Every locked door has a key. Every problem has a solution
This book feels very much like Ready Player One but has a lot of different things going for it. Marie Lu’s writing wasn’t as strong as in Legend, but it last longer in its strength than Legend.
Book Review: Warcross by Marie Lu
Title & Author: Warcross by Marie Lu
Genre: Science-Fiction, Adventure
Release date: September 12 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books
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 give Warcross by Marie Lu four out of five hearts because it was a strong novel, but it’s has a lot of hooks and holes where I thought there were small things I didn’t like.
Emika is a young woman stuck in a life where the money flies out faster than she can earn it after she ruined her life by hacking her school’s system. She does fall in love way too easily with Hideo and when she doesn’t even know him that well after being extremely cautious towards him.
I thought the story had a lot of potential and it was pretty surprising where it went with it. It kept me on the edge of my seat and made me want to finish reading this novel to see where it would end.
What I didn’t like was that the romance between Hideo and Emika, because there were little to no clue towards it when it happened. It really blew me off and it really pointed towards it only being a plot point to make it a reason for the end.
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