Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
Publisher: Putnam, Penguin Random House
So basically Emika Chen is this badass teenager hacker/bounty hunter that kind of cheats her way into the Warcross Championships (a huge and very realistic virtual game you can assist by putting on a fancy pair of glasses, and which was created by Hideo Tanaka/hot dude of the novel).
“Everything’s science fiction until someone makes it science fact”
― Marie Lu,
Oh my god I loved it so much. I love how Marie Lu’s novel often begin right in the middle of an action scene. And how early the story begins. Fifty pages in and Emika is on her way to Tokyo where her life is about to change completely.
This book had a Hunger Games feeling that made me unable to put it down. When I was reading The Hunger Games, I legit had generilized anxiety at the idea of Katniss setting foot into the arena. I couldn’t stop reading until I knew exactly what that arena would be, and in Warcross, the same kind of stressful mystery was built around Warcross, the game. Which I absolutely adored.
“But sometimes, you find yourself standing in exactly the right position, wielding exactly the right weapon to hit back.”
― Marie Lu,
Also, Zero was pure genius. I loved this character so much. I loved how the information about him was soooo slowly given to the reader, from his motives to his actual appearance.
**YOU ARE ENTERING THE SPOILER ZONE**
I loved every single scene with Hideo, and OH MY GOD I NEVER THOUGHT HE WOULD TURN OUT TO BE BAD! I felt soooo betrayed. I feel like he’s going to become this huge mad villain in book two, because he’s SO convinced that he’s doing the right thing (those are the best villains).
**YOU ARE LEAVING THE SPOLER ZONE**
That’s it for me! Now I want to hear what you guys thought!
Did you see that ending coming? (I did NOT.)
Who was your favorite character? (Emika is so badass.)
Would you like to have your own NeuroLink glasses/lenses? (Glasses, maybe. Lenses? Shady as hell, I’ll pass, thank you!)
Let me know in the comments!