Biblio Babble: Warcross by Marie Lu| A Vivid Techno World in Which I’d Like to Live.
Hello you guys! So I have read a few more books that I want to review (one is a reread) so I thought I’d do a Biblio Babble for Warcross by Marie Lu so let’s get into it. shall we?
Title: Warcross (book 1 of 2) Author: Marie Lu Published: September 12th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Number Of Pages: 366 Goodreads Synopsis: 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.
“Every locked door has a key. Every problem has a solution.”
Warcross follows seventeen year old Emika Chen whom is a teen struggling financially but when she wakes up one morning with an eviction notice on her door, she trys to make some quick cash by catching a man who bets illegally on Warcross games but ends up failing so she tries to think of another way to get the money she owes.
I guess I should probably explain what Warcross is? Warcross is a virtual reality that works with your brain to make it seem like its real. You know the big chunky VR goggle things? Well that’s what the creator of Warross did, make VR easier. Smaller. Instead of the clunky goggles, it’s like actual glasses. Every year there are official Warcross championships held with only the best players and a few Wildcards. There are different teams and the goal is to get the jewel thing above the other team’s leader’s head. When Emika hacks into the championship to steal a power-up to sale and get the money for her rent, she ends up ACCIDENTALLY showing herself to (basically) THE ENTIRE WORLD.
“They believe that objects have souls. The more beautiful it becomes.”
Right after, she just starts to get dozens of calls from an unknown number, which she ignores obviously, because she’s afraid she’ll be put into jail. In the morning when she wakes up though, her phone is still rings and she has hundreds of text messages from the same number. She finally decides to answer it. When she does, it’s Hideo Tanaka, the creater of Warcross, basically her idol, calling her. I would probably freak out too, someone I’ve looked up to for so long. He asks her to come to Tokyo. TOKYO. And he has paid off all of her debts. Once she arrives, he asks if she’ll work for him by catching someone whom has been hacking into Warcross. They call him Zero. She accepts and is chosen to be a Wildcard, to be on one of the teams. Her team is amazing (Phoenix Riders) and there is also a rather large diverse cast of characters. But slowly, Hideo and Emika grow closer and must I say…I ship them…
Warcross is set in a beautiful and vivid Tokyo and I can’t wait for Wildcard to come out on the 18th. I don’t want to say more due to spoilers, but I absolutely loved this novel and I think most of you will like it too. If you didn’t know, Marie Lu is one of my favorite authors and she did not disappoint me with Warcross.