Warcross by Marie Lu

Summary: 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.

 

My Review:  I loved this book.  It was really non stop and  I loved Emika.   Her character was so well written.  In fact, I would go as far to say every character was well written.  What was fun about this book was you didn’t really know who is good or bad.  You were investigating right along with Emika.

Plus I am gonna be honest, this book will make you want to go to Tokyo.

I will say I did predict one major event, about 25% into the book.  It seemed so obvious to me I am pretty positive that is how Lu meant it, but don’t worry it doesn’t take away from the complexity of the sinister plot and guys the plot is good like so freaking good.  I absolutely can’t wait until book 2.  I love Marie Lu and just about everything she writes so once again I will spend the next year anxiously awaiting because it was a damn good ending that will leave you begging for more.

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