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 don’t do this in my book reviews so I’m sorry…But holy shit a lot of things happened in this book and I’m still mindblown on how everything went down!
Not really my cup of tea (in terms of genre) but has an interesting plot line? Yes, sure I’ll give it a try. New book from Marie Lu? Sign me up. That’s how Warcross ended up being right there on top of my short to-read list. Diving into Warcross, I only knew that it involves a game and that the protagonist is some kind of a hacker (Sorry. I forgot the entire premise and didn’t bother checking it again because surprise me, Warcross! Surprise me!). I also purposefully did not read any book review just for the sole reason that I do not want their feels to be mixing with mine. But what I do know is that bloggers are raving about it.
How many books do we get from this series? Is this a duology? A trilogy? Either way just by reading Warcross I know it’s going to be a packed series and one that I would gladly gobble up. I thought I would have a hard time grasping things considering I tend to shy away from Sci-Fi and I also don’t speak the gamer language. But I should have had a lot more faith on Marie Lu and her writing style.