Top positive review
An Imaginatinative Virtual Reality + Action + Danger all jam Packed into this beauty!
Reviewed in India on 20 July 2018
Ooh that shiny cover – my inner #coverwhore came to the forefront when this came up for pre – order!
“Every locked door has a key.
Every problem has a solution.”
Warcross is a YA book with a virtual reality game as a subplot – and it was such a different concept in the science fiction genre (Okay; I haven’t yet read Ready Player; so it’s a new concept for me!) and I definitely enjoyed getting lost in the book!
Warcross was fun; dazzlingly and definitely terrifyingly roller coaster ride of a plot – there was a never a dull moment; plot twists along with some incredible gaming plots that require some imagination to fully experience – it was one beautiful ride for this beauty!
Emika Chen (yay for Asian/Chinese Rep!) is a broke bounty hunter; who on a whim to find a way to survive another night; hacks into the biggest game night ever – and that puts her on the map – and soon enough, she is moving from her run – down apartment to the shiny world of Tokyo; where she finds a home with the Pheonix Riders as a “wildcard”; a team participating in the Warcross Event and finds a possible romance with the founder and creator of Warcross; Hideo Tanaki.
Yes, there are some aspects of the plot that some seasoned veterans of the YA genre as quite predicatble – even I did; but what there were some explanations of the twists in the last 100 pages that I still can’t stop thinking about it – the logic so carefully crafted and presented that it was hard to actually fight the logic; which is exactly why it was supposed to be fought – I didn’t envy Emika at the time; and I do not envy the path that she has to take in the future.
Which definitely means I am bubbling with excitement for the next book in this duology (it is a duology, right?) – I can’t wait to see where Marie Lu takes Emika, Hideo & the others on the next journey!