game since my roommates and I had an old Nintendo system freshman year of college But even though I can t compare the goings on in Marie Lu s latest book, Warcross, with any first hand knowledge, that didn t make me like it any less Some people still say that Warcross is just a stupi [...]