“Some people still say that Warcross is just a stupid game. Others say it’s a revolution. But for me and millions of others, it’s the only foolproof way to forget our troubles.”
Umm, What took me so long to read this book?! Marie Lu I just want to talk about that ending. I’m shook okay, SHOOK!
I did not expect to love this when I started reading. As the story progressed I couldn’t stop reading. I put all the other books I was reading on hold so I finish this one. This book has a futuristic vibe to it but also had an air of mystery around it as well.
This is the first book that I have read by Marie Lu and I seriously want to live in this world created. Her writing made this book vivid to me! While I was reading I could picture everything she was describing.
In this book, Warcoss is so much more than a game. It’s a way of life. Something where people can leave the stress of life behind. Warcross is also how Emika Chen who is a bounty hunter and a hacker earns a living.
“Here, almost everything you do will earn you points toward your level in the Link. Going to school. Going to work. Cooking dinner. And so on. Your level can earn you rewards in the real world, anything from popularity with your classmates to better service at restaurants, to an edge over others for a job interview.”
Emika was really relatable to me! She was willing to do what she could to stay afloat. When she found herself in Tokyo with a job offer and money that’s too good to be true, she makes the most of it and gives it her all.
There was some romance in here. YAS! I loved the building relationship that was happening with Emika and Hideo. I like that it wasn’t rushed and you got a chance to feel their emotions. I was squealing along with Emika during her moments with Hideo.
I got a bit of the twists right but I was still knocked flat on my butt when everything was out in the open!
The only reason I couldn’t give this book 5 stars was because a bit of the gaming went over my head. It has nothing to do with it being bad, it just wasn’t something I was accustomed to.
All in all, this book was entertaining, thrilling, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I need to gets my hands on Wildcard like yesterday! Why is September so far away?