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Warcross by Marie Lu
Series: Warcross #1
on September 12, 2017
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.
Warcross is unlike anything that I have ever read before! I usually stay in my in romance bubble, but if I was going to crawl out for a book, I sure did pick an epic book to read. I’d heard the murmurings of how amazing Warcross was, but with it not being in my wheelhouse I was concerned that I wasn’t going to be in the majority when it came to this story, but oh my goodness I am. I fell in love with Ameika and I had her shipped with Hideo from the beginning!
But of course by the end of the book I was blown away and I don’t know if I can still ship the two of them! My mind is blown and I’m desperate need for October to be here! I am missing this world something fierce. The ending had my up for hours just laying in bed trying to decide who I agreed with and how I would feel if that were to actually happen.
I love the concept behind this book, it’s not the Jetson’s but it has some very cool technological advancements. (Am I the only one that think of the the Jetson’s when it comes to future tech?) Can you imagine living in both the real world as well as a virtual world, where you can what/ whoever you want to be? It’s a concept that I find a little mind boggling, but fascinating all that the same time.
There were so many moving parts and things going on that I can’t fully capture the depth of it all in my review. I must admit that I had one bit figured out about 70% in but that was overshadowed by another post twist that just blew me out of the water.
P.S. I adore Hideo’s best friend Kenn… I may have a crush on him lol
P.P.S. I say read Warcross so that you can wait tortuously together!