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Warcross

de Marie Lu

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Romance. Young Adult Fiction. Young Adult Literature. HTML:From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu??when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

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 Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. 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.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may
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Right away, my first thoughts were…”I’ve read very similar content elsewhere…Ready Player One…for one..” which kinda disappointed me. The concept and premise of the story is an interesting one for sure, and I’m glad that Lu was able to make it it’s own in the end. The plot was great, I thought it had a good mix of success and struggle that kept the reader engaged and wanting more.

One aspect I did like was that in the world of Warcross was that Warcross is in the real world. Unlike Ready Player One; where you have the real world and have to login to the Oasis, Warcross has the Warcross world overlaying the real world. Things you do in the real world directly relate to experience points in Warcross. Visiting Tokyo, for example, caused Emika to level up. I found this to be a nice element to the story. But with that in mind, I found myself distracted by logistics for a world like this. How are Warcross players playing in the games? With Ready Player One, it was all online – you got into haptic rigs that would keep you in one place physically, but allow you to run about in the Oasis. That made sense though since the real world wasn’t integrated into the game. Warcross though, has some logistical questions I struggled with. For example; the Dark World…where in the real world are you going or are you blindly bumping about in the real world because you’re seeing the virtual reality instead of the real world?

The characters and inter-character relationships were…a bit one-dimensional for my liking. First we have the relationship with Emika and her roommate…who’s name I can no longer recall…which really proves my point about the characters and relationships lacking depth, doesn’t it? Why bother writing in a roommate if that detail isn’t well developed and used for more than “I wonder what X (seriously, I can’t remember her name and I don’t have to book available to look it up) is thinking back at home?” that Emika thinks as she’s gearing up for the games? Then we have the relationship with Emika and her dad that was basically conveyed through sentiments of “I miss him so much” – nothing of substance to get the reader feeling that connection. Then you have the relationship between Hideo and Emika that is founded on the idea that she’s just so super smart and sassy that she caught the eye of the lonely, billionaire genius. I mean, has he not come into contact with any independent and strong women prior to now? …it was…reminiscent of Christian and Ana if you ask me… *gagging noises* Although, the Phoenix Riders team members was the most well developed relationship dynamic, it still lacked a certain amount of depth for me to feel an emotional connection with them and their success or failure. I did, however, enjoy our heroin’s character. She had spunk and independence, which I enjoyed. I just wish the other characters were more felt out. It would have made for a much more interesting story.

I found some of the details and narratives either a bit predictable or unrealistic. For one, our broke-penniless-about-to-be-evicted heroine has dyed rainbow colored hair….as the daughter of a licensed cosmetologist – and someone who knows the upkeep costs of hair color – I have to ask, WTF is she getting the money for this every-two-to-three-week(if you’re lucky!) dye job?!? …For those of you who may not know; any hair color that isn’t a naturally occurring color (though, even red is a problem sometimes), takes twice as much work to maintain; meaning twice as much money spent. I just find it hard to believe that anyone in her situation would continue the senseless expense of hair color, regardless of her emotional attachment to it. The sad part is that Lu even writes about such an expense and how Emika “doesn’t care when it comes to the cost of hair dye” and I still find it unrealistic. Even if she’s doing her dye job at home – which is going to be that much more unrealistic because she’s not a licensed professional, and trust me, she’d need some mad skills to make rainbow hair happen at home – she’s more likely to end up with a muddied hair color provided by a product that isn’t professional grade which means it will wash out faster and not produce the same results as a professional dye job. I might have believed this crazy color hair dye detail if it was all one color. Pink or blue, for example. But rainbow? RAINBOW. On a I’m-three-months-behind-on-rent-and-about-to-be-evicted budget? No. Just, no.

Unfortunately, the plot twist and ending I saw from over a mile away. This generally disappoints me in any book. I love when an author can keep me guessing and second guessing. BUT. I still enjoyed the ride all the same. The pace was good and the plot was decent. I just knew where the sharp turns were going to be and could prepare myself accordingly.

For the most part, the points made throughout this review are nit-picky ones. I really did love this story and there were just a few things that I wish had been more developed and thought out. ….I’m a little perturbed that I have to wait until September for the next book. I would definitely recommend this book to just about anyone who had an interest in reading though. ( )
  RochelleJones | Apr 5, 2024 |
I'll be writing/posting my full review closer to the release date, but I will say this was a LOT of fun to read and I found myself totally immersed in this world! Very exciting, great characters, and the writing is solid!
There wasn't as much physical game play/game action as I wished there was. There is quite a bit of talking about the game (Warcross) but I desperately wish there was more time focused on the time inside Warcross.
Also, the villian/evil plot twist was predictable af. I called it a little over a third into the novel.
This is probably ~slightlyyy~ closer to a 4 star read for me, but I FLEW through it and had a blast reading it! ( )
  deborahee | Feb 23, 2024 |
Really enjoyed and looking forward to book two. ( )
  Shelley8059 | Jan 25, 2024 |
Story: 8.5 / 10
Characters: 8
Setting: 9
Prose: 7.5 ( )
  MXMLLN | Jan 12, 2024 |
I gave this book 4.5 as a review. I also got this book from book con for my honest thoughts!

I really loved this book. I loved the world building so much and also how diverse this cast was and it did not even really notice because it was done she subtly. I was so captivated by this world. I thought Marie Lu did a great job crafting this story and only one twist towards the end of the book I thought was very obvious but so of the other twists were so well done it blew me away. The end left me with so many questions and I need book two. It was a fast pace thrill ride and if you like ready player one or just like playing video games I think you would love this book.
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  lmauro123 | Dec 28, 2023 |
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Romance. Young Adult Fiction. Young Adult Literature. HTML:From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu??when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

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 Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. 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.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may

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